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Kids Snacks

Check out these healthy recipes for kids snacks, including popcorn, nachos, empanadas, chicken wings, fries, pretzels, trail mix, kabobs, elephant ears, pinwheels, flat bread, cheese puffs, fruit snacks, pizza pockets, apple dip and more.

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

“My family loved a local restaurant’s chicken wings, but when we tried to make them at home, we couldn’t figure out how to get their ranch flavor right,” recalls Jennifer Bender of Venice, Florida. “When I found a dried dressing mix, I knew it would be perfect for the wings.”

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Served with vanilla wafers, graham cracker sticks or even apple slices, this cool, creamy dip from our home economists makes a special autumn snack.
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Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Our Test Kitchen staff, many of whom are busy young mothers themselves, came up with this fresh and fruity, summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the ballpark, beach or playing field, and the cinnamon-spiced yogurt dip adds that special touch kids love.

Pizza Egg Rolls

Pizza Egg Rolls

Pizza Egg Rolls

My husband and kids love these very untraditional egg rolls. Their crisp wrappers and flavorful pizza filling make them taste so good!

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Every year, our daughter and her friends anticipate our annual Halloween party. Among the menu items is this taco dip with bat-shaped tortilla chips. —Sonia Candler, Edmonton, Alberta

Orange Dip for Fruit

Orange Dip for Fruit

Orange Dip for Fruit

“This light and creamy dip is delightful with fruit, and it can also be used as a fluffy, low-cal frosting,” suggests field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen from Mendota, Illinois.

Goblin Eyeballs

Goblin Eyeballs

Goblin Eyeballs

Our home economists had great vision when creating these devilish deviled eggs. Guests at your Halloween party will be "goblin," them up!

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel apples are a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota

Toffee Caramel Dip

Toffee Caramel Dip

Toffee Caramel Dip

Dip into a batch of crunchy, caramel fall flavor with crisp apple slices and this smooth, scrumptious dip from our Test Kitchen. You can also serve this dip with other fruit or cake cubes.

Bee My Honey Fruit Dip

Bee My Honey Fruit Dip

Bee My Honey Fruit Dip

Orange, cinnamon and nutmeg round out this creamy appetizer dip. Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania likes to serve her spiced spread with apples, pineapple and strawberries when in season.
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