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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.

Layered Veggie Dip

Layered Veggie Dip

Layered Veggie Dip

My sister shared this recipe with me years ago. It will serve quite a hungry bunch. But at my house, a few kids have been known to eat a whole plateful by themselves.—Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

Pizza Cups

Pizza Cups

Pizza Cups

"My girls frequently have friends over at night," writes Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia. "And their big brother is always asking for something to eat! So I make these miniature pizzas often. They couldn't be quicker."

Stuffed Apple Treats

Stuffed Apple Treats

Stuffed Apple Treats

With apple trees right in her own yard, it's no wonder Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington loves to pack these nutritious and tasty treats in her children's school lunches.
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Dairy Delicious Dip

Dairy Delicious Dip

Dairy Delicious Dip

Munching on fruit becomes so much more fun when there's a sweet, creamy dip to dunk your slices in. After working up an appetite playing party games, the kids enjoyed this dip. I enjoyed its ease of preparation. —Karen Kenney, Harvard, Illinois

Braunschweiger Spread

Braunschweiger Spread

Braunschweiger Spread

This spread is so creamy and delicious it's satisfying even to those who think they don't like liver sausage.—Gayle Lewis, Yucaipa, California

Cinnamon Bread Rolls

Cinnamon Bread Rolls

Cinnamon Bread Rolls

"My aunt shared this recipe, which my kids and I make assembly-line style," reports Cathy Stanfield of Bernie, Missouri. "The kids love to help, and they sure love to eat these creamy snacks."

Easy Salsa

Easy Salsa

Easy Salsa

Cooking is especially fun when you're making a favorite snack that tastes better than the store-bought version. Garden tomatoes and onions make this homemade salsa so much better than salsa from a jar.—Mikel Chapman, Helena, Oklahoma

Caramel Apple Dessert

Caramel Apple Dessert

Caramel Apple Dessert

The whole family has fun dipping apple wedges into the caramel sauce and peanuts. Even our toddler gets in on the act!

Lunch Box Apple Dip

Lunch Box Apple Dip

Lunch Box Apple Dip

Apples become an even more "a-peeling" snack when paired with this sweet creamy dip. It's a fun and flavorful way to get kids to eat fruit.

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Nothing tastes better at this time of year than a sweet-to-eat caramel apple! For our harvest fest, subscriber Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas happily agreed to share her favorite recipe, including instructions on making caramel sauce. "That rich homemade flavor just can't be beat," she says.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Stuffed with a pizza-style filling, these special sandwiches surprise you with a burst of flavor in every bite. They were popular with the preschool set at our son's dinosaur-theme birthday party...but you can be sure adults will love them, too! — Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
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