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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.

Apricot Turkey Pinwheels

Apricot Turkey Pinwheels

Apricot Turkey Pinwheels

I created these unique pinwheels for a football game snack using ingredients I had on hand. They were a huge hit and I love how quick and easy they are to prepare. —Melanie Foster, Blaine, Minnesota

Mini White Pizzas

Mini White Pizzas

Mini White Pizzas

"I make these savory pizzas in advance and freeze them. Then I can bake them whenever I need a quick appetizer or snack. They are so delicious!" Jocelyn Hook, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania

Veggie Pinwheel Appetizers

Veggie Pinwheel Appetizers

Veggie Pinwheel Appetizers

My son, Tyler, loves these and even asked me to make them for his school party instead of cupcakes! Now his classmates love them, too, and I make them for every party. To keep it easy, I usually get the veggies from the grocery store's salad bar. —Beverly M. Jones, Cambridge, Maryland
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Chicken Tempura Rolls

Chicken Tempura Rolls

Chicken Tempura Rolls

These are delicious and are simpler to make than you think. An inexpensive bamboo mat and sticky rice are the keys to making these rolls. Your guest will really be impressed when you serve this scrumptious treat.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen,

Tater Tarts

Tater Tarts

Tater Tarts

These bite-size potato appetizers combine the tang of sour cream, the sharpness of pepper jack and the distinct flavor of cilantro in a crisp crust to make a delectable snack that's easy to prepare.

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

This is a fantastic, healthier substitute to deep-fried mozzarella sticks. I like to serve the sticks with spaghetti.

Ants On a Log Spread

Ants On a Log Spread

Ants On a Log Spread

I make this snack as a protein pick-me-up. It reminds of “Ants on a Log” from my childhood, and it’s great on an English muffin or apple slices. —Lisa Hummitsch, Tinley Park, Illinois

Rainbow Potato Chips with Creamy Onion Dip

Rainbow Potato Chips with Creamy Onion Dip

Rainbow Potato Chips with Creamy Onion Dip

Forget store-bought potato chips! You won't want them after you munch on these crispy, perfectly seasoned baked chips served with a creamy onion dip. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

My family asks for these saucy meatballs all year long. I like to make them with ground beef in the winter and ground turkey in the spring.—Rachelle Stratton, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Honey-Lime Yogurt Dip

Honey-Lime Yogurt Dip

Honey-Lime Yogurt Dip

When it comes to this tangy fruit dip, I don’t mind my kids playing with their food. We like to dip strawberries, but friends have reported great results with pears, bananas and more. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

A classic Southern comfort food, Pimiento Cheese Spread, is used as an appetizer with crackers, corn chips or celery. It is also smeared between two slices of white bread for sandwiches and as a topping for hamburgers and hot dogs.—Eileen Balmer, South Bend, Indiana
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