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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.

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Starry Night Taco Cups

Starry Night Taco Cups

Starry Night Taco Cups

These Mexican-style snacks will surely add sparkle to a slumber party spread! To make them, our home economists lined muffin cups with tortilla shells, then filled each with a not-too-spicy beef mixture kids can garnish with cheese, lettuce and other toppings. For tasty dippers besides, you could serve the cutout stars with salsa.

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.

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

This witch's cauldron doesn't hold a spooky brew--just a Halloween snack that's frightfully fun! Our Test Kitchen formed a pot by toasting a slice of rye bread, then filled it with a creamy dip that's perfect with the pretzel "logs" and sweet pepper "flames" that are placed underneath.
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Chunky Herbed Pizza Dip

Chunky Herbed Pizza Dip

Chunky Herbed Pizza Dip

“Use your favorite dipper with this. I like to use multicolored bell pepper strips, celery, small breadsticks, mozzarella sticks and pepperoni slices.” -Clara Coulston of Washington Court House, Ohio

Fried Ham Cubes

Fried Ham Cubes

Fried Ham Cubes

I sometimes serve these popular snacks with a creamy ranch dip instead of the cheese sauce. People are always surprised at how easy it is to make.

Fruited Turkey

Fruited Turkey

Fruited Turkey

Have some fruit-filled fun on Thanksgiving with this tasty turkey, or when you're preparing turkey on the grill at a summer get-together. —Tressa Gear, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Fuzzy Caterpillars

Fuzzy Caterpillars

Fuzzy Caterpillars

Kids and adults will all love this uniquqe way to prepare chicken. The coconut coating provides a crunch and the dip has a tropical flair. Using a food processor makes it easy to chop the cashews.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Italian Meat Stromboli

Italian Meat Stromboli

Italian Meat Stromboli

As a mother of two, it seems the only time I have to be creative is in the kitchen. I received a similar recipe from a co-worker but decided to add veggies and spices.

Mini Burgers with the Works

Mini Burgers with the Works

Mini Burgers with the Works

I started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a way to use up bread crusts accumulating in my freezer. They're delicious. —Linda Lane, Bennington, Vermont

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

Reuben Appetizers

Reuben Appetizers

Reuben Appetizers

Each year, I collect appetizer recipes to make for the annual Christmas party we throw for friends and family. These tidbits are always a big hit. —Pat Bohn, Oregon City, Oregon
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