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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.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

I came up with this rich, creamy pumpkin dip when I had a small amount of canned pumpkin left in the fridge after my holiday baking. It is also great served with sliced pears and apples, or as a spread on zucchini bread or any nut bread. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas

Egg Penguins

Egg Penguins

Egg Penguins

These cute little appetizers are so adorable, they're likely to steal the spotlight at your next wintertime gathering or kids' party. No one believes how easily these whimsical bites come together.—Darline Michaelis, New Auburn, Wisconsin

Cinnamon Dip

Cinnamon Dip

Cinnamon Dip

This creamy dip can be prepared the night before and chilled. Serve with apple wedges or an assortment of cookies for a sweet anytime snack. —Jessica Flory, Queen Creek, Arizona
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Deviled Egg Bunnies

Deviled Egg Bunnies

Deviled Egg Bunnies

These eggs are a must at our traditional Easter dinner. With nine grandchildren, there are never any leftovers.

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

It's easy to encourage children to eat an apple a day when this creamy peanut butter spread is served with it! I've made this cheese ball for many occasions, and it's always well received.

Raspberry Fruit Dip

Raspberry Fruit Dip

Raspberry Fruit Dip

A cool, creamy raspberry dip enhances the naturally sweet flavor of fruit.

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Looking for a standout appetizer that could double as a dessert? Try this fast, no-fuss favorite that Darlene Brenden whips up for family and friends in Salem, Oregon. “It’s a fun change of pace for your munchies menu and an easy way to get folks to snack on apples instead of junk food,” Darlene points out.

Tropical Dip

Tropical Dip

Tropical Dip

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chicken Chili Nachos

Chicken Chili Nachos

Chicken Chili Nachos

Your gang will huddle around the buffet table at half-time when you put out the two heaping plates of these spicy chicken nachos. “This is a ‘dash in the pan’ dish that’s always a hit.”—Karen Horning, Rockford, Illinois.

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Try these satisfying snacks from Sue Seymour Valatie, New York. She pats cheese into the dough, then tucks in store-bought bean dip to fix these tasty turnovers. "They're easy to assemble with prepared pie crusts," she says.

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

These cute treats were easy for our kids to assemble, and the whole family had fun making them. —Holly Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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