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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.

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."
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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

Pizza Sticks

Pizza Sticks

Pizza Sticks

When I saw the recipe for these pepperoni-filled snacks, I knew my three young daughters would like making them. They're quick and fun to assemble—especially when they work together.—Darlene Sutton, Boise, Idaho

Ginger Lime Dip

Ginger Lime Dip

Ginger Lime Dip

"This creamy snack is tangy and refreshing," remarks field editor Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "It's a fun alternative to sweet fruit dips."

Perky Olive Penguins

Perky Olive Penguins

Perky Olive Penguins

These tuxedo-clad tidbits are actually ripe olives stuffed with a subtly seasoned cream cheese filling. The adorable appetizers are dressed for success with pimiento and carrot accessories.

Golden Veggie Dip

Golden Veggie Dip

Golden Veggie Dip

Evelyn Hill of Marion Station, Maryland shares a snack that's sure to encourage kids to eat their vegetables. "This thick, mild-tasting dip is easy to prepare and has always been my favorite," she notes.
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