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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.

Citrusy Fruit Dip

Citrusy Fruit Dip

Citrusy Fruit Dip

This refreshing dip is the perfect complement to fresh summer fruit. Folks just can't seem to get enough of it...the bowl is always scraped clean! —Tiffany Anderson-Taylor, Gulfport, Florida

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Both the children and adults really enjoy this dip, which includes mini chocolate chips. It is so easy to whip up.—Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York

Peanutty Chicken Wings

Peanutty Chicken Wings

Peanutty Chicken Wings

A pleasant, mild blend of peanut and curry flavors the sauce for these wings. I doubled the recipe, and was I glad I did! The tasty wings were gobbled right up.—Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York
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Pizza English Muffins

Pizza English Muffins

Pizza English Muffins

From St. Paul, Minnesota, Lea Deluca recalls, "My mother prepared these individual pizzas for me from the time I started elementary school until I entered college. They're a big hit with all ages."

Crispy Onion Wings

Crispy Onion Wings

Crispy Onion Wings

My wife, daughters and I often enjoy these buttery wings while watching TV on Saturday nights. The crisp coating of french-fried potato chips is also great on the chicken tenders I make from cut-up boneless chicken breasts. -Jonathan Hershey, Akron, Ohio

Honey Peanut Apple Dip

Honey Peanut Apple Dip

Honey Peanut Apple Dip

"Everyone just loves this dip...it never lasts long," says Carolyn Sykora of Bloomer, Wisconsin. The thick mixture is easy to scoop up with apple slices.

Pizza Biscuit Bears

Pizza Biscuit Bears

Pizza Biscuit Bears

Our Test Kitchen staff set aside the porridge recipes and came up with these charming biscuits that are just right! The cute little bears, which get their personality from pizza toppings, are delicious with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread

Cultivate compliments with this quick cracker spread coated with crushed tortilla chips. Taco seasoning, green onions and ripe olives dress up the thick mixture of cream cheese and cheddar.

Cheese Worms with Grasshopper Dip

Cheese Worms with Grasshopper Dip

Cheese Worms with Grasshopper Dip

Turning string cheese snacks into wiggly warms was simply a matter of poking in whole cloves for the eyes. We remind the kids to be sure to remove these before eating the worms. For serving the dip, I halved and seeded a green pepper, then added olives for eyes and green onion "legs".—Lenore Walters, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos

When my kids were little they loved these snacks they could eat with their fingers. It makes a great quick meal, tailgate food or "pig out" dish. —Janet Rhoden, Hortonville, Wisconsin

Honey Nut Spread

Honey Nut Spread

Honey Nut Spread

This simple cream cheese treat goes over big at all my ladies' luncheons and parties. No one guesses that the spread has just four ingredients.
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