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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.

Banana-Pear Caterpillar

Banana-Pear Caterpillar

Banana-Pear Caterpillar

With Sherry's guidance, Kendra Paige-Wrischnik, now 11, transformed banana and pear slices into this creepy crawler. "The girls' brother, Joey, was too young to help prepare the salads, but he sure enjoyed eating them," Sherry adds.

Pizza Roll-Ups

Pizza Roll-Ups

Pizza Roll-Ups

Since receiving this recipe through 4-H, it's been a regular after-school snack. These bite-size pizza treats, made with refrigerated crescent rolls, are especially good served with spaghetti sauce for dipping. —Donna Klettke, Wheatland, Missouri

Apple Person

Apple Person

Apple Person

—Julie Lavender, Oceanside, California
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Cranberry Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Cranberry Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Cranberry Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Children of all ages will have a ball assembling these yummy treats that start with plain white bread and other fuss-free ingredients. "Cranberry sauce gives these appetizers lots of holiday appeal," notes Dorothy Pritchett from Wills Point, Texas.

Biscuit Pizzas

Biscuit Pizzas

Biscuit Pizzas

These easy little pizza snacks are so versatile...you can include any toppings you want. The hardest part is making enough to go around!— Cathy Sudbeck, Hartington, Nebraska

Kid-Size Pizzas

Kid-Size Pizzas

Kid-Size Pizzas

The ingredients for this recipe can always be found in my kitchen for last-minute meals or snacks. Our two young boys like to personalize their own pizzas with different toppings.—Rachel DeVault, Grove City, Ohio

Fudgy Fruit Dip

Fudgy Fruit Dip

Fudgy Fruit Dip

Says Wilma Knobloch of Steen, Minnesota, "This rich chocolaty dip is especially nice at holiday gatherings or served with fresh strawberries."

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip

I first tasted this quick and easy dip at a friend's Christmas party. I kept going back for more. —Karen Wydrinski, Woodstock, Georgia

Sweet Sausage Rolls

Sweet Sausage Rolls

Sweet Sausage Rolls

It's hard to stop eating these savory sausage rolls in a sweet nutty glaze. —Lori Cabuno, Canfield, Ohio

Christmas Fruit Kabobs

Christmas Fruit Kabobs

Christmas Fruit Kabobs

My chunky fruit skewers are always a hit for brunch, whether served with pastries, quiche or eggs and bacon. They're also excellent appetizers and potluck additions.

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

A tasty sweet-sour sauce glazes bite-size sausages in this recipe shared by Maxine Cenker of Weirton, West Virginia. "Serve these effortless appetizers with toothpicks at parties or holiday get-togethers," she suggests.
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