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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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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.

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

Pizza Swirls

Pizza Swirls

Pizza Swirls

My children helped me dream up this snappy bread that tastes like pizza. The from-scratch flavor makes it a family favorite, but it's great for parties, too.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

This pumpkin dip is yummy with cinnamon-sugar cutouts I make from extra pie crust dough. It's good with gingersnaps and sugar cookies, too. —Kari Egger, Portland, Oregon

Skull Deviled Eggs

Skull Deviled Eggs

Skull Deviled Eggs

Thrill partygoers with these bone-chilling deviled eggs. The mayonnaise-filled bites are one of my favorite apps, so I had fun creating a Halloween version. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

I got the recipe for these meatballs from one of my husband's parishioners, and I have modified it over the years. I usually double it to accommodate our big family of eight.—Kim Brandt, Lovell, Wyoming

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

Chocolate Chip Dip

Chocolate Chip Dip

Chocolate Chip Dip

Is there a kid alive (or a kid at heart) who wouldn’t gobble up this creamy dip for graham crackers? It beats dunking them in milk, hands down! You can also try it with apple wedges. Heather Koenig - Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey Cheese Ball

While the real bird is roasting, you can present your guests with this tasty Thanksgiving turkey. It also makes for a fun centerpiece. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel apples are a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota

Sweet Sausage Rolls

Sweet Sausage Rolls

Sweet Sausage Rolls

Refrigerated dough makes these appetizers a snap to make, sausage gives them a smoky heat, and honey and brown sugar give them a touch of sweetness. Add it all up, and you have a finger food that's downright addicting! —Lori Cabuno, Canfield, Ohio
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