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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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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."

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

We eat a lot of peanut butter, so I decided to make my own. I checked the price of peanut butter up here against the cost of making my own and found mine to be much cheaper, with the added value of knowing what goes into it! Not to mention it's a whole lot tastier. —Marge Austin, North Pole, Alaska

Leg Bones

Leg Bones

Leg Bones

Kids can help out with these bone-chilling breadsticks because they're so simple and fun to do. Enjoy them with a favorite soup, stew or chili. —Summer Jones, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Moo Shu Chicken Cones

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

My Asian-inspired cones make a distinctively different main dish for holiday get-togethers and game-day parties. If you like, substitute pulled pork for the shredded chicken.

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

In Alum Creek, West Virginia, Vicky Priestley recommends whipping up these barbecue Hawaiian pizzas as a quick after-school snack. Prepared on English muffins, the cheesy pizzas are something that kids of all ages enjoy.

Ants On a Log Spread

Ants On a Log Spread

Ants On a Log Spread

I make this snack as a protein pick-me-up. It reminds of “Ants on a Log” from my childhood, and it’s great on an English muffin or apple slices. —Lisa Hummitsch, Tinley Park, Illinois

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

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Served with vanilla wafers, graham cracker sticks or even apple slices, this cool, creamy dip from our home economists makes a special autumn snack.

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.

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
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