50 After-School Snacks

Mix up your afternoon routine with these smart ideas from Food Network Magazine. (Photographs by Karl Juengel)

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31. Jam Pockets Roll out refrigerated pizza dough to 1/4 inch thick; cut into 3-inch rounds. Top with a dollop each of cream cheese and jam. Brush the edges with beaten egg, fold in half and press to seal. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Poke a hole in each; bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

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32. Ricotta-Apple Pockets Make Jam Pockets (No. 31), but fill with ricotta, diced apple and a pinch of cinnamon sugar. Brush with egg and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar before baking.

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33. Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets Make Jam Pockets (No. 31), but fill with chopped cooked broccoli and shredded cheddar. Brush with egg and sprinkle with Parmesan before baking.

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34. Pizza Pockets Make Jam Pockets (No. 31), but fill with tomato sauce and grated mozzarella and Parmesan. Brush with egg and sprinkle with more Parmesan before baking.

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35. Tortellini Kebabs Toss cooked spinach tortellini, grape tomatoes and mini mozzarella balls with pesto, olive oil, salt and pepper. Thread onto skewers.

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36. Yogurtwiches Place a scoop of frozen yogurt between graham cracker squares. Roll the edges in chocolate chips. Freeze until firm.

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37. Better Brownies Prepare your favorite brownie batter, adding 1 cup shredded zucchini (squeezed dry); divide among greased mini-muffin cups and bake 15 to 18 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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38. Berry Brownies Prepare your favorite brownie batter and divide among greased mini-muffin cups. Press a raspberry or sliced strawberry into the batter; bake 15 to 18 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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39. Pretzel Melts Sandwich small slices of cheddar between mini pretzels. Put on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes at 425 degrees F. Serve with mustard.

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40. Loaded Oatmeal Cookies Prepare a 17.5-ounce package oatmeal cookie mix as the label directs, but substitute 1/2 cup applesauce for the butter or oil and add 1/4 cup wheat germ and 1 cup each chopped mixed nuts, dried fruit and shredded coconut to the batter.