20 Kid-Friendly Snack Recipes to Keep in Your Back Pocket

Need an on-the-go snack your little ones will love? We've got you covered!

August 04, 2022

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Sweet and Saltines

Trisha Yearwood's five-ingredient treat is a classic that will please snackers of all ages. She drizzles saltines with butter, brown sugar and chocolate for the ultimate sweet-salty bite.

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Homemade Granola Bars

Fair warning: Once you make Ina Garten's homemade granola bars packed with oats, nuts, coconut and dried fruit, the kids may never want the boxed ones again.

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Frozen Fruit Cups

Ree Drummond's frozen treats put an updated spin on retro fruit cocktail.

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Popcorn with Herbs and Asiago Cheese

Giada De Laurentiis dresses up everyday popcorn with garlic butter, herbes de Provence and grated Asiago.

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The Pioneer Woman's Nachos

Ree's classic nachos are always a crowd-pleasing snack. She keeps them simple with Monterey Jack cheese and jalapenos (easily omitted if your brood prefers them mild).

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic chocolate chippers are a staple after-school snack, but everyone has their preference: chewy or crispy. Alton Brown perfected this recipe for lovers of the chewy variety.

Get the Recipe: The Chewy

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are sure to be big winners with the crispy-cookie camp.

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Flavored Milks

Change up your standard milk-and-cookies routine by flavoring low-fat milk with strawberries, peaches or mixed berries.

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Yogurt and Granola Trifle

Layered with vanilla yogurt, homemade granola and fresh berries, Melissa d'Arabian's tasty trifle makes a satisfying snack, breakfast or dessert.

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Coconut Chips

These easy, healthy baked chips are delicious as a frozen-yogurt topping or just on their own by the handful.

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Grape Jelly Breakfast Tarts

Toaster pastries aren't just for breakfast — they make a perfect on-the-go snack. For a better-for-you treat, Food Network Kitchen created a homemade version. Fill with your favorite jelly.

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Chocolate-Dipped Granola Bars

Ree sends her kids off for a day of horseback riding with these wholesome, grab-and-go treats. They're perfect fuel for a day at school, too.

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Flour's Famous Banana Bread

A small amount of creme fraiche or sour cream goes a long way in this moist loaf perfected by Flour Bakery in Boston. Toss in some chopped, toasted walnuts for a hearty crunch.

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Crispy Kale Chips with Lemon

Getting enough greens shouldn't be a chore, and with these kale chips, it won't be. The best way to eat this nutrient-rich veggie is baked with salt, chile flakes and a squeeze of lemon.

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Apple Chips

Soaking the apple slices in simple syrup overnight really makes a difference in the final result. Once baked, the chips will be shiny and crispier than usual. You can even reuse the syrup to sweeten tea or make another batch of apple chips.  

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Pumpkin Seed-Dried Cherry Trail Mix

This wholesome medley of nuts and dried fruit gets an extra touch of sweetness from pure maple syrup. Use a darker grade, such as grade B, for rich molasses-like flavor.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix

Italian Ice Pops

Fill your ice cube tray with raspberry-mint puree before bed and by morning you'll have a sweet on-the-go treat at your fingertips.

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Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies with Oats and Flax Seeds

No artificial sweeteners here: These chewy, crunchy cookies rely on honey and golden raisins for a burst of natural sweetness. On top of oats, crunchy peanut butter and flax seeds, shredded coconut helps create an extra-hearty bite.

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Pizza on a Stick

Pizza on the go is finally possible with this handy recipe from Food Network Magazine. Cut store-bought pizza dough into small triangles, then roll them up with classic toppings, like marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and black olives.

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Trail Mix Butter

By blending a combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, you can make a spreadable spin on a snack time favorite--trail mix. And no hike needed! We've come up with our own mix below, but this is a flexible recipe, so feel free to swap in your own combination.

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