20+ Easy After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Kids and adults alike will love these healthy, no-fuss snacks.

snacks for kids, after school snacks

These crazy-delicious (and healthy!) snack recipes for kids are a snap to whip up after a busy day. Plus, get our best kid-friendly family dinner recipes, easy dinner ideas for kids, and fun lunch ideas for kids.

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peanutty cap'n crunch candy bars
Brian Woodcock
Peanutty Cap'n Crunch Candy Bars

These peanut butter cereal butters are a snap to make and kids will eat 'em right up!

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pimento cheese sandwiches
Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

These delicious finger sandwiches get their bite from sharp Cheddar cheese, cayenne pepper, and horseradish.

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loaded nachos
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Loaded Nachos

Kids won't be able to get enough of these tasty nachos.

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Tools you'll need: $17, Sheet Cake Pan, 

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broccoli cheesy bread
John Komar
Broccoli Cheesy Bread

They won't even notice they're eating broccoli.

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dark chocolate sea salt almonds
Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

You don't have to feel guilty about love of chocolate with these dark chocolate sea salted almonds.

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strawberry energy balls
Courtesy of Bren Did
Strawberry Energy Balls

This sweet after school snack is low in sugar and high in fiber and protein.

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frito cups
Mike Garten
Frito Cups

Putting the dip in the chip—genius.

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sunchoke chips with warm blue-cheese dip
Andrew Purcell
Sunchoke Chips with Warm Blue-Cheese Dip

Class up the classic chip by switching out potatoes for sunchokes and pairing it with a delightful blue cheese dip.

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warm cheddar corn dip
Mike Garten
Warm Cheddar Corn Dip

Did someone say "cheese"? Whether you're dipping veggies or chips,  this melty cheese-blend is out of this world.

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celery snails and caterpillars
STEVE GIRALT; PROP STYLIST: MEGAN HEDGPETH; FOOD STYLING: WD FOOD DEPT
Celery Snails and Caterpillars

These adorable snacks take ants on a log to the next level.

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healthy baked chicken fingers recipe
Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Crispy Oven Chicken Fingers

We've cut the fat from these irresistibly crispy chicken fingers by baking them in the oven instead of deep frying.

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Goldfish Crackers

Try this yummy homemade version of the classic cheesy snacks.

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Mike Garten
Cauliflower "Popcorn"

So it's not really popcorn, but these roasted veggies will tide you over longer and are just as addictive.

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Anson Smart
Pigs In Blankets

Is there a better snack than pigs in blankets? We use frozen pastry dough and all-beef hot dogs for these crowd-pleasing bites.

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Mike Garten
Sprigs in a Blanket

The whole family will love this sophisticated spin on pigs in a blanket ( it's a great way to sneak veggies in!).

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Courtesy of SkinnyMs.
Salt and Vinegar Cucumber Chips

Easy to make and even easier to eat, these cucumber chips will be your new addiction.

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Con Poulos
Corn Fritters

Made with everyday pantry staples and kernels cut straight from the cob, these airy fritters will get eaten up as fast as you can fry them.

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avocado and ham sandwich
Tina Rupp
Avocado Ham Sandwich

Try avocado instead of Swiss in this classic recipe. Or, if your kid prefers the basics, stick with cheese.

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chocolate chip cookie, cookie recipe, cookies and milk
Charles Schiller
Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies and milk are a match made in heaven.

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kiwi snacks, kid snacks
Ikaroo
Kiwi Ice Pops

Kiwi ice pops appeal to kids and adults alike. This recipe is not only mouthwatering but no fuss, making it one of the coolest ways to extinguish the end of summer's sizzle.

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