15 Easy Snack Recipes

I often complain that my kids won’t eat, but the truth is they do. A lot. Like, all the time. Every school break and summer vacation my food budget seems to instantly double. And I know exactly what is doing it.

Snacks! I barely finish cleaning the breakfast dishes before I’m asked for a snack. Dinner is still being cleared from the table and they want a snack. It’s neverending.

My kids are active and I know growing kids need to eat. But finding the right assortment of snacks is hard. You want healthly and easy, but also something they’ll like. I’ve also found that if I include them in the preparation of the snack, they are more likely to love it. And, you know the saying, “teach them to fish…”

So here are 15 snack recipes you and your children will love!

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Pay Day Chex Mix

Sweet and savory, everyone loves this Pay Day candy bar inspired Chex Mix. This entire recipe is done in your microwave in under five minutes with ingredients many people already have in their pantry. You can also add some of your own “mix-ins” to make it an even better treat!

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

My family loves chocolate chip cookies but my favorite cookie recipe involves my mixer and 10+ ingredients. This chocolate chip cookie bar recipe uses cake mix and chocolate chips for a brownie-like cookie bar.

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com.

Funfetti White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

These dipped pretzels are as fun to make as they are to eat! Pretzels are a staple snack, but if you need something different, just add 3 more ingredients and create these FUN pretzels in your microwave!

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com.

Sweetened Baked Granola Bars

Granola bars are healthy and travel so well, but the store bought granola bars often have ingredients many kids don’t love. We like this recipe because you can add almost anything to make your own flavor combinations.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com/

Crunchy Granola

Do you go through more cereal than Sienfeld? Worried about the sugar in breakfast cereal? Try this homemade granola recipe as a stand alone cereal, or add your favorite mix-ins for a trail mix!

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com.

Banana Lollipops

Your little sweettooth will love these banana lollipops. This is an activity the family can prepare and enjoy together, either for a special occasion or just another Tuesday!

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com.

Easy Cinnamon Fruit Dip

Fruit is one of those easy go-to snacks but some times you just want something different. Spice it up with a fancy fruit dip. At least, your kids will think it’s fancy. It’s so good and only three ingredients!

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com/.

Indoor Smore Cereal Bars

S’mores are the highlight of nearly every camping trip. But if the craving for s’mores hits and you don’t want to build a fire, try these Indoor S’more Bars. They are pure marshmallowly goodness, just like the real thing.

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com.

Everything Bagel Stuffed Celery

When we have too many bags of chips and other snacks in the house, my husband and I will eat them. But I never feel too guilty with these gluten-free, low carb, and KETO friendly everthing Bagel Stuffed Celery. It tastes just like the bagel!

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net.

Scotcharoo Pinwheels

These scotcharoos pinwheels use a crispy rice cereal and peanut butter mixture topped and rolled with melted butterscotch and chocolate. This is no-bake gooey goodness at its best! 

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net.

Animal Cracker Dip

This four ingredient recipe is so fun and easy for your littles to help with in the kitchen. I don’t normally encourage playing with your food, but it’s hard not to make the animals play in the dip just a little.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com.

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

We eat a lot of fruit, but sometimes for fun we dress it up with dip. Add peanut butter and cream cheese–YUM! This receipe is only four ingredients and you probably have most of it in your kitchen already.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com/.

Zesty Seasoned goldfish Crackers

You probably have had Goldfish Crackers before, but you haven’t had them like this before. You’ll be packing your own snack bag full of these crackers–they are so addictive!

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com.

Animal Cookie Snack Mix

This recipe is great for a crowd and the perfect way to mix and match your favorite snacks. Although they have a great flavor combination, you could substitute your favorite snacks to make a more personal mix.

Recipe and photo by www.myfearlesskitchen.com.

Ranch Snack Mix

This snack mix is ridiculously easy and fast! In just under 10 minutes you could be eating this zesty ranch snack mix–using crackers and fixins you have in your pantry!

Recipe and photo by www.myfearlesskitchen.com.

 

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