20+ Easy After School Snack Ideas

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Trying to figure out what to give the kids for a quick snack when the get home from school can be frustrating, so we thought we share 20+ delicious kid-tested, mom approved tried and true after school snack recipes for all ages of kids.
These are great for “sneaking” more fruits and vegetables into your little ones diet. (Your kids will never know.) They’ll just be thinking about how their mom is so cool because she lets them eat bugs!

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Grab the Recipe Here: Inspiration for Moms

This pizza hummus has massive party appeal, because toppings can vary to fit your group’s preferences – just like regular pizza. Add vegan pepperoni and green onions for something classic.

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Grab the Recipe Here: CadrysKitchen.com

Apple “Nachos” with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time!

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Grab the Recipe Here: trialandeater.com

Energy bites are one of the newest and biggest food trends out there, and for good reason. They are easy to make, taste delicious, and, if you make a few simple substitutions, are good for you!

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Grab the Recipe Here: Burlap and Blue

Soft and fluffy mantou (steamed buns) are favorites from kids to adult. I added matcha and nutella to the dough to create two color tones and flavors. They are definitely kids approved

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Grab the Recipe Here: What to Cook Today

Indian Cheese Corn Toast Popular Vegetarian Recipe : An easy and mouth watering recipes that is ready in 15 minutes. It’s a mixture of corn, capsicum in a light white sauce baked on bread. Makes a great Appetizer / Back to School Snack / Breakfast.

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Grab the Recipe Here: Easy Cooking with Molly

Healthy and nutritious, these easy no-bake snack recipes use a surprise ingredient that you already have on hand – breakfast cereal. The fun shapes make it a great treat for kids!

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Grab the Recipe Here: Get Green be Well

These are SO good and kids love to help make them! The best part? No baking required!

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Grab the Recipe Here: Viva Veltoro

If you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you would love these peanut butter fig bars. Soft, chewy and bursting with flavours from childhood

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Grab the Recipe Here: The Unlikely Baker

Pumpkin fruit dip is a luscious dip to enjoy with fruit, graham crackers, and more! It’s not too sweet so you can dip away to your heart’s content.

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Grab the Recipe Here: Stetted

These healthy peanut butter oatmeal blondies are the perfect snack! They are loaded with nutritious ingredients, but taste like an indulgent treat. They are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and low in calories and they cost only 44¢ per serving.

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Grab the Recipe Here: VegAnnie

Have you heard of the “popcorn trick”. Make your own homemade popcorn with just some popcorn kernels and a paper bag. Fun and easy for kids!

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Grab the Recipe Here: Crafty Coin

This Creamy Peanut Butter Dip tastes completely sinful, but with just four clean and simple ingredients, it’s totally healthy! It’s the perfect after school snack!

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Grab the Recipe Here: The Two Bite Club

You may not always get your kids to eat fruit, but they’ll never turn down a cookie. Lucky for you, these are gluten free and vegan, and include both bananas and blueberries.

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Grab the Recipe Here: The Tasting Page

As an addition to the lunch bag or as an after school snack, the homemade cereal yogurt bars are easy to throw together and loved by kids of all ages.
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Grab the Recipe Here: Yogurt Cereal Bars

These cheesy BLT bread sticks are the perfect snack for a hungry crew. They’re sure to hold everyone over till dinner.

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Grab the Recipe Here: Shrimp Salad Circus

This apple sandwiches recipe is not only pretty, it’s lots of fun to make (and eat)! It’s perfect for an after school snack or in a school lunchbox.

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Grab the Recipe Here: Thrifty Jinxy

Easy, chewy, and delicious Decadent Peanut Butter Bars with a hint of Cinnamon! They even taste like fall!

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Grab the Recipe Here: Wild Flours Kitchen

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Grab the Recipe Here: Artscrackers

We love mug mixes and quick mug snacks, but have you ever tried pizza in a mug?? It’s awesome and takes about 2 minutes of time to throw together.

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Grab the Recipe Here: Temeculablogs

We hope this collection of tasty after-school recipes has given you some fresh ideas to entice the kids and we highly recommend you also check out this fantastic list of 40+ additional after school snack ideas for even the pickiest of kids!

We love to hear what your child’s favorite after-school snack is, or what snacks you prefer to serve at home!

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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