27 After-School Snacks

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A full day of classwork and recess can take a lot out of a kid, and they can't always wait for dinner. Recharge their batteries with these quick and healthy after-school snack ideas.

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  • Vegetable Flowers with Homemade Ranch Dip

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (18 Ratings)

    This collection of snacks and treats offers something for everyone.

  • Egg Heads

    Egg Heads

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    These edible collages make for a quick, nutritious snack-tivity to fill an afternoon — and an empty stomach.

  • Kermit's Green Apples with Peanut Butter Dip

    Kermit's Green Apples with Peanut Butter Dip

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    Average rating of 4/5. (7 Ratings)

    Apples and peanut butter are a classic snack, but when the apple looks like everyone's favorite frog, you have an unexpected treat!

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  • Cheese Roll-Ups

    Cheddar Roll-Ups

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    A delicious snack or side dish that families love.

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  • Banana Hotdog on a Bun

    Banana Dog

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This fun fast-food impostor makes a wholesome quick breakfast.

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  • Bubbly Berries and Grapefruit

    Bubbly Berries and Grapefruit

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Sparkling cider turns this fresh fruit cup into a fizzy soda fountain-style treat. For the best results, chill all the ingredients.

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  • School of Fish

    School of Fish

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    It won't take long to reel kids in for snack time with these sweet-and-salty goldfish.

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  • Fresh Fruit Cake

    Fruit Cake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (8 Ratings)

    This clever creation, inspired by Spoonful guest Maryanne DaCosta from East Hanover, New Jersey, turns fresh fruit into a festive, healthy snack that really makes the grade.

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  • Fruit Face

    Grapefruit Gals

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    These sourpusses are a clever way to slip vitamin C into your child's diet.

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  • Flowers Made of Fruit

    Fruit Flowers

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    Average rating of 5/5. (2 Ratings)

    Invite your child to plant these "berry" delicious flowers on his or her plate.

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  • Sticks and Stones

    Sticks and Stones

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This crunchy, lunch-box-friendly snack mix is sweetened with fruit juice and brown sugar.

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  • Chew on Your Pencil

    Chew on Your Pencil

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    Average rating of 4/5. (9 Ratings)

    These noteworthy pencil-shaped snacks are sure to earn high marks as a treat after school or at the next classroom gathering.

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  • Nut Butter-fly

    Nut Butter-Fly

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    Average rating of 2/5. (1 Rating)

    Create a healthy snack from nut butter and apple slices.

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  • Three-flavor Beans - Image Collection

    Three-flavor Beans

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Spiced with ranch, pesto, and taco seasonings, a small bowl of these beans makes a tasty, nutritious snack. Our roasting method yields a mixed batch of both chewy and crunchy edamame -- a surprisingly irresistible combination.

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  • Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa

    Cinnamon Chips with Fruit Salsa

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Every kid loves salsa and chips and this sweeter take on them is the perfect snack.

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