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. (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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  • 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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  • Pizza Crackers

    Pizza Crackers

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    Average rating of 5/5. (2 Ratings)

    Kids love pizza, and these crackers are a great mini-version for after-school snacks.

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  • School of Fish

    School of Fish

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

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

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  • Caterpillar Shaped Pizza

    The Very Tasty Caterpillar

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (10 Ratings)

    Your child can't help the famously ravenous caterpillar turn into a butterfly, but she can help him metamorphose into a pizza! Shaping and topping dough are perfect jobs for a (supervised) young chef.

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  • Carrot and Hummus Dip

    Carrot Patches

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    Average rating of 4/5. (9 Ratings)

    Here's a treat hungry students are sure to dig: baby carrots planted in tasty dip.

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  • Fresh Fruit Cake

    Fruit Cake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (10 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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  • No-bake Chewy Granola Bars - Image Collection

    No-bake Chewy Granola Bars

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (13 Ratings)

    These low fat bars offer a wholesome after-school snack that's satisfying but not too sweet. The added granola gives them a bit of crunch, and the cashew butter makes them extra moist.

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  • Peanut Butter Energy Balls

    PB Energy Balls

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    Average rating of 4/5. (14 Ratings)

    Little nuggets of energy never tasted so good! Change the add-ins to anything you'd like in the same amounts listed and customize to your liking.

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  • Banana Hotdog on a Bun

    Banana Dog

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    Average rating of 5/5. (2 Ratings)

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

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  • Mini Flatbread Pizza - Image Collection

    Mini Flatbread Pizza

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    Average rating of 4/5. (8 Ratings)

    Making this pizza-inspired lunch is as easy as pie!

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  • Teeth Made Out of Apples Halloween Recipe

    Apple Bites

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    Average rating of 4/5. (19 Ratings)

    These toothsome treats are a fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.

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  • Sailboat Sandwiches

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    Average rating of 3/5. (1 Rating)

    These clever snacks, filled with tuna and topped with cheddar cheese sails, carry on the seaside theme.

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