Looking for inspiration for after-school snacks? We’ve got you covered! From fruit and veggie-based recipes to sweeter treats, take a look at the recipes below for lots of options to suit whatever your afternoon holds. Many of these recipes would also be great options to include in packed lunches, or even to bring along on road trips or picnics!
Cucumber Snails with Vegetable Garden Dip
These cucumber snails make super cute snacks and are super easy to put together! Kids will love dipping their cucumber rolls into the homemade ranch dip.
Easy Ham & Cheese Turnovers
Add these ham & cheese turnovers to your snack rotation! Simple and tasty, kids can help make them in less than 10 minutes. We can’t get enough of these puff pastry pockets!
After School Chocolate Snack Cake
Every so often, a little something extra special is called for after school. Snack cakes can be just the thing: they are indulgent but not too fancy and can be cut into small pieces. Celebrate perfect spelling test scores, finishing science projects, not fighting with siblings while waiting for the bus, and sometimes just getting to Friday night.
Monochrome Fruit Salad Cups
These showstopping monochrome fruit cups make a simple, healthful treat feel special and new! If your kids ever resist eating their daily quota of fruits and veggies, these colorful treats are sure to catch their eye. Arranging and sorting the fruits by color is so simple and gives such a great finished look.
Candy Pretzel Alphabet
These candy-covered pretzels are the perfect after-school snack on the first day of school, or any day of the year! There are so many fun ways to use this candy alphabet since you can spell whatever you like.
Whole Wheat Plum Cake
This whole wheat plum cake makes the most of plums, contrasting the juicy tartness with a crunchy sugar-sprinkled top and a tasty whole wheat-cornmeal cake. Topped with powdered sugar, this cake makes the perfect afternoon snack!
Who knew vegetables could be so much fun? Grab your carrots, radishes, kitchen knife, and cutting board: let’s play Vegetable Jenga!
Apple Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
These tasty muffins feature grated apple alongside a healthy dose of cream cheese frosting on top. These muffins are a lovely decadent treat for fall, or any season!
Simple Rainbow Smoothie Recipe
Each color band of these rainbow smoothies has a distinct flavor! The method was simple: add a different frozen fruit to a creamy smoothie base, blend, pour, and place glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes, until the layer set up. Yum!
No-Bake Cereal Bars
If your kids are obsessed with cereal, they’ll love these cereal bars! These bars are no-bake, simple to make, and seriously delicious.