Get ready for back to school time with these 15 After School Snacks For Kids. They’re a lot better than cookies!
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School is back in session. And regardless of if it’s in person or at home, or a combination of both, you still have to think about school lunches and after school snacks.
Because even if (or really, especially if) your kid is learning from your kitchen table this year, your kid will be thinking about snacks.
If your kids are quick to reach for cookies after school, you can combat that with any of the cute and healthy after school snacks for kids in our list below.
15 After School Snacks For Kids
Ladybug Snack Packs
These Ladybug Snack Packs are simply decorated snack packs.
You can use this tutorial to make these ladybugs from your favorite snack packs.
If your child sees a cute treat as an option for an after school snack, there’s a good chance that one will be grabbed over a more sugary, less adorable, snack.
Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites
You can feel good about serving your kids these chocolate dipped banana bites after school. You can choose how far you dip the banana bites into chocolate, which gives you control over the amount of sugar in the treat. Top them with nuts, seeds, sprinkles, or whatever else you can think of.
How cute are these fruit monsters? Your little monsters will love them. And you’ll love that they’re made completely from fruit. Nothing bad here. Just be careful to supervise your little ones if they choose this as an after school snack. Toothpicks are used to make them, and the googly eyes aren’t edible, so you’ll want to teach your child to pull them apart before eating.
Wonton Pizza Cups
Everyone loves pizza, and you’ll love whipping up these wonton pizza cups for your kids for an after school snack. You can fill them with anything your child likes. If you don’t want to use pepperoni, swap it out and use pepper pieces instead.
Avocado Toast Bruschetta
You might not think of bruschetta as an after school snack, but it’s honestly perfect. Each piece is the perfect size for little hands, and you can customize bruschetta any way you’d like. This Avocado Toast Bruschetta is a riff on the Internet-made-famous avocado toast, but you can vary bruschetta so much to fit your kid’s taste buds.
Taquitos are Pete’s favorite party food. For his last birthday party, it’s all he requested (of course, I had to make more than just taquitos, but we did have taquitos). If your kids love taquitos as much as my husband, they’ll love finishing school and finding these taquito pencils waiting for them.
Easy Cucumber Bites
These cucumber bites look so fancy. Your kids will be amazed as soon as they see them. You’ll be amazed at how simple they are to put together. Combine both those reactions and these cucumber bites will definitely be on your after school menu rotation quite often.
School Book Sandwiches
Ham and cheese sandwiches are adorably presented as School Book Sandwiches in this snack. If your kids don’t love ham, no worries. You can use whatever cold cuts your child prefers. And those are written on with food coloring markers, so you don’t have to worry about that.
Healthy Snail Snack
Move over, ants on a log. There’s a new sheriff in town. This Healthy Snail Snack is the base of ants on a log but instead of raisins, there’s an apple slice. And you know, apples go over better than raisins with most kids. If your kids do love raisins, though, you can use them for the top of the snail. If not, licorice works perfectly.
You can’t convince me that apples are cookies. You probably can’t convince a kid of that either. But the word apples is in quotes, so you’ve gotta let that slide. These apple “cookies” are topped with peanut butter, coconut, and raisins, but you can top them however your kids would prefer.
Cinnamon Bear Cookies
I absolutely love these cinnamon bear cookies. They look like the after school snack of a Friday, when your kids deserve a special treat for getting through the week. And, if your kids are handy in the kitchen, this might be the perfect after school snack to make together.
A full batch of pizza cones might be a little bit much for an afterschool snack. But you can follow the recipe and only make a handful of them for your kids to enjoy after they get off the bus.
No Bake Chocolate Chip Walnut Energy Balls
These energy balls are the perfect after school snack. The flax seeds in them give your kids an extra jolt of energy to make it through homework. What’s great about them is they’re really easy to make ahead of time. You can make a whole batch to keep in the freezer. Then, pull two out when your child gets home. Perfect.
Which of these after school snacks for kids is your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
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Which of these 15 After School Snacks For Kids will you feed your kids first?