30+ Easy Kid Snack Ideas

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Looking for Kid Snack Ideas? Here is a collection of 30+ snack ideas for kids whether to have in their lunchbox or after school these include some gluten free options, fun ideas your kid will love, protein snacks and even snacks to take on road trips to be enjoyed any time of the year.

These simple kid snack ideas for school will be one less thing to worry about. This collection of kid snack ideas will have something for even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy. What constitutes a healthy snack? Harvard University has broken it down.


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Expert Tips for Evening Snacks Kids Recipes

  • Should kids eat a snack after school?: Having an after school snack can provide your child with more nutritious foods to fuel your child’s body. 
  • Have Bananas or Berries Before Bedtime: Having berries or bananas before bedtime can help your child with sleeping throughout the night.
  • How many snacks should a child eat a day?: A child should eat between 1-2 snacks a day to help give them more nutrition, some factors can play in this depending on the age of the child on how many snacks they should have. 

Easy Kid School Snack Ideas

School Snacks Ideas for Kids are all recipes that can be enjoyed by your kid at school and quick to eat. These make perfect lunch box snacks for kids that they will love and keep wanting more and easily fit in any lunchbox. These recipes range from crackers to kabobs to energy balls. 

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Strawberry Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Strawberry Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Strawberry Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are colorful, with so much flavor and are easy to make, transport and share. Everyone loves them because of the chocolatey strawberry goodness.
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Shot of cheez its from the top in a white bowl.
Air Fryer Cheez-Its
This Cheez It recipe is the perfect snack when you are craving something crunchy. Made at home in the air fryer at home, makes it economical and healthier.
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Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers
Ham and Cheese Appetizer Skewers
Looking for healthy lunchbox ideas? These turkey lunch box kabobs are easy to make and kids love them!
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Bars - these yummy treat are the perfect kid friendly snack
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Bars
These Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Bars are a yummy treat and the perfect kid friendly snack.
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Blueberry Yogurt Muffins
Blueberry yogurt muffins are buttery, moist, soft, and cakey and bursting with blueberries in every single bite. These muffins are super quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients and a minimal amount of mess. 
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Chocolate Banana Energy Balls
No Bake Chocolate Banana Energy Balls
No Bake Chocolate Banana Energy Balls Recipe ~ Delicious Recipe for Energy Bites Loaded with Chocolate Chips, Banana, Coconut, Oats, Flaxseed, Chia Seeds and Spiced with Cinnamon!
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Easy Kid Snack Ideas for Evening Snacks

After school, children tend to be hungry so here are some evening snacks for kids’ recipes for not only the kids to enjoy but also the adults to eat between when they get home from school and before they go to bed. These after school snacks for kids and adults will be the perfect snack that’s not too filling to eat before dinner but crazy good to enjoy.

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is love at first bite. You'll be eating this edible cookie dough by the spoonful!
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Peanut Butter Nutella Crescents - this is an easy snack recipe that kids love
Nutella Peanut Butter Crescents
These Nutella Peanut Butter Crescents are an easy snack recipe that you can whip up in a matter of minutes.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Crescents
Everyone loves a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich and now taking it up a notch inside of a crescent that your child will love and come back for more.
Chocolate Covered Bananas
Chocolate Covered Bananas
Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas are a delicious snack or dessert recipe made with frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with your favorite toppings.
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Apples in a bowl with peanut butter covered on top
Apple Nachos
Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter… the perfect after school snack!  Thinly sliced Fuji apples are smothered in a warm peanut butter sauce and topped with sweetened granola and peanuts for a treat your kids will love! 
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Gluten Free Kid Snacks

Looking for gluten free kid snacks? Look no further, here is a collection of snacks to enjoy at school, at home or even on the road that are gluten free. The longest time of these recipes only take 1 hour and 15 minutes meanwhile the shortest time is 38 minutes. 

Gluten Free Goldfish
Gluten Free Goldfish
If you miss goldfish crackers, these homemade Gluten Free Goldfish Crackers will become one of your kids' favorite snacks! You will love these simple directions! You won't believe how the crispy cheese flavors!
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Gluten Free Chex Mix
Homemade Chex Mix
Easy homemade Chex Mix recipe made with all gluten free ingredients. This is a simple way to make a gluten free snack that everyone can enjoy as a snack.
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Gluten Free Granola Bars
Making homemade gluten-free granola bars is so easy! All you need is a few simple natural ingredients. Not only are these gluten-free granola bars easy to make, but they will also save you money.
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Apple Cinnamon Apple Bars
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars are a healthy, gluten-free breakfast or snack recipe that taste decadent but are made without refined sugar.
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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
Perfectly tender and incredibly addicting! These gluten-free blueberry muffins have a sparkly sugar crust on top and are moist on the inside, just bursting with fresh blueberries!
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Fudgy Vegan Brownies
This vegan brownies recipe is rich and insanely fudgy! A wholesome treat that tastes decadent, it’s also gluten-free and mostly whole food plant-based.
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Fun Kids Snacks

Here are some fun kids snacks that will have your kid smiling ear to ear. These delicious but fun snacks range from mozzarella bites bookworm to dirt cups, that your kids won’t get enough of. 

Mozzarella Bites Bookworm
This Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites Bookworm will surely make them smile. It might even encourage them to do a little reading.
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Raisins on different vegetables and fruit
Ants On A Log
Remember the classic snack “Ants on a Log”? Now it’s better than ever with a whole new twist! Waaaaay beyond celery and peanut butter! So quick, so healthy (and so much fun … get creative)! It only takes 30 minutes to make.
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Apples and grapes to create a turtle
Apple Turtles
Apple Turtles are great for a child to enjoy using grapes and an apple. It is a creative snack option for your kids to enjoy.
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Dirt Cups
Oreo Dirt Cups only take 10 minutes and have 5 ingredients with a layer of chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos and gummy worms. So easy anyone can make them!
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Road Trip Snacks for Kids

Have a road trip coming up soon but, looking for some road trip snacks for kids? Here is the perfect spot, these recipes will be perfect for any road trip no matter the distance. All these recipes are easy and take less than 30 minutes to make.

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Chocolate Pretzel Goldfish Snacks
These chocolate pretzel goldfish are so easy to make and delicious! They are both sweet and salty, which your child will definitely enjoy.
A wooden bowl filled with cinnamon tortilla chips.
Churro Chips (Cinnamon Tortilla Chips)
These Homemade Cinnamon Crisps are light, crispy, and low carb.  They are an easy snack recipe. A great option if want something small but to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Celery and Peanut Butter Apples
These Celery and Peanut Butter Apples make a great healthy option to enjoy on your next road trip.
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Blue bowl of churro muddy buddies with a cinnamon stick on the side.
Churro Muddy Buddies
Churro Muddy Buddies have all the sweet, cinnamon sugar, crunchy goodness of a traditional churro but take no time at all to make. So if you have been craving churros give this quick, easy snack a try.
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Monster Cookie Bars
Monster Cookie Bars
Monster cookies baked into bar cookies – peanut butter dough loaded with oats, chocolate chips and M&M’s. 
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Kid Protein Snacks

Kid protein snacks are not only delicious, but they also give more protein to your child. These are perfect if your child is not getting enough protein, these delicious recipes all either have chocolate, peanut butter,  or berries. 

Chocolate Pean Nut butter protein balls on a white board
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a great no bake, healthy alternative to have when you need a little boost of energy to make it through the day or a great treat for kids.
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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
These moist strawberry protein muffins are studded with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips. Made with oat flour and protein powder so they have an extra protein boost and they’re gluten-free!
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Blueberry Banana Protein Muffins
Blueberry Banana Protein Muffins
Blueberry Banana Protein Muffins that are delicious, full of healthy protein, and perfect for busy weekday mornings or snacks! Made with mashed bananas, blueberries, plant-based protein, and no added sugar, these protein muffins are light, fully, and so good. Make them in just 30 minutes for a banana protein muffin recipe the entire family will love!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Edible COOKIE DOUGH that’s actually good for you and loaded with protein? Every kid will love these! These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites are easy to make and take to school. So fun and delicious!
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Protein Bars
These no-bake peanut butter protein bars are made with simple ingredients and super easy to whip up. They’re an awesome protein-packed snack to meal prep for the week.
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