24 After School Snacks That Are Better Than Recess


When the kiddos get home from school having delicious and healthy snacks for them is a must. They come home with their stomachs growling and in need of refueling so they can focus on their homework. Check out these easy, kid-approved recipes that are perfect after school snacks!

Zucchini Pizza Bites “These zucchini pizzas are super simple to make, you...

Zucchini Pizza Bites

“These zucchini pizzas are super simple to make, you just need to pre-cook the zucchini a bit, top them with pizza sauce, cheese and your favourite pizza toppings and broil them until the cheese melts. You could easily serve these zucchini pizza bites as snacks or as dinner and they are a great way to get your kids to eat more vegetables!” - Kevin

Susie's Pretzel Dogs “These are amazing!!! Will definitely make these again. The...

Susie's Pretzel Dogs

“These are amazing!!! Will definitely make these again. The dough makes enough for two packages of hot dogs. SO good!!!” - Linda

Frozen Cereal Snack “Frozen Cereal Snack is a fun snack for kids...

Frozen Cereal Snack

“Frozen Cereal Snack is a fun snack for kids or adults. Cereal of your choice is coated in Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative and frozen for a crunchy and cool treat.” - Paula

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins “This is a great muffin recipe! So moist and...

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

“This is a great muffin recipe! So moist and flavorful, even Mr. Picky-pants approves and he KNEW they had the zucchini in them!” - Joey

Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Pretzels “Don't let the pretzel making process intimidate you....

Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Pretzels

“Don't let the pretzel making process intimidate you. It's easy and they turn out delicious. They are a soft baked pretzel and while the shape may not be perfect, but they're fun to make. The pretzels bake until slightly crisp on the outside while staying soft and chewy on the inside.” - Kitchen Crew

Healthy Oven Fried Chicken Strips “You'd never know these chicken fingers aren't...

Healthy Oven Fried Chicken Strips

“You'd never know these chicken fingers aren't fried. The cereal coating gets nice and crispy while baking. You taste the simple seasonings, but nothing is too overpowering. This is a great recipe if you're feeding a crowd - it can easily be multiplied. Your family is going to fall in love with these tenders.”- Kitchen Crew

Protein Peanut Butter Mini Muffins “These are super simple to make and...

Protein Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

“These are super simple to make and I started them off with a protein pancake mix, any brand would do. Adding greek yogurt and peanut butter not only adds flavor it adds more protein. My kids love chocolate chip pancakes and muffins so adding them was a little bonus for them but they are only optional.” - Debbie

Zucchini Chips “These zucchini chips are slightly crisp on the outside and...

Zucchini Chips

“These zucchini chips are slightly crisp on the outside and tender in the center. Cooking them under the broiler makes the bread crumbs nice and crispy. Easy to throw together, they're a great snack or side dish and another tasty way to use extra zucchini. So good!” - Kitchen Crew

Salted Caramel and Blueberry Almond Snack Bars “Wholesome and filling, I love...

Salted Caramel and Blueberry Almond Snack Bars

“Wholesome and filling, I love to snack on Salted Caramel and Blueberry Almond Snack Bars. They’re full of natural ingredients and no refined sugar.” - Paula

White Chocolate Party Mix “This party mix will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth....

White Chocolate Party Mix

“This party mix will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. The white chocolate that coats everything is sweet and a nice contrast to the salty pretzels and peanuts. Salty and sweet is one of our favorite flavor combinations. We loved Amber's suggestion of adding M&M's. The chocolate is a tasty and festive addition. A great snack or homemade gift.” - Kitchen Crew

Lemon Yogurt Blueberry Muffins “These are moist and delicious. This recipe uses...

Lemon Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

“These are moist and delicious. This recipe uses less sugar and gets its sweetness from the blueberries. My family just can't eat one!” - Sheila

Ima Need A Moment Pretzel Bark “The name of the recipe becomes...

Ima Need A Moment Pretzel Bark

“The name of the recipe becomes clear once you get a bite of this candy ;) It's so quick and easy, and crazy delicious!” - Tam

Broccoli and Cheddar Quinoa Bites “These broccoli and cheddar quinoa bites could...

Broccoli and Cheddar Quinoa Bites

“These broccoli and cheddar quinoa bites could not be easier to make, you simply cook the quinoa, mix all of the ingredients and bake! Not only are they tasty but they are also pretty healthy and kid friendly so the next time you are looking for something to snack on put down the bag of chips and grab some broccoli and cheddar quinoa cakes.” - Kevin

Gluten-Free Cheesy Corn Pups “Yum! The cheesy cornbread is really good. The...

Gluten-Free Cheesy Corn Pups

“Yum! The cheesy cornbread is really good. The spicy honey mustard tops these corn dogs perfectly. An easy appetizer everyone will love! These will be great for game day.” - Kitchen Crew

Brown Sugar Blackberry Muffins “Very easy recipe. Love them! Going to try...

Brown Sugar Blackberry Muffins

“Very easy recipe. Love them! Going to try with various other frozen fruits too!” - Alice

Cucumber Snacks “Everyone loves to snack on something. I like a snack...

Cucumber Snacks

“Everyone loves to snack on something. I like a snack that is crisp and crunchy but also good for you and I love cucumbers and came up with this idea. My oldest son David really enjoyed them. You can make as many as you like, they really hit the spot when you want just a little something and always good on a hot day. I think you will really enjoy this snack.” - Eileen

Chocolate Rainbow Bars “Kids big and small are going to love these...

Chocolate Rainbow Bars

“Kids big and small are going to love these yummy cookie bars. They are seriously easy to prepare. Each layer is better than the last. The graham cracker crust with the sweet and gooey condensed milk, topped with crunchy pecans, M&M candies, and shredded coconut is pure bliss.” - Kitchen Crew

Butterbeer Cookies “With one bite of these delicious cookies, you will feel...

Butterbeer Cookies

“With one bite of these delicious cookies, you will feel like you are taking flight on your Firebolt broomstick. They are buttery and sweet and I love the creamy vanilla drizzle. These really do taste like you're sipping a butterbeer in Diagon Alley. Yum!” - Kitchen Crew

Chewy Brown Sugar Bars “These still SERIOUSLY ROCK. I've started adding a...

Chewy Brown Sugar Bars

“These still SERIOUSLY ROCK. I've started adding a cup of chocolate chips when I make them. Soooooo goooooood.” - Laurie

Chewy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies “Yum! These cookies remind us of muffin...

Chewy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Yum! These cookies remind us of muffin tops. They're soft, chewy, and cake-like with the perfect balance of bananas and chocolate chips. Pecans add a nice little crunch. This is a great way to utilize really ripe bananas and put a twist on a basic chocolate chip cookie.” - Kitchen Crew

Browniedoodles “A quick and easy alternative to making brownies. Takes fewer ingredients...

Browniedoodles

“A quick and easy alternative to making brownies. Takes fewer ingredients and my 12-year old asked me to make these instead of brownies ever again. The cream of tartar used in making snickerdoodles makes these light and chewy and crispy.” - Sanity

Banana Muffins “This recipe makes the most flavorful, moist banana muffins I...

Banana Muffins

“This recipe makes the most flavorful, moist banana muffins I have ever eaten. And I have eaten a lot of banana muffins! I think you will agree. And the bonus is that they are so easy to make.” - Jelean

Honey Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars “Made these with regular peanut...

Honey Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

“Made these with regular peanut butter - the good kind from Trader Joe's - and used carob chips (only had 1 cup). Result is very yummy. Cakelike bars with a tender consistency. Thankfully I have people to share them with so I don't eat them all!” - Dixie

Cheerios Treats “Made this easy treat yesterday. None left today. I had...

Cheerios Treats

“Made this easy treat yesterday. None left today. I had a piece myself, all the rest was devoured by my son who could live on peanut butter. I also added 2 Tbsp Nutella. Turned out great!” - Maria




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