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21 Back to School Snacks Every Kid Will Love

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
September 28, 2016 · 2.6k Views

Everyone has their favorite way to feed their kids, depending on the time or the activities, but more than anything we all want our kids to grow up healthy and strong. The truth is, this goal can often feel impossible with our kids being a magnet for all things processed. Making your own snacks at home doesn’t need to be boring or time consuming, in fact your kids will likely prefer homemade snacks over store bought. To help you step up your snack game we have put together a list of our favorite kid approved snack ideas!

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1. Peanut Butter Snail Snack 

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It’s a universal truth that kids love any food shaped like an animal, and these Peanut Butter Snails prove even the smallest critters make for a great snack.  

Recipe from Walmart


2. Mini Corn Dog Muffins

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If it can be made ahead, it’s always a good option. Kids love corn dogs, and these mini versions are perfect for an after school snack. 

Recipe from Hip 2 Save


3. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

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Source: passionforsavings.com

We promise your kiddos won’t have a clue that there are actual vegetables hidden in these delicious chocolate muffins. 

Recipe from Passion for Savings


4. Teddy Bear Toast

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Source: craftymorning.com

When you’re in a hurry but still looking for something cute to brighten your kiddo’s day, try packing this adorable teddy bear toast. 

Recipe from Crafty Morning by Michelle

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5. Chunky Monkey

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Source: livingwellmom.com

Peanut butter and banana is a match made in kid heaven. We love these little bite sized flavor bombs, and we think your kid will too. 

Recipe from Living Well Mom


6. Turkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls

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Source: designdininganddiapers.com

Whenever you wrap ingredients in crescent dough, it’s bound to be good. Try this creative take on a turkey and cheese sandwich for an easy on-the-go snack.

Recipe from Design, Dining and Diapers


7. Mini Pizza Bites

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Source: muminthemadhouse.com

Step away from the pizza bagel bites! Do your kids a favor and make your own with this easy recipe from The Mad House.

Recipe from The Mad House


8. Nutella and Banana Sushi

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For some kids, this is the closest thing to sushi you are going to get them to eat. Still, these mini “sushi” rolls will quickly become your child’s favorite. 

Recipe from Paging Fun Mums

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9. Simple Homemade Pretzel Dogs

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Source: theslowroasteditalian.com

If corn dogs aren’t your kids thing, try this pretzel wrapped flavor instead. Not only is this a great snack idea for kids, but it can also be served up at your next party!

Recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian


10. Cookie Monster Popcorn

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If you are going through those “picky eating” years, this snack will save the day. There’s nothing toddlers love more than spotting their favorite character in crunchy popcorn. 

Recipe from Two Sisters Crafting


11. Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas

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Dress up your bananas in this delicious cinnamon season, a perfect energizer for when your kid starts feeling a bit drained. 

Recipe from Dizzy Busy and Hungry


12. Fruit Ladybugs 

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Source: thesoccermomblog.com

Remember what we said about shoe adorable animal snacks? Here’s another you won’t find in stores. 

Recipe from The Soccer Mom Blog

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13. Pizza Waffles

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Source: itsalwaysautumn.com

Yes, it’s exactly how it sounds. Delicious waffles stuffed with your kid’s favorite pizza. It also comes with a “best parent ever” award. 

Recipe from It’s Always Autumn


14. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls 

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Source: eatingonadime.com

Another sushi reboot that’s great for kids is this spin off on classic peanut butter and jelly! Ditch the sandwiches and get with the sushi rolls. 

Recipe from Eating on a Dime


15. Olive and Cheese Bumblebees

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Source: handmadecharlotte.com

Kids fall into two categories, those that love olives and those that absolutely hate them. For those that fall in the first category, try out these adorable olive and cheese bumblebees. 

Recipe from Handmade Charlotte


16. Turkey and Cheese Sushi Sandwich Rolls

turkey and cheese sushi sandwich rolls

Source: wearychef.com

When you make an old favorite bite sized, kids are bound to love it. That’s why these turkey and cheese sushi sandwich roll ups are such a hit. 

Recipe from The Weary Chef

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17. Broccoli Cheddar Bites

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Source: simplyrecipes.com

All parents know sometimes you have to hide the good in with the bad, wich is why we love these broccoli cheddar bites. 

Recipe from Simple Recipes


18. Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

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Source: the36thavenue.com

Some kids stick their nose up to traditional egg rolls, but these cheese burger renditions are totally kid friendly.

Recipe from The 36th Avenue


19. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

ham and cheese breakfast quesadillas

Source: littledairyontheprairie.com

Don’t be fooled by the title, these quesadillas are the perfect snack for any time of day and are perfectly portable.

Recipe from Little Dairy on the Prairie


20. Baked Sloppy Joe Cups

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Source: readyseteat.com

Make your sloppy joes a little less…well, sloppy. These mini cups are bite size and make eating sloppy joes just a bit cleaner.

Recipe from Ready Set Eat


21. Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Chips

fruit salsa with cinnamon chips

Source: homemadeinterest.com

Crunch cinnamon chips with cool fruit salsa will have your kids convinced they’re eating something bad for them. We just won’t tell them how healthy it really is. 

Recipe from Home Made Interest

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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.