Pinnable After School Snack Recipes to Make With Your Kids

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With the kids back in school, you’ll need to have a collection of after school snack recipes they can enjoy when they come home in the afternoon. These pinnable recipes taste great and don’t require a lot of ingredients or time to prepare. Keep the ingredients for these after school snack recipes on hand for the next time your kids come home saying, “I’m hungry!”

Homemade Pizza Pockets

After School Snack Recipes Homemade Pizza Pockets

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What kid doesn’t love pizza? Instead of stocking your freezer with Hot Pockets and pizza rolls, make your own homemade ones. You’ll know what goes into them, and your kids can choose their favorite fillings. This recipe from The Country Cook creates fast, easy homemade pizza pockets that fit perfectly into little hands, and a pair of these can satisfy even a large appetite. And just like frozen pizza rolls, these go straight from the freezer to the microwave to the table in about a minute.

Animal Crackers with Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Animal Crackers with Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

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Remember Dunk-a-Roos from your childhood? Those prepackaged snacks came with a compartment of cookies and one of frosting to dip the cookies into. Though these snacks have disappeared, you can bring back the magic for your own kids with The Farmwife Cook’s recipe for animal crackers with funfetti cake batter dip. The dip includes cake batter and colorful sprinkles to make it a fun and tasty accompaniment to animal crackers. Prepare the dip ahead of time and pull it out the next time your kids want a sweet, dippable snack.

Mickey Mouse Oreos

After School Snack Recipes Mickey Mouse Oreos

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America’s favorite cookie meets the country’s favorite character. These Mickey Mouse Oreos from Lil’ Luna elevate snacking to a special occasion. Though these take a little effort, the results are worth it. Prepare these to reward kids for great grades, positive reports, or just because. Boost your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies with some candy melts and edible decorations. Your kids won’t forget these eye-catching cookies.

Broccoli and Cheese Bites

Broccoli Cheese Bites

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If you want your kids to get more vegetables in their diets but they just want chicken nuggets, try these cheese snack bites as a compromise. They include cheesy goodness for your kids’ palates and broccoli for your wants. Fast Forward Fun uses just a handful of ingredients to create healthy baked broccoli and cheese bites the entire family will love.

Sour Patch Grapes

After School Snack Recipes Sour Patch Grapes

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If your kids want candy when they get home, give them these sweet and tangy Sour Patch Grapes from Dinner Then Dessert. And you won’t believe how quick and easy these are to make with one surprise ingredient. Make this one of the after school snack recipes you keep on hand, so your kids will have a healthier alternative to candy when they get home hungry from school.