Try these easy after school snacks for kids sure to be a hit. 21 easy snacks for kids that are filling, tasty and quick to prepare.

Try these easy after school snacks for kids sure to be a hit. 21 easy snacks for kids that are filling, tasty and quick to prepare. These easy snack recipes are simple to make ahead or can be eaten on the go.  The entire family will love these snack recipes. #eatingonadime #snackrecipes #snackideas

Easy after school snacks for kids

My kids always come home from school starving. As soon as they walk in the door, they are eating all the snacks.

I try to give them healthy after school snacks that won’t fill them up too much for dinner. Those prepackaged snacks really add up and do not last long in my house.

Try some of these healthy recipes that are budget friendly, quick to prepare and kid approved.

Try these simple after school snacks for kids sure to be a hit. 21 easy snacks for kids that are filling, tasty and quick to prepare. These easy snack recipes are simple to make ahead or can be eaten on the go.  The entire family will love these snack recipes. #eatingonadime #snackrecipes #snackideas

1. Frozen Yogurt Bites

You are going to save a ton of money making this homemade version of yogurt bites. It is so simple to make and kids will gobble these bite sized treats up.

Frozen Yogurt Bites
Learn how to make easy frozen yogurt bites for a tasty and healthy treat for the kids. Plus, you will save money too!
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2. Easy Energy Bites Recipe

This snack is sweet and delicious while giving kids a burst of energy naturally. These energy balls are great to enjoy on the go in between sports, dance and other activities.

Easy Energy Bites Recipe
The perfect snack – no bake energy bites. Kids and adults love these peanut butter energy bites. Try these oatmeal energy bites today!
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3. Homemade Granola Bars

Skip the store bought boxes of granola bars and make these easy chocolate chip bars instead. Homemade granola bars are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, they are really delicious with the chocolate.

Homemade Granola Bars
Learn how to make Homemade Granola Bars. Chocolate Chip Granola Bar recipe is quick and easy to make. The kids will love this easy snack idea.
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4. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Make these in advance and snack time is even easier. I like to layer yogurt and fruit in containers for an easy snack. Just wait to add the granola until you are ready to eat. That way it will stay nice and crunchy.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Easy fruit and yogurt parfait has layers of creamy yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. Make these in advance for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. 
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5. Easy Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

This apple version of nachos is a healthy alternative to traditional nachos. Kids will go crazy over the caramel and chocolate toppings with apple chips.

Easy Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe
You have to try this easy Caramel Apple Nachos recipe. It is perfect for any occasion – summer or fall the family loves this easy caramel apple dessert idea.
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6. Garlic Ranch Pretzels Recipe

This budget friendly snack is full of flavor and easy to make. You can make a huge batch of these for quick snacks all week long. In fact, I like to go ahead and portion the pretzels into snack size baggies. This makes it so easy to grab and go.

Garlic Ranch Pretzels Recipe – Easy Seasoned Pretzels
Garlic ranch pretzels recipe. Try this kid friendly seasoned pretzels recipe that the entire family will love. We love ranch dressing pretzels recipe.
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7. Air Fryer Pizza

For the days your kiddos come home really hungry, make this easy pizza. You can cook this in about 10 minutes and it is so tasty. Kids can choose their favorite toppings.

Air fryer pizza
In less than 10 minutes, enjoy Air fryer pizza with all of your favorite toppings. This tasty recipe makes it easy to enjoy pizza on a budget.

8. Spicy Ranch Crackers

Perfect for snacking, these crackers are so amazing. The ranch flavor is great on saltines and you will love how quick the recipe it is.

Spicy Ranch Crackers Recipe
Enjoy perfectly seasoned crackers when you make this easy Spicy Ranch Crackers Recipe. Each cracker is flavorful and baked to perfection for a tasty snack.
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9. Homemade Graham Crackers

It is actually very simple to make graham crackers at home. Try this simple recipe and be prepared for the kids to love it.

Homemade Graham Crackers
You have to try this fun homemade graham crackers recipe. They are fun and easy to make with the kids. How to Make Graham Crackers easily.
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10. Crockpot Applesauce

You only need a few ingredients to make apple sauce in the slow cooker. You can put it in containers to enjoy all week after school. Homemade is so much better than the store bought packs.

Crockpot AppleSauce
y this easy crockpot applesauce recipe. You really can make applesauce in the crock pot with hardly any work!
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11. Corndog Muffins

If your children like corn dogs, try making this easy recipe for corndog muffins. They are hearty and tasty for the perfect snack.

Corndog Muffins
Make these frugal Corn Dog Muffins for dinner, game day and more. They are kid friendly but everyone will enjoy them. Try Mini Corn Dog muffins recipe.
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12. Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Whip up this smoothie for a healthy snack in minutes. You can make it with Greek yogurt for extra protein or without yogurt. Either way, this smoothie tastes like dessert.

Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Make this yogurt strawberry banana smoothie at home- our favorite kid friendly smoothies. Make this strawberry smoothie without yogurt or WITH greek yogurt.
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13. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

The combination of peanut butter and banana make a delicious smoothie. You can top with whipped cream for an extra treat.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
Try this delicious peanut butter banana smoothie recipe. This peanut butter banana almond milk smoothie is delicious and super easy to make.
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14. Cucumber Bites

Make veggie cups out of cucumbers for a fun way to eat vegetables. This might just be the trick to help your kiddos get more veggies in their day.

Cucumber Bites – easy after school snack
If you want a fun appetizer recipe, you have to try these easy cucumber bites. This fun cucumber appetizer bites will be a hit at your next party!
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15. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Never underestimate the power of a classic grilled cheese sandwich. It is so easy to make but always a crowd favorite. Plus, it really is the best comfort food without much work.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
There is something so comforting and delicious about a classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe. Each bite is loaded with melted cheese that is amazing.
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16. Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Jazz up a traditional grilled cheese with everything you love about pizza. This is super easy too.

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
This is the best Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe. It is so easy to make and the kids just love it! I love making this Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe for them too.
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17. Fruit Kabobs

Everything is more fun to eat on skewers. Layer all of your favorite fruit to make fruit kabobs. This is a really neat after school snack.

Fruit kabobs
Fruit kabobs are fun to make and eat. They are great to serve for parties, holidays and more. Everyone will enjoy these.
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18. French Bread Pizza

Turn a loaf of French bread into pizza after school. Load it with your favorite toppings and enjoy. This takes literally just minutes.

French Bread Pizza
Homemade French Bread Pizza Recipe is perfect any day of the week. Throw this together in minutes for a dinner everyone will love.
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19. No Bake Cheerio Bars

No bake treats are so easy and fun to make. Each bite of these ooey gooey cheerio bars taste fabulous and kids love them.

No Bake Cheerio Bars Recipe
Try using cheerio cereal to make these yummy No Bake Cheerio Bars Recipe. Cheerio Treats are so simple. Cheerio Cereal Bar Recipe is the best!
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20. Homemade Pretzel Bites

My kids always want to get a pretzel at the mall but they are expensive for a big family. Make homemade pretzels at home that taste amazing. You will love how easy this recipe is.

Homemade Pretzel Bites
Try these homemade pretzel bites next time you are throwing a party or want a fun snack. They taste better than the store bought pretzels.
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21. Easy Banana Bread

This is the best recipe for banana bread. Each bite is so moist and delicious. This recipe is also freezer friendly. I like to freeze individual slices for quick after school snacks.

Easy Banana Bread
You’re going to love this Easy banana bread recipe.It’s such a Moist banana bread recipe. Homemade banana bread is delicious!
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BONUS RECIPE – Homemade Granola

My kids love granola after school and our homemade granola recipe is easy but very delicious.

Homemade Granola
This Easy Homemade Granola is good for you, it is easy to make, and it taste delicious. This granola recipe has easy pantry ingredients.
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Easy snacks for kids

Now you have lots of great ideas to try for afternoon snacks. Which ones do you plan to try first?

The kids will definitely be happy with so many tasty snacks. Plus, Mom will be pleased with all the money saved. Give these snack ideas a try this week.

Try these simple after school snacks for kids sure to be a hit. 21 easy snacks for kids that are filling and quick to prepare. These easy snack recipes are simple to make ahead or can be eaten on the go.  The entire family will love these snack recipes. #eatingonadime #snackrecipes #snackideas
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