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Here are kid friendly appetizers that your children will surely enjoy. We have 27 easy appetizers for kids that you can serve on any occasion.
Easy and Delicious Appetizers for Kids
When you’re hosting a children’s party or just hanging out with the kids, a delicious appetizer is always welcome. But, sometimes, kids are the ones who can be the picky eaters.
So, let’s explore these kid friendly appetizers that are delicious and easy to make. We have recipes for all kinds of snacks that even the pickiest of eaters will love.
1. Homemade Pretzel Bites
These homemade pretzel bites are everything you expect from a soft pretzel but in bite-size.
2. Baked Apple Chips
This snack is dried in the oven and tastes like a regular apple, but healthier. This baked apple chips recipe sprinkles the apples with cinnamon and some sugar, making it a recipe kids will love.
3. No Bake Energy Bites
One of the easiest appetizer recipes out there, no bake energy bites. All you need to do is combine the recipes, shape them, and refrigerate them. Its ingredients are packed with protein and other nutrients to energize the kids.
4. Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
Kids and adults both love mozzarella sticks. This recipe uses an air fryer instead of deep fried sticks to make the cheese bites. It’s a quick finger food for parties, movie nights, Game Days, and other events.
5. Frozen Yogurt Bites
This frozen yogurt bites recipe is so easy that even the kids themselves can make this. This recipe uses go-gurts spread into wax paper and then placed in the freezer.
6. Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
Serve a plate of bacon wrapped little smokies during a kids’ party, and it will be a fan favorite. This is an easy recipe that only needs 3 ingredients and follows a simple cooking process.
7. Cucumber Bites
If you want the kids to eat vegetables, try cucumber bites. This recipe stuffs cucumbers with other vegetables, making a delicious and healthy appetizer.
8. Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites
Bacon wrapped pineapple bites are sweet and savory appetizers for kids. It mixes the sweetness of pineapples and sugar and the savory of bacon. It’s an easy appetizer that you can serve to the kids in less than 20 minutes.
9. Pigs in a Blanket
You can serve pigs in a blanket on any occasion and it’s quick to prepare. All you need are 2 common ingredients, and you can make a flaky and delicious hot dog in minutes.
10. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
If your kids like salty snacks, these zucchini chips are for them. It’s a healthy salty snack packed with crispiness and flavor. Plus, this recipe is air-fried which reduces the oil and makes it crispier.
11. Mini Donut Muffins
These mini donut muffins taste as good as regular donuts but require significantly less work. They are donuts baked in the form of mini muffins, covered with sugar and cinnamon. It’s a good appetizer for kids who like light and fluffy snacks.
12. Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Fried mac and cheese balls are every kid’s fantasy because who doesn’t like bite-sized mac and cheese? Make mac and cheese balls that are crispy on the outside, and cheesy and creamy on the inside.
13. Ground Beef Oven Nachos
Kids go crazy over these ground beef oven nachos. It’s fully packed with all the flavor you expect from nachos. Kid friendly appetizers are easy and budget-friendly.
14. Sausage Balls
Sausage balls are super easy to make and delicious too, that’s why they’re my favorite to serve during parties.
15. Caramel Apple Nachos
Try out this easy caramel apple nachos recipe for the kids. It’s made with layers of crispy apples, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts. You could also drizzle melted chocolate on top.
16. Air Fryer Onion Rings
This air fryer onion rings recipe only takes 10 minutes or less to prepare. It’s crispy and delicious even though you can prepare it so quickly.
17. Copycat Disney Churro
Try making this copycat Disney churro for all the Disney fans out there. This recipe tastes just like the churros that you get in Disneyland.
18. Banana Peanut Butter Roll Ups
The kids will fall in love with these banana peanut butter roll ups. It only needs 3 ingredients and is so easy to make. It’s a healthy snack that’s great after school to replenish the children’s spent energy.
19. Garlic Ranch Pretzels
These garlic ranch pretzels are perfect for afternoon snack sessions. It only needs 4 ingredients and takes only half an hour to prepare. You can even make your own seasoning for this recipe.
20. Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza
Everyone will love this crescent roll veggie pizza recipe. It’s a healthy kid friendly appetizer with ranch and vegetables on top. It’s so delicious that even the pickiest of children will love this snack.
21. Homemade Granola Bars
Make your own Granola bars at home which are a lot healthier than store-bought ones. It’s a nutty, chewy, sweet oat-flavored snack everyone loves.
22. Mini Pumpkin Pies
Children who love pumpkin pies will love this mini pumpkin pies recipe. This is the best appetizer you can serve during Halloween parties.
23. Mini Cinnamon Rolls
These mini cinnamon rolls are so fun and easy to make. It’s also super cheap because it uses canned biscuits instead of crescent bread.
24. Summer Snack Charcuterie Board
Make your own summer snack charcuterie board for the perfect summer snacking. This recipe gives your recommendations, but it’s still all up to you. Customize the snacks based on your kids’ preferences and tastes.
25. Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
These air fryer pizza rolls won’t ever disappoint you with soggy rolls. This easy recipe makes it impossible for you to fail and guarantees crispy and yummy pizza rolls every time.
26. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Oven baked sweet potato fries are a much healthier alternative than regular fries. It’s oven baked which reduces the oil and sweet potatoes are healthier than regular potatoes.
27. Stuffed Cheesy Bread
These stuffed cheesy bread are easy and quick to make. You won’t have to make the bread from scratch because this recipe uses crescents. It removes the complicated process but still gives yummy results.
28. Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
Try these kid friendly appetizers for a delicious treat the kids will love. If you want something sweet, try these fun cupcakes in a jar.