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30 Easy Snack Ideas for After-School and Beyond

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30 Easy After-School Snack Recipes

Nix the potato chips and store-bought snack cakes: Try one of our best ideas for easy, homemade after-school snacks. From kid-friendly sippers to special treats the kids can help out with, we've compiled a list of quick and easy after-school recipes you can feel good about. Whether you're looking for after-school snacks for kids or teenagers -- or perhaps just a bite for yourself -- we've got fun and tasty ideas that will keep any tummy happy.

Looking for brown-bag lunch ideas? Check out our 18 Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas!


Easy Kid Drinks

Banana Smoothie  

We've got sensational sippers for anytime of year: Try a fruit-filled smoothie or apple cooler when it's warm outside -- and the kids are sure to love a simple hot chocolate mix or caramel cider in the cooler months. These easy kid drinks are perfect for young and old alike!

Banana Smoothie

Apple Honey Cooler

Peachy Keen Smoothie

Hot Chocolate Mix

Five and Ten Limeade

Spiced Caramel Apple Cider


Healthy Snack Ideas

Itsy Bitsy Pizza Bagels  

Think your kids would like these adorable (and simple!) pizza bagels? You bet! They're sure to love all of these kid-approved healthy snack ideas. Just be prepared, you may become the most popular house on the block!

Itsy Bitsy Pizza Bagels

Crispy Crunchy Pita Chips

Piled High Nachos

BLT Burritos

Mix 'em Up Snack Mix

Cheese Pizza Puffs


Healthy Sweets

Banana Bread Bites



Sneak nutritional ingredients into sweet treats with these bars, brownies, cookies, and bites. Your kids will never guess they're eating oats or veggies when you hide them in these healthy sweets.

Banana Bread Bites

PB&J Bars

No Bake Granola Bars

Lowfat Pudgy Brownies

Carrot Cake Cookies

No Bake Oatmeal Drops


Make 'em with the Kids

Dirt Cups


Here are some fun snack ideas that are perfect for all of those young, budding chefs out there. That's right -- the kids will love helping you make these snacks, maybe even more than eating them!

Dirt Cups

Popcorn Balls

Pudding Cookies


Peanut Butter Graham Treats

Mice Creams


Fun Desserts

Confetti Upside Down Cake  

Create some magical memories for your children with an unexpected after-school treat. And remember -- just because these fun desserts look and taste extra-special doesn't mean they're complicated!

Confetti Upside Down Cake

Cookies 'n' Cream Shake

After School Cupcakes

Amazin' Raisin Cake

Baseball Brownies

Chocolate Pudding Pops



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