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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.

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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 Haystacks
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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