When my kids get home from school every day, they are ready to grab something to eat to get them through until dinner time. They all have fairly early lunch times at school, so it makes after school snacks important around our house. Even when we were homeschooling, there was just something about that traditional after school time that made stomachs grumble for something to eat.
Some of these after school snacks take more prep time than others, but they are all fairly easy to make. Of course, there is no need to save these as only after school snacks. They are great any time snacks as well!
After School Snacks: Homemade Bars, Energy Balls, and Cookie Snacks
Many of these are going to need a little prep work ahead of time, but then most can be enjoyed for a longer period of time (like over several days or weeks). I like that a lot of these recipes would also be great to have kids help make.
Energy Ball Recipes
Homemade Energy Balls (Perfect for Snack or Breakfast) – Real Life at Home
Cacao and Coconut Seedy Bliss Balls – Kidgredients
Simple No Bake Cookie Energy Balls – Parenting Chaos
Homemade Bar Recipes
Healthy Snacks for Kids: Chocolate Bread – Danya Banya
No Bake Cranberry and White Chocolate Muesli Bars – Kidgredients
Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars – Cincy Shopper
Honey Nut Energy Bars – Everyday Eileen
Better Than Store Bought Chewy Granola Bars – Thrifty T’s Treasures
No-Bake Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal Bars with White Chocolate – Two Healthy Kitchens
Cookie and Treat Recipes
Healthy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Real Life at Home
Rebel Puppy Chow Bites – Parenting Chaos
Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies – Bento Lunch.net
After School Snacks: Easy Snacks using Fruit
Fruit is a great after school snack, but these recipes all take that up another notch by adding some elements of nutrition or fun. Even better, most can be pulled together pretty quickly.
Apple Snack Recipes
Baked Apple Chips – Cincy Shopper
Apple Dippers – The Gracious Wife
Apple Sandwiches – Thrifty Jinxy
Microwave Cinnamon Apples – Ginger Casa
Apple Nachos– Vegetarian Gourmet
All Other Fruits
Fruit Octopus – Bento Lunch.net
Ants on a Log 2.0 (a step up from the traditional ants on a log!) – Two Healthy Kitchens
Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups – Living Sweet Moments
Banana Cereal Snacks – The Gracious Wife
Peanut Butter Banana Roll Ups – Cincy Shopper
After School Snacks: Homemade Puddings and Parfaits
Chocolate Chia Pudding – Parenting Chaos
Shrek Swamp Parfaits – Bento Lunch.net
After School Snacks: Savory Snacks
Roasted Chickpeas – What Do We Do All Day?
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups – The Gracious Wife
Pepperoni Crescent Rolls – Become a Coupon Queen
Val’s Kid-Friendly Broiled Zucchini with Mozzarella and Pepperoni – Kalyn’s Kitchen
What are some of your favorite any time or after school snacks?
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25+ Easy After School Snacks for Kids is a post by Angie Kauffman, owner of Real Life at Home.
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