20 After School Snacks Your Kids Will Go Wild Over #BTS

Where did the summer go? Two of my four kids will be going back to school in just a few weeks. I am not really ready. But I am not stressing either. They are all pretty independent and school brings routine. I welcome routine. I will be sad to have less time with them, but routine is good. I must admit summer meals are usually grab and go. Unless we plan ahead and have BBQ. Life is pretty laid back during the summer so back to school lunches will take some getting use to again.

No matter how much I send my kids to school with for lunch, they always come home so hungry. I am not sure if it is because they are not constantly in-front of the fridge grazing or if their brain and bodies are working overtime causing them to be more hungry. Either way, after school is a busy snack time in our house. When the kids get home I am usually in the middle of work or housework or running errands. It is a busy time of day and I just do not have time to stop and make snacks. So I need easy to make snacks that the kids can grab and go themselves.

With a little planning ahead the kids can make a snack and then head out with friends, finish up homework or chill with their fave show. Here are 20 After School Snacks Your Kids Will Go Wild Over.

3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies from One Clever Chef

Apple Sandwiches from Cincy Shopper

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from Melanie Cooks

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch

Cherry Vanilla Oat Bars from The Mommy Mix

Chocolate Quinoa Bars from Veggie Desserts

Crunchy Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Living Sweet Moments

Dark Chocolate Avocado Hazelnut Truffles from The Culinary Jumble

Easy Parmesan Crisps from Low Carb Yum

Light & Fluffy Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins from Fearless Dining

Healthy Spelt Muffins made Two Ways from Wilde Terra

Microwave Cinnamon Apples from Ginger Casa

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars from My Gorgeous Recipes

Non-Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels from The Soccer Mom Blog

Peanut Butter Cup Muddy Buddies from Strength and Sunshine

Strawberry & Raspberry Jello Parfaits from The Cookie Writer

Strawberry Parfait Energy Bites from Taste And See

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Wholesome Yum

Triple Berry Yogurt Bark from Simply Made Recipes

Zucchini Chips from Low Carb No Carb

With a little planning, back to school will quickly be back to routine and we will all be missing summer and the lazy days we have been enjoying. With full bellies kids will be learning and full of energy! Not only are these snacks great for after school, but many can be great for the lunch box too!

What do you children like to eat after school for a snack?


  1. I love how many of these make fruit fun! I find it also helps to get him to choose a healthier snack if I get him to pick out which apple or berries to use

  2. Thanks for the list,sure to be something for everyone to enjoy !

  3. I am always looking for snacks for my kids’ lunches that I can make myself instead of using prepacked ones.

  4. This is an awesome collection of ideas. It will be fun to make some of these and to see which ones the kids love the most. Thanks for this post.

  5. cgrandy823 says

    These look like great snacks. I’d like to try the Strawberry Parfait Energy Bites. I’ll have to keep my eye out for freeze-dried strawberries so I can make some.

  6. Those parmesan crisps look awesome! Great ideas for kids school lunches or after school snacks!

  7. My teen son usually just eats some sugary packaged cereal. These are some great alternatives!

  8. nicolthepickle says

    The peanut butter cup Muddy Buddies sound good.

  9. Some of these I don’t think the little one would eat as he’s slightly fussy when it comes to trying new/different food. Others sound absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Definitely some great inspiration here! My kiddo loves trying new things!

  11. I have shared these awesome ideas with my daughter-in-laws and they love this blog site now.I like making these great snacks when the kids pop over. 🙂

  12. Thank you for all these suggestions. My daughter is skinny but eats non stop. She won’t grab a bag of chips or junk. She even likes home made cookies better than store bought. She will love most of these. Thank You again.

  13. No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars would be perfect for my family to snack on.

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