11 Tasty After-School Snack Recipes



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Packaged snacks are great and all, but if you have the bandwidth, spend the weekend working on a few baking projects as a family. The fruits of your labour will become satisfying snacks to quiet grumbling after-school tummies. Plus, they’re all very delicious. Take note, some double as on-the-go breakfast eats.

hand on a mason jar filled with quick fridge pickles
plate of apple turnovers on white background
Red Pepper Egg Cups Breakfast Recipe
cookie dough balls on a blue plate
baking sheet with roasted kale
pile of brownies on a cutting board
homemade pop tarts with icing on a cooling rack
sundried hummus with pita and broccoli

Quick Fridge Pickles

If a crispy, savoury bite is what your little one craves, make your own pickles. There's no canning required. You can even try the TikTok trend of adding powdered ranch to your jar. Get the recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

Easy Apple Turnovers

These turnovers taste like mini apple pies wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Unlike pie pastry, puff pastry is surprisingly easy to work with and very forgiving. Even if your unbaked turnovers look pretty wonky, you’ll be amazed by how gorgeous they look coming out of the oven. It’s easy to find prepared puff pastry in the freezer section of your grocery store, and many brands are accidentally vegan. Get the recipe: Easy Apple Turnovers

Red Pepper Egg Cups

Fast snack and breakfast recipes you can eat with one hand are key for parenting life! These egg cups are also full of protein. Get the recipe: Red Pepper Egg Cups

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Who doesn't want to sneak a bite, or 12, of cookie dough? Whether you make this recipe and simply store it in a jar in the fridge for a sweet snack or roll it into dough balls to carry with you for little bites of energy, this grain-free, refined sugar–free, dairy-free recipe will give you that cookie dough experience without all the stuff your body doesn’t need. Plus, the kids will be thrilled to help. Get the recipe: Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Kale Chips

Kale chips are a revelation and you'll be surprised how quickly your kids gobble them up. Tossing with oil and salt and cooking at high heat produces crispy, nutty kale ‘chips’ that smell like popcorn and have the crunch of potato chips. Experiment with different spices and seasonings. Get the recipe: Kale Chips

Fudgy Beet Brownies

A word of warning: once you enlist the help of the kids on these brownies, they'll be in on your hidden veggie secret. You wouldn't know it by looking at them—or tasting them—but this fudgy stack has grated beets. Hard to believe, but we're not lying. Get the recipe: Fudgy Beet Brownies

Homemade Pop Tarts

Kids love making something that they’re used to pulling out of a package. Sugar cookie dough makes for a tasty pastry and you're in charge of filling c/o your fave jam. Get the recipe: Homemade Pop Tarts

Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

If you love the rich flavour of tomatoes, you will love this simple sun–dried tomato hummus. It's infused with oregano and fresh lemon for flavour and a kick of brightness. Bring it to parties, picnics, road trips, and everywhere in between. Get the recipe: Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Triple Coconut Breakfast Muffins

Loaded with protein, and not too much sugar, these bakery-style muffins are a perfect grab-and-go choice but also a great accompaniment to your snack spread. Get the recipe: Triple Coconut Breakfast Muffins

Roasted Chickpeas

These tasty treats are easy to make in minutes. All you need is an inexpensive can of chickpeas, a bit of oil and some spices. They're amazing as a snack and are great in place of croutons in a salad or to top a bowl of soup. Get the recipe: Roasted Chickpeas

Blueberry Granola Bars

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and are believed to benefit your brain—a perfect ingredient for homemade granola bars during homework time. Get the recipe: Blueberry Granola Bars
Quick Fridge Pickles
Easy Apple Turnovers
Red Pepper Egg Cups
Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Kale Chips
Fudgy Beet Brownies
Homemade Pop Tarts
Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Triple Coconut Breakfast Muffins
Roasted Chickpeas
Blueberry Granola Bars

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