School prep is in full swing. Supplies are beginning to line the shelves and you’ve probably already peeked at the wish lists for the year. Well, we’re here and ready to prepare the kitchen – and the tummies of all the kiddos. These 15 back-to-school snacks are quick and easy to make and satisfying to your children as well. Instead of pre-packaged bites, let’s whip up something that’s good for all parties involved!
1. Baked Apple Chips
Baked apple chips are super easy to whip up in the kitchen and they’re healthy too. You don’t have to worry about the kiddos stuffing their faces with bad ingredients. Check out the recipe by visiting Delighted Momma.
2. Homemade Cheez-Its
Brit + Co has a homemade version of Cheez-its that moms everyone are rooting for. Not only are they delicious but they’re made with easy ingredients that parents know and trust. Check out the recipe after the jump!
3. Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix
Averie Cooks will show you how to mix up some quick snack mix. This one has a bit of parm and ranch included; two fan favorites. And it’s super addictive, you’ll want the kids to share some with you.
4. Frozen Blueberry Bites
Blueberries and sweet white chocolate go together quite well. And freezing them just makes them even better. Grab all the details by visiting at Pretty Plain Janes.
5. Oatmeal Energy Balls
Jill Velicer will teach you how to whip up some extra special breakfast bites. The kiddos can grab and go with these in the morning or munch on them after school for just the right kind of pick-me-up. Prepare them ahead of time and enjoy all week long.
6. Almond Joy Snack Mix
The Seasoned Mom has a delicious snack mix idea up her sleeve as well. This time there’s a little sweetness involved. If you’re a lover of Almond Joys, this is the treat to conjure up in the kitchen.
7. Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups
Peanut butter and banana is a classic and it’s a great back-to-school snack option. Easy to whip up and delicious, all you need are three ingredients (or four if you want to add some honey!). Grab the details or this one at Damn Delicious.
8. 3-Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups
Live Eat Learn knows that kids love fruit roll-ups and they know how to make homemade versions too. Hop on over now and check out how to make every little one’s favorite treat! These are perfect for lunchbox packing as well!
9. Ants on a Log
These are so fun to make alongside your children and they’ll love the name too! Grab some celery and start building your log! Ingredients and tutorial can be found at Simply Lakita.
10. Spinach Balls
If you want a delicious way to squeeze some greens into the kids’ diets, these spinach balls may do the trick! Full of flavor and a great snack for after school, you can check out all the directions by visiting Sweet As Honey.
11. Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Who loves a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the mornings? Well, there’s a healthier, homemade way to make those munchies. All you have to do is visit our friends at Half Baked Harvest and take a look!
12. Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Cashews
Inquiring Chef took some cashews and turned them up a notch. A bit of sweetness and spiciness, these hold for a long time and the adults of the house will like them just as much as the kiddos will. And cashews are brain food, perfect for snacking while doing homework!
13. Baked Carrot Chips
A Spicy Perspective went with carrot chips as their healthy and quick snack. Just like the apples, you can bake these veggies and turn them into a delicious bit that curbs after school hunger.
14. No-Bake Chocolate Blueberry Bars
You don’t have to bake to make these bars comes to life. A bit of blueberry and a bit of chocolate, they’re treats that are healthy and indulgent. Grab the recipe at The Healthy Maven.
15. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Serving some fresh fruit up in a fun way will make the kiddos a bit more excited about chowing down. Check out these kabobs while visiting Coupons. In fact, your children may want to help out in their creation.