Fun Snacks for Kids

Cyd Converse

Check out our favorite fun snacks for kids - tasty treats guaranteed to keep them smiling!

Are you looking for fun snacks for kids, perhaps for their lunchbox or just an afternoon treat?

Look no further, as this page is packed full of goodies for your kids.

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While it can be easy to grab a bag of chips or cookies from the store, most of our snack ideas require very little time - you can even involve the kids in making them, for a fun afternoon activity! 

All these ideas are perfect for sleepovers, birthday parties, lunchboxes and weekend treats. And they can be amended to suit any dietary requirements your kids may have.

Let’s have a look at some of our family favorites! 

Fun Snacks for Kids

Energy Balls

Does it seem that your kids never stop eating? Then this is the perfect snack idea to help keep them full... and you can even enjoy a few for yourself too!

Deliciously chewy, sweet and coated in coconut, these energy balls are healthy and quick to whip up. They are nut-free, which can be hard to find in energy balls sometimes, making them great for a range of occasions. 

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Snack Cake

Whilst cake isn’t typically what might pop to mind when you think of a snack, this cake is healthy (although you may not want to tell the kids that part!)

This snack cake is loaded with banana, chocolate and Greek yogurt and uses honey as a sweetener rather than sugar. This recipe serves 16, so it is a great snack idea if you are hosting a kid’s birthday party or sleepover. 

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Cinnamon Roll Popcorn

Ideal for movie night, this Cinnamon Roll Popcorn is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Perfectly puffed popcorn is tossed with butter, salt and cinnamon and topped with a generous drizzle of vanilla glaze.

We know this is a snack recipe for kids, but you will be bound to treat yourself to a bowl of this too as it is absolutely divine!

This snack idea is fun to get the kids involved with too as there is minimal work that goes into it. Best of all, this popcorn treat is low calorie - just 91 calories per cup!

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Coconut Granola Bars

Granola bars are the perfect snack! They are easy to take with you to your kid’s soccer game, pack in lunch boxes or even enjoy for a breakfast on the go.

Store bought granola bars can be packed full of sugar and other additives, but these homemade granola bars use only a bit of brown sugar and honey to give them a deliciously sweet taste.

The coconut and chocolate combination is irresistible, making these a perfect snack! 

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

These flourless, no bake goodies are a rich and delicious snack, perfect for after school or for parties. They are mini sized, so ideal for times when napkins or plates may not be around - or let’s face it, when your kids are running around and won’t keep still!

This recipe yields 20 servings, so there are more than enough to go round.

You can swap the peanut butter for any nut butter that suits you and your family. You can even get creative with the types of chocolate chips you use - we also love caramel chips combined with the chocolate chips for a truly decadent treat.

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Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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