Kid-Friendly Snacks

From healthy snacks to fun and easy recipes to make together, find a variety of kid-friendly snack ideas to try at home.

Staff Picks

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars
The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Chocolate-Banana Pudding

Rating: 3.08 stars
Crisp, thin chocolate wafers are key to this no-bake dessert, layered with chocolate pudding and banana slices.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.62 stars
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 3.72 stars
Pulling off a homemade marshmallow recipe is easier than you think. This recipe gives you perfectly gooey marshmallows. Sandwich it into a s'more, or just dip your marshmallow in hot chocolate. Friends will definitely want to know where you found the recipe!

Test Kitchen's Favorite Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

Freezing and thawing over-ripe bananas before mashing creates a syrupy-thick juice, more like liquid gold, that bursts with sweet banana flavor and makes this loaf next-level delicious.

Cranberry Bread

Rating: 3.2 stars
Studded with cranberries, this quick bread is adaptable: Try it at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Easy Any-Juice Ice Pops

Use just about any fruit -- we like watermelon, grapefruit, kiwi, or pomegranate -- to make these simple, refreshing treats.

Fruit Jellies

Rating: 3.81 stars
These colorful fruit jellies are simple to make and fun to eat.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Rating: 3.49 stars
Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

Chocolate-Covered Bananas

This dessert treat combines the healthy benefits of bananas and chocolate.

Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie

Start your morning with this zingy, antioxidant-packed smoothie.

Chocolate Chip Meringues

Rating: 3.71 stars
No one can resist these cloud-like cookies studded with chocolate chips.

Inspiration and Ideas

Warm Vanilla Milk

Rating: 3.56 stars

Vanilla-flavored milk satisfies the midnight munchies.