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: 3.5 stars 3221
It's the best because this is the banana bread recipe that is Martha's go to. She included the recipe in her first book Entertaining and has been making it ever since. The batter for her easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. Be sure to use really ripe but not bruised bananas and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always goes with pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 530
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rating: 3.5 stars 139
A thin, simple-to-prepare cake is the foundation for these nostalgic treats. To soften the ice cream, leave it at room temperature for a few minutes.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Rating: 4 stars 125
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.

Easy Any-Juice Ice Pops

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

Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 3.5 stars 570
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!

Popcorn on the Cob

Celebrate harvest season with "ears" of candied popcorn, reminiscent of Indian corn. Unbleached parchment paper from your pantry is all you need for the pretty presentation.

Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Rating: 3.5 stars 425
This dessert treat combines the healthy benefits of bananas and chocolate.

Cranberry Bread

Rating: 3 stars 800
Studded with cranberries, this quick bread is adaptable: Try it at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Fruit Jellies

Rating: 4 stars 171
These colorful fruit jellies are simple to make and fun to eat.

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.

Fudge Bars

Rating: 3.5 stars 305
You'll need pop molds and time for freezing. But the payoff will be delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Southern-Style Individual Peach Cobblers

For a ten-inch cake, melt two teaspoons butter in the skillet before adding batter; bake for thirty-five minutes.