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After School Snack Ideas To Make With Your Kids

Kosher.com Staff August 29, 2023

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Many of us haven’t started school yet and haven’t yet had to deal with the after-school munchies. But if memory serves, the hunger is real! If your kids get home before supper starts, they need that little something to keep them happy and satiated. If you would prefer keeping them away from the nosh closet, then these snacks are the perfect distraction. We have sweet, some savory, and a few customizable options. Plus, helping you prepare these treats can be the perfect vacation activity. And, it will get them super excited for the new school year! Enjoy!

1. Miniature Cheese Snacks from the Nitra Cookbook

These are basically adorable mini cheesecakes with your choice of yummy topping that will be gobbled up in no time! So simple to make, these can be made in advance and frozen or whipped up at the last second. You’ll love these and will keep coming back for another!

2. Apple Sandwiches 3 Ways by Esty Wolbe

Watch Esty’s tips for making this in a snap, here!

3. Iced Oatmeal Cookies by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

These have become a new favorite around our house, and almost as frequently baked as chocolate chip cookies (gasp!). The combination of dark brown sugar, cozy cinnamon spice and oats makes these irresistibly delicious, and that’s before we even get to the icing! I pulse the oats to give more texture to the cookie and use only the egg yolks to add richness and chewiness.

4. Bubby’s Chocolate Chip Cookies by Rivky Kleiman

Anyone who knows me from childhood remembers my Bubby and her famous cookies. Anyone who received her loving care packages — sent worldwide — was fortunate. Since her petirah we have all attempted to duplicate Bubby’s perfection, but we are all missing one integral ingredient — Bubby’s love.

5. Banana Maple Muffins by Sylvia Fallas

These muffins are soft and moist – thanks to the banana and maple syrup. Any milk can be used, though I like oat milk for its richness. Feel free to swap out the nuts for chocolate chips or granola.

6. Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins by Tamar Teitelbaum

I love Pumpkin Spice season. I also happen to love muffins. I make at least one batch of muffins per week. So, it only makes sense that I would find the best, most delicious pumpkin spice muffins!

7. Klik-Chip Frozen Popcorn Clusters by Mirel Freylich

I was surprised by how user-friendly these are—both the prep and the eating. It’s the perfect treat to have on hand.

8. Basic Brownies with Variations by Estee Kafra

Brownies are just one of those things that everybody likes. Here you can custom-make your own brownie, or just bake it plain. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

9. Banana Fun Pops from the Dining In Cookbook

Fun, frozen pops, to treat the kids (and adults!) after they take a Yom Tov afternoon nap!

10. Strawberry Fruit Leather by Amy Spiro

11. Dried Apple Chips by Amy Spiro

12. Dips and Pita Crisps by Joy Devor

Snacking is a cinch when you have a variety of dips — and of course, something delicious to dip into them. It’s easy to prepare these in advance, and your very hungry family will have what to munch on while your other food is warming.

13. Healthy Crunch Bars (Dates Stuffed with Crisp Rice Cereal) by Batsheva Gewirtz

Gluten free, dairy free, and only five ingredients!

14. The Ultimate Cheesy Party Mix by Chavi Feldman

This stuff is truly addictive! The perfect party snack, this savory blend of crunchy, smoky, and cheesy makes it impossible to stop snacking on. But hey, isn’t that the point here? So dig in and savor the flavor!

15. Corn Muffins by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Corn muffins are a little more on the savory side, but still perfect for breakfast, especially warmed with a little pat of butter!

16. Savory or Sweet Snack Wraps by Shaindel Steinberg

These wraps are the perfect take-along for a picnic. They are light enough for a snack but can be used for a quick lunch, too. I have included three variations, but you can use your imagination to come up with more options!

17. No-Bake Frozen Yogurt Bars by Sima Kazarnovsky

Whole grains? Check. Healthy fats? Check. Calcium? Check. Swirly, artsy thing going on in the middle? Check and check. These filling bars are the perfect breakfast on the go, and with no oven needed, they take minutes to throw together. Plus, any breakfast that resembles a popsicle has a lower probability of getting turned down by picky eaters. It’s basic statistics.

18. Double-Chocolate Espresso Drops by Brynie Greisman

Learn how to bake delicious and light chocolate espresso cookies.

19. Granola Clusters by Rena Tuchinsky

Granola is a great addition to yogurt, but also a great grab-and-go snack. I prefer nice big clusters so you can easily take a handful without dropping crumbs everywhere. I created this recipe to make the perfect granola clusters and snuck in some more fiber from the flaxseed. Your kids won’t even notice!

20. 1-2-3 Cereal Bars by Chaya Ruchie Schwartz

This is a twist on classic Rice Krispie treats. I tested this recipe and left it in the fridge. Each kid who noticed it said, “Yum, can I have?” They each enjoyed a piece…and then promptly went for doubles!