These 24 delicious after school snacks will delight kids and adults, with fun offerings like apple nachos and hearty bites like pizza muffins and turkey roll ups.

When school is in session, life is busier than ever! I’m sharing the ways that I keep my kids fueled for after school activities with delicious snack options that are amazingly quick and easy.

A group of delicious after school snacks like chocolate chip muffins and homemade hummus.

Every day after school I hear the same thing from my kids: “What can I have for a snack?”. I don’t want them eating packaged foods every day. Frankly, they get tired of the same old chips and crackers. That’s why I have compiled this list of amazing quick bites that are perfect for after school.

I love when my kids eat fresh fruits and veggies after school. This list contains lots of amazing fruit and veggie recipes that transform typical plain items into snacks that your kids will ask for over and over again.

This list has a lot of protein packed snacks to keep kids full and energized. These snacks are great for when dinner is going to be a little on the late side.

Be sure to try the hot snacks listed here. There are some fantastic hot bites like pigs in a blanket and pizza muffins. Some of these are so satisfying, you could even turn them into a light dinner.

During the school year, I feel like I spend half of my time planning meals and snacks. I am always on the lookout to make my life easier. You can prepare some easier meals from my list of back to school recipes or plan ahead with my meal prep recipes!

Feel good about what your kids eat after school with these fresh and fabulous snacks. Many of the recipes are simple enough for older kids to prepare on their own!

24 After School Snacks

A group of quick foods including bacon deviled eggs and caramel apple dip.
A plate of sliced apples topped with caramel and chocolate sauces, rainbow sprinkles and mini chocolate chips

Apple Nachos

These apple nachos are sliced apples topped with caramel, chocolate and plenty of other fun toppings. The perfect quick and easy after school snack!
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A plate of avocado toast with fresh parsley as a garnish.

Avocado Toast

This avocado toast is fresh avocado mashed with lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings, then spread over sourdough bread. A quick and easy meal or snack option that can be customized in so many different ways.
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A plate of bacon deviled eggs garnished with sliced chives and smoked paprika.

Bacon Deviled Eggs

These easy bacon deviled eggs are a classic recipe dressed up with the addition of bacon bits and chives. Plus learn my tricks for the best deviled eggs ever!
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A loaf of sliced blueberry banana bread.

Blueberry Banana Bread

This recipe for blueberry banana bread is a moist loaf of the classic sweet bread that’s chock full of juicy blueberries. It’s the perfect snack or dessert option and can be frozen for later use!
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A hand scooping out a serving of caramel apple dip.

Caramel Apple Dip

This super delicious caramel apple dip recipe is a quick and easy dessert that only contains 4 ingredients!
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A stack of cheese bombs with melted cheddar cheese oozing out of them.

Cheese Bombs

These cheese bombs are biscuit dough wrapped around cheddar cheese, then topped with garlic herb butter and parmesan and baked to perfection. An easy snack or side dish that’s perfect for all the cheese lovers in your life.
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A cross section of a cut chocolate chip muffin.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

These chocolate chip muffins are light and tender muffins studded with plenty of chocolate chips, then finished off with a sprinkle of sugar. These muffins are great for breakfast or a quick grab and go snack, and kids love them!
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A strawberry in a bowl of chocolate fruit dip, surrounded by assorted fruit.

Chocolate Fruit Dip

This chocolate fruit dip is a creamy and delicious treat that’s made with melted chocolate, cream cheese and whipped cream. Chocolate dip is perfect for after school snacks and parties!
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A collection of pictures of after school snacks such as blueberry muffins and fruit kabobs.
Chocolate chip cookie dough dip, topped with mini chocolate chips and served with graham crackers and vanilla wafers.

Cookie Dough Dip

This cookie dough dip tastes like chocolate chip cookies, but is egg free and flour free making it totally safe to eat! Serve your cookie dough dip with graham crackers, vanilla wafers and fruit for a fun and unexpected snack or dessert.
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Sliced chocolate zucchini bread filled with melted chocolate.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This chocolate zucchini bread is a tender loaf filled with grated zucchini, cocoa powder, and plenty of chocolate chips. It's the perfect way to use up any extra zucchini from the garden!
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This recipe for cream cheese fruit dip is a light and creamy 3 ingredient dip that's perfect with your favorite fruit. A wholesome snack that's perfect for parties or for eating while watching TV!

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This recipe for cream cheese fruit dip is a light and creamy 3 ingredient dip that’s perfect with your favorite fruit. A super easy snack or dessert option that’s perfect for any gathering!
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A bowl of fruit salsa served with cinnamon sugar chips.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

This fruit salsa is sweet, juicy and refreshing and is served with the most amazing cinnamon chips. A super fun appetizer, snack or dessert option!
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Healthy blueberry muffins in a muffin tin with fresh blueberries as garnish.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

These healthy blueberry muffins are made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal for added nutrition, but they still taste as good as the original version!
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This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce. This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce..

Fruit Kabobs

This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce.
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Chex mix in a white serving bowl.

Homemade Chex Mix

Your search for the perfect homemade Chex mix ends here – this from scratch Chex mix is made with cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts, and is SO much better than the recipe on the box!
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Make your own ranch dip and skip all the MSG and preservatives in the store bought kind.

Homemade Ranch Dip

This homemade ranch dip is full of all of the familiar herbs and spices, but has no preservatives like the store bought version. The homemade ranch powder is easy to make and keeps in the fridge for months! 
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A bowl of homemade hummus served with pita and vegetables.

Hummus Recipe

This hummus recipe is a smooth and creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings. Homemade hummus so much better than anything you'd get at the store, and it also happens to be quite easy to make!
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A platter of mini pizzas with a hand reaching for one.

Mini Pizzas

These mini pizzas are crescent roll dough topped with sauce, cheese and toppings, then baked to golden brown perfection. A bite sized version of pizza that makes for a fun and unique appetizer.
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Taco sliders with salsa and guacamole on the side.

Taco Sliders

These taco sliders are sandwiches stuffed with taco meat and cheese, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to perfection. Serve with salsa and guacamole for a party snack that will earn rave reviews.
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A plate of pigs in a blanket served with ketchup.

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket is a classic party snack made with cocktail wieners wrapped in crescent dough, which are baked to golden brown perfection. An easy appetizer option that can be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.
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Veggie dip topped with fresh herbs and served with colorful vegetables.

Veggie Dip

This veggie dip is loaded with garlic and herb flavors and pairs perfectly with a variety of fresh vegetables. This vegetable dip takes just 5 minutes to make and is great for parties and potlucks!
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These homemade pepperoni pizza pockets are a fun meal or snack and are super simple to put together - your kids will be thrilled!

Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Homemade pepperoni pizza pockets are a perfect meal or snack that the kids will love.
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These turkey roll ups are pinwheel sandwiches filled with cheese, avocado, bacon, turkey and spinach.

Turkey Roll Ups

These easy turkey roll ups are filled with smoked turkey, swiss cheese, avocado and spinach, all wrapped up and sliced into pinwheels. The perfect easy lunch or party snack!
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A plate of pizza muffins made with crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, melted cheese and mini pepperoni.

Pizza Muffins

These pizza muffins are crescent roll cups filled with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, then baked to golden brown perfection. A fun recipe for pizza bites that’s the perfect appetizer, light meal or after school snack!
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These after school snack ideas will delight kids and adults alike. They are perfect for fueling kids for after school activities and fun. Do yourself and your family a favor and try these recipes today!

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  1. So we don’t have kids, but I often use this article for snack ideas to take to work. We love your cheese bombs and turkey roll-ups, oh and the blueberry muffins. My husband says he always has the best snacks at work making everyone else jealous. I must try some of your dips and hummus next – I think they will be great to pack in small Tupperware boxes and take to work with a bunch of crunchy veggies.

  2. My kids would always come in starving from school. Now that they are grown, I need that afternoon snack. 🙂 I made a batch of Chex Mix to keep on hand and it’s perfect for those hungry times.

  3. Love this! I am always looking for healthy snack ideas and all of these are perfect. Making the chocolate zucchini bread asap.

  4. Thanks so much for a great list of recipes! I have referred back to this list many times for some delicious snack ideas and they are always a hit!

  5. Wow, so many choices I want to try. All of these recipes look awesome! My children are going to love most of these!

  6. Such a great range of snacks. My kids love dips of all kinds, so there are plenty that they will love.

  7. The dips are great! We tried the caramel apple and cookie dough and they both were gobbled up quickly. Thanks for the great roundup!

  8. Bookmarked! Always needing new ideas for snacks for the kids to bring to school. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What an amazing compilation – I am forever looking for after school ideas! The veggie dip was amazing!