DIY Back to School Snacks

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50+ DIY Back To School Snack Ideas

Cakey Blueberry Protein Muffins
Light and tender these blueberry protein muffins make the perfect post-workout snack. With 14 grams of protein per serving, these high-protein muffins are sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup and fresh blueberries.
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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (GF)
These vegan banana chocolate chip muffins are refined sugar-free and gluten-free. They’re fluffy, flavorsome and make the perfect weekday snack. 
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Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins
These rich chocolate sweet potato muffins may be healthier than other chocolate muffins, but they definitely don’t taste like it. Delicious double chocolate muffins with both cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Plus mashed sweet potato which adds richness and moisture, making these muffins taste almost like cake
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins – Live to Sweet
These delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins are soft and moist double chocolate muffins with peanut butter streusel!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins - Live to Sweet
Homemade Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Muffins: Easy and So Delicious!
Treat your loved ones to these homemade fresh strawberry chocolate muffins. Our easy recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Homemade Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Muffins: Easy and So Delicious!
Butterscotch Banana Muffins – Live to Sweet
These Butterscotch Banana Muffins are soft, moist banana muffins with butterscotch chips! A fantastic recipe using overripe bananas!
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Butterscotch Banana Muffins - Live to Sweet
Hash Brown Egg Breakfast Muffins for Kids
These Hash Brown Egg Breakfast Muffins are perfect for busy mornings. They are easy to make, and the muffin cups can be customized with your child’s favorite
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Hash Brown Egg Breakfast Muffins for Kids
Savoury Vegetable Muffins
These irresistible savoury vegetable muffins are packed with flavour thanks to Cheddar cheese, sage, garlic, cumin and plenty of vegetables. They’re perfect to make at the weekend and then enjoy in packed lunches.
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Savoury Vegetable Muffins
ABC Muffins (Apple Banana Carrot)
These ABC Muffins (Apple, Banana and Carrot) are moist and delicious and full of sneaky fruits and vegetables.
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Healthy Zucchini Muffins
Healthy Zucchini Muffins are fluffy, moist, packed with warm flavors, and loaded with tons of zucchini (kid’s won’t even know it’s in there). Made with wholesome ingredients and makes the perfect snack or breakfast treat!
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BANANA ALMOND FLOUR MUFFINS
These are the tastiest banana almond flour muffins! Healthy, gluten-free and easy to make in 35 minutes.
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PEAR MUFFINS
These pear muffins are light, moist and delicious. With wholemeal flour and not to much sugar they are a healthyish treat the whole family will love.
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Brown Butter Pretzel & Cereal Bar Treats
These 5-ingredient no-bake Brown Butter Pretzel and Cereal Bar Treats are chewy, salty, and sweet. This kid and adult-friendly dessert has easy ingredients and is ready in just 10 minutes.
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Healthy Apple Oatmeal Bars
These Healthy Apple Oatmeal Bars are a wholesome and filling breakfast or snack. Packed with warm fall flavors, fiber and naturally sweetened, these bars are perfect for taking your oatmeal on the go!
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Healthy Granola Bars (No Bake)
This Healthy Granola Bar Recipe is packed with nutrition, flavor, and wholesome ingredients. Perfect for on-the-go snacking and will satisfy your sweet cravings!
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Savory Granola Bar Recipe: Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza Bar
These savory granola bars taste like pizza – but are made with wholesome ingredients! They're cheesy and crunchy, super satisfying, and easily portable.
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No Bake Energy Bites
No-bake energy bites are super easy to make and packed full of nutrition. With a nutty chocolatey flavor, they strike the perfect salty sweet balance. This great make ahead recipe is the perfect after school snack on a busy day!
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Buggy Fruit Kabobs for Kids
Looking for a healthy fun snack for a party or for a special treat for the kids? These fun, buggy fruit kabobs for kids are the perfect solution! They look spectacular yet are easy to make for fruit-filled snacks your kids will gobble up!
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Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (without butter!)
This Oatmeal Cookie Recipe without butter will absolutely surprise you! These cookies are perfectly chewy and just slightly crisp around the edges. They’re finished with a sprinkling of sea salt for the perfect bite!
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Breakfast Cookies
Finally a cookie you can eat for breakfast and feel great (5g protein)! These Breakfast Cookies are deceptively tasty but vegan & gluten-free.
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Breakfast Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies With Blueberries & Peach | GF, V
These healthy oatmeal cookies are full of juicy fruits (blueberry & peach) and maple flavor, with a crispy crust and chewy inside.
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Oatmeal Cookies With Blueberries & Peach | GF, V
4 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
These easy banana oatmeal cookies are essentially baked oatmeal bites, making them a healthy snack your kids will happily eat.
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4 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
These are the BEST cookie dough bars you will ever try! Made with just six ingredients, they’re an easy no-bake treat to satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, they're vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and oil-free so they're a healthy, allergen-friendly, feel-good treat.
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Eggless Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie (Vegan)
Treat yourself with this vegan chocolate chip mug cookie that is also eggless & oil-free! Made in the microwave, this decadent dessert is ready in 5 mins.
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Eggless Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie (Vegan)
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups – Plant-Based on a Budget
These No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups are delicious! If you like chocolate, you’re going to love how rich and tasty these chocolatey treats are!
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups - Plant-Based on a Budget
Soft Granola Bars with Apricot & Walnuts
These Soft Granola Bars are perfect for snacking and are great for an after school treat. So delicious they’ll become your new fruity favorite
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Homemade Applesauce
This Homemade Applesauce Recipe is made with just 5 simple ingredients and is ready in just over 30 minutes. Make a big batch and enjoy this easy and delicious applesauce recipe as a yummy snack or alongside more savory lunch box mains.
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Cheese Crackers
Homemade Cheese Crackers are made with only 4 simple ingredients and tastes even better than store-bought Cheez-its! They are crunchy and buttery with a sharp cheddar cheese flavor. These crackers are perfect for lunch boxes or take them as a to-go snack!
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Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)
Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom's and kids will love!
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Rosemary Vegan Crackers – Plant-Based on a Budget
These crunchy little rosemary crackers will fill your house aroma as they bake. They’re perfect to munch on by themselves or with dip.
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Rosemary Vegan Crackers - Plant-Based on a Budget
Homemade Gluten-Free Wheat Thins (Vegan, Allergy-Free)
Wheat-Free Wheat Thins? This Homemade Gluten-Free Wheat Thins recipe is a celiac-safe copycat of Nabisco's classic whole-grain cracker! This quick & easy healthy snack is vegan, allergy-free, and kid-friendly. Great for plain snacking, pairing with soups or salads, and topping with dips and spreads!
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Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables (Vegan)
Just what the little picky eaters want! Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables! A school-friendly, top food allergy-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free version of the packaged "PBJ crustless pocket" sandwich! Make these ahead of time for a quick and easy lunch recipe or snack for the entire school week!
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Homemade Spaghetti O’s (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O's that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that's kid-friendly and mom-approved!
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Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
They're a favorite you know and love, except these are made from scratch and are so much healthier with some hidden added nutrition! These Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets are everything you want in a homemade chicken nugget but oh so much more! They're flavorful, they're crunchy, but they're also not deep-fried, and are still great to store in the freezer!
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Protein Snack Pack – Easy Lunch Meal Prep
Protein Snack Packs filled with hard-boiled eggs, almonds, hummus, and crunchy veggies. An easy and delicious lunchtime meal-prep solution perfect for any protein lover, these fantastic little protein snack packs are perfect for school lunches
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ULTIMATE SNACK TRAY IDEAS (FOR LUNCH OR DINNER)
Here are some easy and healthy snack tray ideas you can put together FAST with whatever you have on hand. These are especially perfect for toddlers and kids. Serve for after school snacks or as a snack lunch or dinner!
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Healthy Chex Mix
This healthy Chex mix is a crunchy, flavorful snack mix made with Chex cereal, multigrain Cheerios, whole grain Goldfish crackers, pretzels and nuts.Add popcorn if you'd like! It's the best healthy snack mix, ever!
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Apple Granola Topped Goodness
Get your snack on with Apple snacks! Topped with granola and melted chocolate, it’s the perfect sweet snack to munch on!
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Apple Granola Topped Goodness
Healthy Strawberry Gummies (Homemade Fruit Snacks) | Maple + Mango
Learn how to make healthy strawberry gummies with real fruit. Chewy, addictive little treats that both kids and adults will love!
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Healthy Strawberry Gummies (Homemade Fruit Snacks) | Maple + Mango
Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Leather
Fruit leather is a great treat that is simple to make. Vegetables can be added, too, like this sweet potato and apple combination!
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Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Leather
Chocolate and Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe
Get out of your after school snack rut with this easy fruit dip recipe! You won’t believe how easy (or delicious) this Chocolate and Yogurt Fruit Dip is!
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Chocolate and Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe
Nut Free Trail Mix
Your kids will love this easy to make (and allergy friendly!) Nut Free Trail Mix. You'll want to make a double batch.
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Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe – apaigeofpositivity
Celebrate fall with Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread! Made with Greek yogurt, it’s incredibly moist and rich and packs a little extra protein.
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Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe - apaigeofpositivity
Sweet Potato Fritters (Latkes) For Babies & Toddlers – ThrivingNest
These sweet potato fritters make the perfect finger food for babies 8 months+ (baby led weaning), toddlers and older kids.
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Sweet Potato Fritters (Latkes) For Babies & Toddlers - ThrivingNest
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups (Easy Party Appetizer!) – Little Sunny Kitchen
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups are the easiest appetizer recipe and perfect for parties, game day, or even as a quick lunch. Just 5 simple ingredients are needed.
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Ham and Cheese Roll Ups (Easy Party Appetizer!) - Little Sunny Kitchen
Tuna Pinwheels
These veg-packed tuna pinwheels are perfect for school lunchboxes! They’re made with canned tuna, canned chickpeas, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and cream cheese, all rolled up in a tasty tortilla wrap and cut into bite size slices.
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Tuna Pinwheels
Meatball Pita Pockets
Meatball Pita pockets are easy to make in 10 minutes and just 5 ingredients. Great for back to school, lunch boxes, a main dish or appetizer!
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Meatball Pita Pockets
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls are the perfect 4 ingredient snack, party appetizer or lunch box option and they cook in just 10 minutes.
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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
Air Fryer Burrito
Cook up an air fryer burrito in minutes that is tastier than takeout. You’ll love this easy restaurant-style burrito in air fryer recipe.
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Air Fryer Burrito
How to Make Dried Apple Rings in the Oven : Ugly Duckling Bakery
These dried apples are as sweet as candy but have no added sugar. Perfect for an afternoon or after-school snack.
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How to Make Dried Apple Rings in the Oven : Ugly Duckling Bakery
How to Make Unsweetened Strawberry Applesauce : Ugly Duckling Bakery
Fresh strawberries add natural sweetness to unsweetened strawberry applesauce. Enjoy it with yogurt or waffles or just eat it with a spoon!
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How to Make Unsweetened Strawberry Applesauce : Ugly Duckling Bakery
Hungry Hippos (Fun Sandwich Recipe for Kids)
This fun sandwich recipe is an edible art project, or a special lunch box surprise! Choose basic peanut butter and jelly, or one of our nut-free options!
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Hungry Hippos (Fun Sandwich Recipe for Kids)
EASY Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls
PB&J just got less messy (and totally portable)! These Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls are easy, healthy snacks that taste like a PB&J sandwich. They freeze well, too – great for stocking up!
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EASY Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls
Healthy Apple Chai Bars
These Healthy Apple Chai Bars are cozy with chai concentrate and roasted apples. These are perfect as a healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert!
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Healthy Apple Chai Bars
Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons Recipe – Refresh My Health
If you love chocolate and coconut, these crunchy chocolate coconut macaroons might be your thing. Low-carb and keto approved, … and healthy!
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Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons Recipe - Refresh My Health
Sesame Pekmez Cookies (Easy 3-Ingredient Dessert) ⋆ Earth to Veg
These gorgeous 4-ingredient cookies, made with tahini, almond flour, and Turkish molasses, are the perfect dessert for a stay-at-home Valentine’s dinner!
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Sesame Pekmez Cookies (Easy 3-Ingredient Dessert) ⋆ Earth to Veg
Healthy Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups – Only 2 Ingredients!
These homemade fruit roll ups are made with real fruit and easy to make! Only 2 ingredients and no added sugar!
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Healthy Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups - Only 2 Ingredients!
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
A healthy alternative to chips, your kids will love these crunchy roasted chickpeas snack! Easy to make and delicious, lightly salted.
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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Rainbow Frosted Grapes
Vibrantly colored Rainbow Jello Frosted Grapes are as pretty as they are delicious! This party treat is sure to be a hit with both kids and grown-ups alike!
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Rainbow Frosted Grapes
Recipe This | Dehydrated Marshmallows In Air Fryer
The ultimate guide to dehydrated marshmallows in the air fryer. If you want to dry marshmallows and have a dehydrator setting on your air fryer, then this…
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Recipe This | Dehydrated Marshmallows In Air Fryer
Recipe This | Air Fryer Healthy Flapjacks Recipe
Are you ready for my air fryer healthy flapjacks recipe? Delicious pieces of heavenly healthy flapjacks that are gluten free, made with healthier sugars and so addictive this will become your new air…
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Recipe This | Air Fryer Healthy Flapjacks Recipe
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bars – Easy Recipe and Freezer Friendly! –
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bars These strawberry banana breakfast bars are a delicious breakfast or snack that’s perfect for the whole family. Super easy to make, these bars are freezer friendly and perfect for meal prepping
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Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bars - Easy Recipe and Freezer Friendly! -
Healthy Flourless Oatmeal Cookie Bars – The Nessy Kitchen
Indulge your next cookie craving with these GF, naturally sweetened Oatmeal Cookie Bars! Customize the add ins for whatever flavour you want!
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Healthy Flourless Oatmeal Cookie Bars - The Nessy Kitchen
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