WOW!!! This summer has flown by! School has started in most areas of the country. Parents are getting back in the routine of getting up early and packing school lunches. It’s often just a mad, mad rush to get everyone out of the house on time.
Planning your kids after-school snacks shouldn’t add to the stress of your day. We searched through some of our favorite websites and put together a list of eight easy after-school snacks that can be made ahead of time and ready for your kids to enjoy when they get home from school.
Smores Rice Krispies Treat
What do you get when you combine the oohey goodness of chocolate with marshmallows and graham crackers? Oh wait, I forgot one of the ingredients — add to all that rice krispies. You get this snack that kids (or adults) are sure to love — Smores with Rice Krispies. Find the recipe at Baking Beauty.
Cheerios Snack Crunch
My kids loved Cheerios when they were little. It was my go-to snack for them. Who am I kidding? I loved Cheerios then and still do now! Combine Cheerios with chocolate, peanuts, marshmallows and M&M’s and you get this awesome treat. Make these ahead and put them in a cute little bag for your kids. Find the recipe at All She Cooks.
Easy Homemade Granola Bars
Store bought granola bars can often taste like the box or be hard as a rock. Homemade granola bars are so much better. We love this recipe because you can take one base recipe and change it up with different ingredients each time you make it. Find the recipe at Must Have Mom.
Pumpkin Blondie Bites
You don’t always have to make something from scratch! You can create great snacks from boxed mixes! Using a boxed blondie box, add some pumpkin to it and you get Pumpkin Blondie Bites. Find the recipe at Organized Island.
Rice Krispie Treat Party Pops
These treats are great for parties but they are also great for after school snacks. Another great idea is make these together with your kids and their friends when they get home from school. Find the recipe at Moms Who Save.
Ladybug Snack Packs
Want to make your kids a special after school snack but don’t have time to cook? Just take a pre-made jello snack and create a special snack for them. Check out what you need to make this cute snack at Drugstore Divas.
Back to School Apple Cupcakes
Kids are sure to love these cupcakes. You can make them ahead of time and have them for a couple of days. Create apple cupcakes by using a white cake mix. Find the recipe at Baking Beauty.
Homemade Go-Gurt with Hidden Vegetables
One snack that I always had to keep in the fridge for my son when he was little was Go-Gurt. He absolutely loved them. They aren’t exactly friendly to your budget. I wish I had this recipe when he was small. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can hide different fruits and vegetables that your child might not eat in the homemade go-gurts. Win-win! Find the recipe at Freebie Finding Mom.