10 Easy Back to School Snack Ideas

Getting back into the school routine takes a lot of energy – for parents and kids alike! These easy snack ideas are simple to make and sure to be a welcome pick-me-up at the end of a busy school day.

Savory Snack Ideas

These savory nibbles come together in a jiffy! From crunchy crostini to soft jumbo pretzels with the perfect about of crust.

Homemade mummy hot dogs lined up on a white serving platter beside a bowl of ghost dip

Mummy Hot Dogs

It doesn’t have to be Halloween to make these easy crescent roll wrapped mummy hot dogs! Just your favorite dips and this simple snack will keep even the rumbliest bellies satisfied until dinner time.

6 salted pretzels on a cooling rack.

Homemade Soft Pretzels


Jumbo homemade soft pretzels – does it get any more satisfying? These pretzels are the PERFECT amount of salty, balanced with a little bit of sweetness in each bite. The dough is chewy on the inside, but still crispy on the outside.

A cut open popover with melting butter and jam

Easy Mile High Popovers


This tall and fluffy popovers straddle the line between savory and sweet – it all depends on what you put on them! Add melted butter or even stuff them with scrambled eggs for a savory snack. Or add a goodly smear of your favorite jam or fruit butter for a sweeter bite!

close up picture of homemade crackers topped with everything bagel seasoning

Homemade Cheese Crackers


Easy and cheesy, these crackers are just as delicious as the store-bought version, but healthier! You’ll love the combination of Italian cheese and herbs in this crispy, crunchy snack.

Crostini being held by a hand with strawberries, brie and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.

Strawberry Brie Crostini

Another snack idea that borders savory & sweet! Crunchy toasted baguette slices piled high with creamy brie cheese, sweet strawberries, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. Can we say delicious?! We want to eat a whole plate right now.

Sweet Snacks

Sometimes a bit of something sweet is exactly what you need for an afternoon pick me up. Just add a glass of cold milk!

overhead shot of sliced chocolate zucchini bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This moist and chocolatey homemade zucchini bread recipe is a sweet snack that’s chock-full of healthy veggies and delicious chocolate. Who doesn’t love a thick slice of chocolate bread?

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites


These simple energy bites can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for easy after school snacking! Sweetened with dates and a hint of chocolate, they’re good for you too thanks to raw almonds, almond butter and a dash of wheat germ. Your kids will feel like they’re eating a decadent treat!

gluten free pumpkin cookies on plate with a bite taken out of one cookie nd a jar and plate of cookies in the background

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

These thick and chewy homemade pumpkin cookies taste like graham crackers, but with fall flavor! Made with maple syrup and real pumpkin, this gluten free snack idea just needs a glass of milk for dunking!

side shot of scooping out pumpkin peanut butter dip with a graham cracker

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip

This easy dip comes together in seconds and is perfect for serving with apple slices, graham crackers and more. The saltiness of peanut butter is combined with a touch of sweetener and a whole lot of pumpkin with fall spices. The end result is an irresistible treat for fall or anytime!

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