Wanting your kids to eat healthy snacks, and getting them to actually eat healthy snacks are two very different things. Sometimes you have to meet them in the middle with homemade snacks that are healthy but not so healthy they won't eat them. These 20 kid-approved snacks are full of oats, fruits, and veggies but also have a little sugar and butter, too. Many of these recipes are so easy that your kids can help make them too, which is a bonus because as this parent says "when you've 'made' it yourself, it tastes so much better!" CC<3's2bake
Rave Review:“My daughter loves to help and then eat her creation and this is a perfect project for her. She can't over mix it and its great tasting too.” — brandysue
Rave Review: “Granddaughter approved as an after school snack. She enjoyed making these flavorful apples.” — bd.weld
Rave Review: “Excellent! My 3 children love this recipe. What a great way to get fruit and yogurt into picky eaters!” — amandamland
Rave Review: “These were really good! They were a big hit with the kids. I wasn't sure about leaving the bananas chunked up, but it was SO delicious!!” — FROGHOPPER
Rave Review: “Just made these this afternoon and the kids had already eaten half the pan before the bars finished cooling! These are really tasty.”— MOMTOKL
Rave Review: “This is one of my oldest boy's favorite treats. It's an excellent way to use up ripe bananas when your child is all "ew--bruised banana". If it's covered with peanut butter and rolled in a tortilla, you can't see the bruises. ;) NOTE: This also works with Nutella or almond butter.” — Sarah Jo
Rave Review: “These are sooo good & sooo easy to make. Introduce your children to the kitchen. Let them help you make these. My grandchildren all want to bake monkey muffins when they come over.” — GRAYCE
Rave Review:“These turned out great. My four year old loves them. We'll be making this again.” — Jody Lofgren Tracy
9. Monkey Tails
Rave Review: “What a fun and yummy recipe, not to mention another terrific use for those over ripe bananas. They were easy for the kids to handle and dip in the chocolate themselves, which is great, because when you've 'made' it yourself, it tastes so much better!” —CC<3's2bake
10. Toddler Muffins
Rave Review: “My 18 month old is SUPER picky and I'm so happy he likes these muffins. Sneaky way to get in some veggies! Even I like them and I hate squash and carrots!” — lawgirl5
Rave Review: “Big hit. Nice alternative to the sugary Popsicle. My 3 year old loves it.” — Jesselulu
Rave Review: “Delicious! Followed recipe exactly and even my picky daughter loved them!” — Melanie2461
Rave Review: “Kids loved them, Husband and I loved them so I'm thrilled! They are so easy and we always have an abundance of corn tortillas around.” — jsjlandy
Rave Review: “Both kids and adults loved it! My 11 year old daughter enjoyed helping me make it almost as much as she enjoyed eating it!” — PATRICIA SUSAN
Rave Review: “My picky eater LOVED it so much that he’s requesting this as his everyday snack at school! It didn’t hurt that we made it together tonight either. It was a fun and a very easy recipe to do with kids.” — Tricia McTamaney
Rave Review: “Really good, kids had fun making and eating! Also an easily handled dough, and edible raw-no eggs. We even cut out initials and made homemade shapes.” — CAYENNE25
17. Nutella Cups
Rave Review: “Tried and true, teenager approved! My teenage kids made these on their own. They enjoyed how easy they are to make and clean up!” — Buckwheat Queen
Rave Review: “This recipe is great! It is super easy and fun for the kids.” — Aniah
Rave Review: “Delicious and so healthy!! My daughter loves them. I used almonds instead of coconut as suggested by someone (a healthy option) and made small balls rolled in desiccated coconut instead of bars. Looked good too.” — Bharti G.
Rave Review: “The kids loved them...they want more bananas in them next time though! Great flavors, simple to put together!” — SMosher
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