Whether you are planning for lunchboxes or prepping grab-and-go snacks for after school, this list of kid (and adult!) friendly back to school snacks is sure to please.
The Best Back to School Snacks
Among all the chaos that is back to school season, probably the last thing on your to-do list is brainstorming school snacks for the year. With supplies to search for, back to school nights to attend, and new clothes to buy, food can fall to the wayside. If you have kids though, you know how dangerous a hungry child can be–so let’s just avoid that altogether, shall we? 😉
Today’s list of back to school snacks includes everything from rice krispie treats and pudding to pickles. Whether your little one likes their snacks chewy or crunchy, fruity or chocolatey, sweet or salty, I’ve got you covered! Let’s check this item off your to-do list right now!
1. Granola Bars
Granola bars are the perfect grab-and-go school snack! This homemade version is surprisingly easy to make.
2. Chocolate Pudding
Who doesn’t like finding chocolate pudding in their lunchbox?! It’s so easy to make at home too!
3. Rice Krispie Treats
One of the most quintessential school snacks, rice krispie treats are infinitely better when made from scratch. This is just one of many rice krispie recipes included in this list!
4. Cheese Crackers
These cheese crackers are just like the kind in the red box, only better! They pack perfectly in lunchboxes and are great for little hands.
5. Brown Sugar Pop Tarts
Skip the foil packs and make pop tarts at home! This brown sugar cinnamon version is so nostalgic and makes a tasty after school snack.
6. Cosmic Brownies
A true lunchbox treasure! This homemade version is made without any questionable preservatives.
Why buy pre-made applesauce packs when making your own is so easy? Feel free to add different fruits, spices, and sweeteners to customize yours.
8. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Great for back to school and fall! Make sure to save those pumpkin seeds after carving this year so you can make these.
9. Strawberry Pop Tarts
Another childhood classic! If strawberry pop tarts are a favorite in your household, this homemade version is sure to be a hit.
10. Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats
A fun take on the classic, this cookies & cream version makes a unique school snack!
11. Apple Muffins
Make muffins with the star fruit of the season: apples! This version has a buttery crumb topping kids will love.
12. Kettle Corn
Salty sweet kettle corn makes a quick back to school snack! It will bring back memories of fun times at the carnival or fair.
13. Energy Bites
Probably one of the more wholesome school snacks on this list, these no-bake energy bites are relatively healthy and totally customizable.
14. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Need a last-minute school snack? This recipe uses just 8 pantry staples and comes together in minutes!
15. Refrigerator Pickles
If you have a pickle fan in your house, try making this quick homemade version!
16. Fluffernutter Cookies
Turn their favorite sandwich into a cookie! These fluffernutter cookies are SO fun and very appropriate for back to school.
17. Chocolate Pop Tarts
If your kids are chocolate fiends, they will LOVE these homemade chocolate pop tarts! This recipe is perfect for kiddos who prefer their school snacks to be sweet.
18. Banana Bread
Pack slices of banana bread in lunchboxes for a surprise sweet treat! This recipe is a fan favorite.
19. Puppy Chow
A lunchbox classic, puppy chow makes a perfect school snack for little hands. Also known as muddy buddies!
20. Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
Another take on the classic, these salted caramel treats might just be one of my favorite back to school snacks!
Here’s to a fantastic school year!
Did you know? You can find VIDEOS for most of these recipes for free on my YouTube channel!