6 Simple Recipes for After School Snacks

The kids are headed back to school, but they won’t be there all day. When they return home in the middle of the afternoon, you can bet they’ll be hungry. You already knew this, but what you’re less sure about is what you’ll have on hand for them to eat. To help you get your after school snack plan in order, we’ve rounded up 6 recipes that make great midday treats.

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1. Frozen Banana Pops

For a frozen after school snack, try the banana pops recipe from Eating Well. Originally topped with ¼ cup shredded coconut, pick your family’s favorite extra ingredients for your banana pops. Other than coconut, you could decorate with sprinkles or use chopped peanuts.


  • 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
  • ¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Insert a popsicle stick into each piece of banana. Cover each piece with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with chosen toppings. Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.