Whether you call it a snack, a treat, or dessert, here are 30 of my top evening snacks for kids. These aren’t just any recipes though. Every recipe actually has a healthier twist to them, allowing you to feel good about the food you are feeding your kids after dinner.
01|30: PEANUT BUTTER AND CELERY
It’s one of my favorite snacks from childhood and now it has a cute makeover by turning them into owls. You don’t have to design them as anything. Just a simple evening snack of peanut butter and celery is fine, too.
Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Celery Owls
02|30: COOKIE DOUGH HUMMUS
Tastes like cookie dough but it’s made from chickpeas? This sweet hummus is balanced with protein and oatmeal for a filling evening snack.
Get the recipe: Cookie Dough Hummus
03|30: APPLE DONUTS
Sure, you can make apple slices frosted with peanut butter, but why stop there where you can cut apples into a donut shape and adorn them with sprinkles?
Get the recipe: No Bake Apple “Donuts”
04|30: HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Feel good about giving your kids this dessert as it contains some mega foods that are actually healthy: cashews, sweet potatoes, and cocoa powder!
Get the recipe: DIY Chocolate Pudding Packs
05|30: NICE CREAM MILKSHAKES
These are actually milkshakes that have been made with NICE cream. The whipped cream and sprinkles are optional but this is a great alternative to the sugar-filled milkshakes we are all used to.
Get the recipe: Nice Cream Milkshakes
06|30: HEALTHY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Don’t be fooled, this isn’t your ordinary ice cream sandwich. These are bean-based cookies sandwiching banana nice cream.
Get the recipe: Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches
07|30: FROZEN SMOOTHIES
For any remaining smoothie leftovers, pour them into fun-shaped ice pop molds and freeze. This way, your kids can grab for an easy evening snack, especially during those hot summer nights.
Get the recipe: Smoothie Pops for Kids
08|30: HOMEMADE FROZEN YOGURT
Three ingredients make for this incredibly easy frozen yogurt. It will feel like a treat but you can rest assured that you are feeding your kids part of their daily serving of fruit.
Get the recipe: Homemade Frozen Yogurt
09|30: VEGAN FRUIT GUMMIES
Turn your fruit into bear form with these easy fruit gummy snacks that are made with agar powder instead of gelatin.
Get the recipe: Vegan Fruit Gummies
10|30: FLAVORED NUT MILKS
Perfect for the milk drinkers, this treat of homemade (and easy!) nut milk is flavored by, yep you guessed it: FRUIT!
Get the recipe: Flavored Nut Milks
All you need is your favorite yogurt and freeze it, making an easy and cool down snack to grab and go. Try making it into different designs, even this Unicorn-inspired yogurt bark, sprinkles and all.
Get the recipe: Unicorn Yogurt Bark
12|30: GUACAMOLE AND VEGGIES
For the savory treat lovers out there, a simple snack of baby carrots dipped in guacamole can hit the spot. Try putting your next feast of guacamole into the shape of Guacadiles!
Get the recipe: Guacadile Dip
13|30: OATMEAL BARS
Sweetened with bananas, this no-spoon-needed oatmeal bar is the perfect evening treat for filling up that belly and feeling satisfied.
Get the recipe: Oatmeal Bars
14|30: CARAMEL APPLES
Using dates and peanut butter as the caramel sauce, these caramel apple stacks are the perfect blend of a healthy treat. Top with granola or chopped nuts for a protein-packed crunch.
Get the recipe: Healthy Caramel Apple Stacks
15|30: APPLES AND NUT (OR SEED) BUTTER
Another classic treat turned silly, these Apple Bites are a fun play on the easy snack of fruit and nut butter. Again, silly faces are optional.
Get the recipe: Silly Apple Bites
16|30: PUMPKIN PIE IN A CUP
All the flavors of fall in a parfait, these cups are an easy-to-make treat made pumpkin puree and cashews. Top with coconut whipped cream for the perfect dairy free dessert!
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
17|30: GRANOLA BARS
Packed with oats, nuts and sweetened with honey, these homemade granola bars have endless flavor combos you can play with!
Get recipe here: No Bake Granola Bars
18|30: WATERMELON DONUTS
Slice up watermelon into the shapes of donuts and top with whipped cream for a healthier alternative to donuts. Just don’t forget this sprinkles!
Get the recipe: Watermelon Donuts
19|20: VEGGIES AND RANCH DIP
Whip up an easy dairy free ranch dressing, perfect for dipping veggies into. You might get bonus points for cutting the veggies like flowers but that isn’t required for big smiles on your kids’ faces.
Get the recipe: Vegetable Flower Bouquets
20|30: KALE CHIPS
When you need a snack with a crunch, these kale chips are a great choice instead of grabbing the potato chip bag.
Get the recipe: Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips
21|30: BANANA PUDDING
Bananas and cashews make this deliciously sweet pudding treat. Top with whipped cream and maybe even throw in a couple of animal cookies for a great evening dessert.
Get the recipe: Dairy Free Banana Pudding
22|30: OTTER POPS
For those hot summer nights, these homemade Otter Pops are creamier and healthier than the store bought version.
Get the recipe: Healthy Otter Pops
23|30: HOMEMADE CHIPS
Making chips at home is incredibly easy and a better option for your kids when they want an evening treat. These nacho-cheesy chips are also dairy free!
Get the recipe: Vegan Doritos
24|30: BANANA SPLITS
Fruit, yogurt, and granola make for the prettiest banana splits. They are a fun way to make your kids believe that they are actually eating something insanely decadent.
Get the recipe: Healthy Banana Splits
25|30: ANIMAL CRACKERS
A great little snacker, these homemade animal crackers are just like the store bought cookies excpet they are gluten free and made with way less sugar!
Get the recipe: Homemade Animal Crackers
26|30: TOAST WITH JAM
This homemade jam can be thrown together in 5 minutes and is a great snack idea when smothered over a piece of toast and nut butter.
Get the recipe: Easy Chia Seed Jam
27|30: SNACK BOXES
Prepare ahead for the week and create snack boxed that your kids can access at any point of the day, even after dinner!
Get the recipe: Bento Snack Boxes
Dip these homemade crackers in guacamole, hummus, or even slice some cheese on top of them. Whatever way you want to add a little protein to this snack, this is one evening snack sure to be filling.
Get the recipe: Grain Free Everything Crackers
29|30: HOMEMADE TEDDY GRAHAMS
Why buy the store bought Teddy Graham when you can make your own? Make with cocoa powder and buckwheat flour, these cookies are actually the gluten free version of your kid’s favorite snack.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Teddy Grahams
30|30: KEY LIME BARS
The filling to this tart yet sweet dessert is actually made from cashews, making these pie bars dairy free!
Get the recipe: Easy Key Lime Bars
Make sure you check out all 30 recipes for these Evening Snacks for Kids!
Now you have a great list of 30 recipes of evening snacks for kids that won’t fail you. What are some of your favorite go-to treats when the hunger hits after dinner?