Healthy Kid-Friendly Sweet Snacks
Whether packed in a lunchbox or enjoyed as an anytime treat, these kid-approved recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
Let's face it, kids love sweets. So instead of surrendering to pre-packaged goodies, give them a homemade recipe that can serve as a sweet snack or even dessert. We brought a panel of kid judges into the MyRecipes kitchen to taste these recipes (all received rave reviews). Little did the kiddies know that these treats are packed with whole grains, fruit, and other nutritious ingredients.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Hello Dolly Bars
These lightened bar cookies are all about the numbers! 24: Servings this recipe yields—perfect for bake sales or class parties. 45: Minutes it takes (maybe less!) to make. 123: Calories per serving—surprisingly low for a sweet sensation that scored the highest rating with our kid judges.
Recipe: Hello Dolly Bars
If Woody's reaction to these treats is any indication of how yummy they are, you should bake a batch before the kids get home! Kid judge Darby added, "This tastes like banana-nut bread."
Recipe: Monkey Bars
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Oatmeal-Pecan Snack Cookies
Surprise your kids by giving them cookies for breakfast! You'll get the award for Coolest Mom, and they'll get nuts, oats, and fruit in these less-than-100-calorie cookies. For a flavor twist, try adding an assortment of dried fruits or chocolate morsels for even sweeter snacks.
Recipe: Oatmeal-Pecan Snack Cookies
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