Don’t let after school hunger stump you — here are 35 great after school snack ideas. And they are healthy too!  

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Snacks. Kids live for snacks, do they not? If they’re driving you crazy, a snack is always an instant cure. If you need to keep them awake in the car so they’ll take a nap when you get home? Snacks. If you need themto keep quiet during an event like a meeting or a concert? Snacks.

At every age, snacks are a necessity to life. And while E is only in school three half days a week, we still always have an afternoon snack after their naps. If she naps, that is.

Obviously a healthy snack is ideal. (Although, I’m not going to lie, most days around here it is a graham cracker in hand as they run outside to play in the backyard.)

I hope this list of 35 great after-school (or any time) snacks helps put a smile on your kids’ faces and maybe even give you a golden moment of sweet, sweet, silence.

Sweet Potato Chips -- in 5 minutes!

Savory Snacks

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips {Rachel Cooks}

Savory Quinoa Muffins {Rachel Cooks}

Olive Oil Roasted Almonds {Rachel Cooks}

Homemade Cheez-Its {Rachel Cooks}

Grilled Cheese Bites {Oh Sweet Basil}

Mini Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Fillo Snack Tarts {Cookin’ Canuck}

Mini Guacamole and Tomato Olive Cups {Cookin’ Canuck}

Pizza Roll Ups {Amanda’s Cookin’}

Pepperoni Pizza Cups {Wine and Glue}

Hawaiian Pizza Bagel Bite Sliders {Mommy Hates Cooking}

Bruschetta Bites with Triscuit Crackers {Mommy Hates Cooking}

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Blackberry and Blueberry Crumb Bars {Rachel Cooks} Not exactly the healthiest but so delicious.)

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars {Unsophisticook}

No Back Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bars {Two Peas and Their Pod}

Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Granola Bars {The Lemon Bowl}

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars {The Lemon Bowl}

Caramel Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars {Buns in My Oven}

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Other Sweet Snacks

Homemade Fruit Snacks {Rachel Cooks}

Cranberry Oatmeal Energy Balls {Rachel Cooks}

Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls {Rachel Cooks}

Sugar Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds {Rachel Cooks}

Healthier Pumpkin Quick Bread {Rachel Cooks}

Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread {Rachel Cooks}

Ginger Cinnamon Apple Chips {Rachel Cooks}

Vanilla Bean Pear Applesauce {Rachel Cooks}

Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Dip {Rachel Cooks}

Vanilla Bean Yogurt Dip and Fruit Skewers {Rachel Cooks}

Cherry Limeade Frozen Yogurt {In Katrina’s Kitchen}

Marshmallow Snack Mix {Jelly Toast}

Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips {How Sweet It Is}

Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola {Garnish with Lemon}

No Bake Almond Protein Bites {Around My Family Table}

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Apples {Oh Sweet Basil}

Banana Snack Cake with Nutella Frosting {Recipe Girl}

Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Pizzas {The Law Student’s Wife}

Ice Cream Apple Dip {Crazy For Crust}

Applesauce Brownies {Something Swanky}