Hungry? Try some of these snacks that kids make from around the world.
WARNING! Food Allergies
Some of these recipes contain peanuts and other nuts. We have tried to include a warning where a recipe contains a common allergen but you are advised to check all ingredients prior to serving. Also, it is a good idea to ask the person you are serving if they have any allergies that you are not aware of. If someone has an allergic reaction it can be very dangerous or even deadly.
WARNING! Kitchen Appliances
If a recipe calls for the use of your stove, oven, blender or other kitchen appliances, make sure to ask your parents for permission before preparing any of these recipes. Always have a grown-up present to make sure you are not hurt.
Submitted by: Ximena
13 year old, Ximena, is known by her friends as Maria. She loves toasted bread with "Dulce de Leche" which she even eats for breakfast sometimes! Maria says that you can substitute crackers for the toast and that Dulce de Leche can be purchased at an Hispanic store in an Argentinean community.
Submitted by: Jose
Jose loves Queso Con Dulce, which looks like a sandwich with processed yams between two layers of cheese.
Submitted by: Astrid
I am 15 years old and one of my favorite snacks is Vegemite. In Australia we eat it on bread, toast and biscuits.
Submitted by: Jarrod
Jarrod lives on a sheep and wheat farm in Victoria, Australia. His favorite snack is the "spider sandwich". To make one, you spread butter on two dry biscuits, and spread vegemite on one side. You then put alfalfa shoots on top. The other biscuit is placed on top. This way the "spider's legs" hang over the edge.
Submitted by: Ruth Nicholson
Ruth Nicholson, a teacher and librarian from Kilbride, Ontario, wants to share this snack and interesting story.
"I was raised on a farm in the Windsor area and every summer my mom and I picked sour cherries from our two cherry trees. Once the cherries were pitted we scooped out a dish full, sprinkled them with brown sugar and poured on the milk. This is a mouth watering treat that has been passed down from my maternal grandmother's side of the family who were Pennsylvania Deutch United Empire Loyalists, granted land in the New Settlement, on the north side of Lake Erie. My children look forward to the sour cherry crop every summer."
Submitted by: Scott Peart WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Take a banana peel it and put peanut butter on it every time you take a bite.
Submitted by: Colin, Jacqueline and Nicole WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Colin 9, Jacqueline 6 and Nicole 4 are from Windsor, Ontario. They like to make peanut butter sandwiches cut out in circles. They decorate their sandwiches with cereal to make funny faces. Sometimes they use carrots and cucumbers to decorate the sandwiches. They are healthy and fun!
Submitted by: Claudia WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Claudia lives in Montreal, Canada but she originally lived in Mexico with her French parents. She used to create her favorite snack by placing cracked walnuts within the center of Williams pears (or any other yellow and soft pear). She and her mother would then sit across the table from each other, discussing the events of the day and enjoying their snack.
Submitted by: Thanaa
Thanaa starts by opening a can of fava beans, heating them a bit and then mashing them. It's probably best to ask an adult to heat the beans for you. Cut a tomato, green peppers, green onions, and olives (green or black). Add salt, pepper, cumin, a little bit of lemon, vinegar, and olive oil. Mix together all ingredients and enjoy!
Submitted by: Karen
Hi! My name is Karen and I am a middle school French teacher. A favorite of all my students on food days is the chocolate sandwich. Take two pieces of bread (French, bien sur!) and put a plain chocolate bar in between. Voila! A typical French child's favorite afterschool snack.
Submitted by: Christine WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Christine, is 10 years old and lives in Toronto with her Guyanese mother and French Canadian father. She loves sweet mangoes and one of her favorite snacks is fresh fruit salad made of bananas, mangoes, cherries and cashews.
Submitted by: Unknown WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Take one medium sized banana and peel it half way. Take a handful of raisins and design a funny face on the banana by pressing the raisins into the banana. Spread a small amount of peanut butter all around the top of the banana (for the hair). Now you have your very own banana man.
Islamic Republic of Iran
Submitted by: Chick Alizadeh
Chick Alizadeh's children love this healthy snack! Have some small flour tortilla, spread with cream cheese and put green grapes into it before it is rolled.
Submitted by: Unknown WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Keep your brain in good health! Spread some cream cheese on a slightly toasted tortilla and then put a few walnuts on top of the cheese. Cheese, if eaten in large amounts can affect the brain's memory cells in a negative way. The walnuts have the right oils and amino acids to counter-balance this. This is believed and lived by in old Iranian customs.
Submitted by: Asawin
Asawin loves to eat bananas with cheese!
Submitted by: Pamela WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Pamela is 7 years old and is in the 2nd grade in Monterey, Mexico. She likes to eat peanut butter and crackers. She spreads six crackers with peanut butter and tops them with another cracker thus making little sandwiches.
Submitted by: Charley and her father Remko WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
This snack was contributed by four year old Charley and her father Remko. They live in Amsterdam. Take one slice of bread covered with butter, cheese, Marmite, peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles and enjoy as a sandwich!
Submitted by: Lyubov
The "Apple Ladybug":
1. Cut 1 apple in half
2. Stick 2 pretzel sticks in the front of each half
3. Put 2-5 red food coloring dots anywhere on the apple
4. Now, eat your ladybug (apple) in any fun way
Submitted by: Alexandra and Jessica
Yogurt Cones: Take an ice-cream cone and fill it with your favorite yogurt. Next, top it with frozen blueberries and strawberries, and finish up with some granola or cereal toppings to make these delicious and nutritious yogurt cones.
Submitted by: Elizabeth
Elizabeth enjoys making banana men: Peel a banana, add two cherries as eyes, a raisin for a mouth and crackers, or some other fruit, for hair to make your own banana man.
Submitted by: Beth
Beth likes to add cheese while she's cooking noodles to add flavor.
Submitted by: Breanna
Mix vinegar, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper and water in a bowl. Then, get salami and dip it in there. "It is quick, easy and good!" says Breanna.
Submitted by: Bryan
Bryan sent in this lunch time snack. To make this you need lunch meat, cheese or crunched up crackers and butter. Spread the butter lightly on the meat and add the cheese or cracker bits on top. Finally, roll it up and eat it.
Submitted by: Mark
Add granola to (low fat) strawberry yogurt.
Submitted by: Sophie
13 year old Sophie shares with us, her Turkey Wrap: "My favorite healthy thing to make is a Turkey wrap. You put turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, and Italian dressing on top. Wrap it up and enjoy."
Submitted by: Ms. Cherie
This snack comes from Ms. Cherie and the kids from Beary Special Daycare. We take graham cracker sticks and we dip them in either: applesauce, pudding, yogurt or marshmallow fluff. Sometimes we will dip the crackers in more than one. Enjoy!
Submitted by: Amy
Amy, from Minnesota, makes this neat snack for her kids. Take a flour tortilla, spread some refried beans and sprinkle some shredded cheese on it. Microwave for about 10 - 12 seconds. Add some lettuce after microwaving. It surprises some of the kids friends that they like it when they think they won't! It's a great way to get some extra protein.
Submitted by: Yesenia
Yesenia, who is 11 years old, from California, has two snacks to share. 1. You need to cut up some mangos and some pieces of bananas and put them into a plate.Then get your favorite yogurt and add it to the mangos and bananas. Eat it all up and enjoy!
2. Make chocolate milk and put it in the freezer for about two hours. Then take it out and eat it.
Submitted by: Unknown
A very yummy, very creative snack! Make blue jello and put it in the fridge until it's half way done. Then cut out fish shapes out of apples and stick them in the jello before it settles. Put it back in the fridge until ready.
Submitted by: DJ
Hello, my name is DJ and I am 2 years old. I love to help my mommy in the kitchen. My favorite thing to help with is making my kiddie mix. To make it: get a large bowl, put in 1/2 a cup of goldfish, 1/2 a cup of cheerios, 1/2 a cup of corn Chex cereal, and then add mini pretzels. Mix all of them together and store in a large freezer bag. My kiddie mix is great for when my mom and I are on the go and I get a rumble in my tummy. It fixes everything right up!
Submitted by: Kristen WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Slice some pieces of apple or banana which are easy to hold. Take 1/2 a cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of maple syrup into one container and heat it in microwave to create a dip. Dip the apple/banna pieces and enjoy!
Submitted by: Unknown
This snack is called deviled eggs. First you have to hard boil an egg. Then you take out the yellow stuff and mash it up. Finally, put on some mayonaise and mustard and you can enjoy!
Submitted by: Unknown
This is an interesting snack from a fan in New York City, but it is not very healthy! This snack is called "Cup of Dirt". It is fast and easy to make. In order to make this you need: chocolate pudding, oreos, gummi worms. Put those three things together in a bowl and you are all done!
Submitted by: Kristen
Take a piece of salami and spread a little bit of cream cheese on it. Then roll it up and eat it.
Submitted by: Amy
Mix finely crushed ice, banana, and milk together by hand or blender.
Submitted by: Trey
Using about 14 Oreo cookies, seperate them and scrape off the icing. Crush cookies. In each of 4 dessert dishes, place 2 tablespoons of cookie crumbs. Top each with 1/2 cup icecream, remaining 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs, and 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup. Garnish with gummy worms and Enjoy!
Submitted by: Ryan
Take one english muffin and spread pizza sauce on it. Then sprinkle some cheese (monaray jack and chedder works the best) and put it in the oven to broil for about 2 minutes.
Submitted by: Tameka
My favorite snack is a ham roll-up. What you do is take a piece of ham and cream cheese with an onion then take the ham and spread the cream cheese on it. Next, take the onion and put it on the side of ham that has the cream cheese on it and then roll it up.
Submitted by: Amanda
One of my favorite snacks are Spam sandwiches.
1) Cut 3 peices of Spam.
2) Layer the lettuce and tomatoes with the spam.
3) Add cheese in.
Submitted by: Unknown
Snacks with Shapes! 1) Get two pieces of bread and put them in the toaster for 1.45 minutes.
2) Slice into shapes (triangles, circles, etc.).
3) Get some jam and spread over toast pieces.
4) Get chocolate powder and add about 30 mL of water, so that you get quite a thick chocolate mix. Spread on top of toast and jam then place into fridge until chocolate hardens.
5) Serve with hot chocolate and get stuck in!
Submitted by: Louisa
I like to take tortilla bread and put lots of chocolate chips on. Then you melt the chocolate chips on the bread and roll up and eat. You can also put other things on such as cinnamon and sugar, or anything that you think of.
Submitted by: Zachary
I think you will like popcorn with hot sauce on it. But just use a little bit of hot sauce and toss lightly. Don't burn your mouth. Enjoy your popcorn!
Submitted by: Madison
Ingredients: half pack of blueberries, 10 ice cubes, 5 strawberries, 1 cup orange juice, sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 banana cut up into pieces.
Directions: Put all ingredients except sugar in a blender. Blend until ice is crushed and smooth. Pour into cup and add as much sugar as you like but not too much or else it wouldn't be a healthy snack. Enjoy!
Submitted by: Sandra
I like a simple snack of a salad mix of iceberg lettuce, carrot slices and cabbage (prepackaged mixes can be found in most supermarkets). I add in the crunchy light oyster crackers that we all love as my crouton substitute. This snack is good because of the refreshing salad mixed with the salty and crunchy bits that create a happy balance between them!
Submitted by: David
Take a piece of bread, spread lots of mayo on it and add a layer of shredded carrot. Sprinkle with pepper and add another slice of bread. This is so good and healthy too!
Submitted by: Kylee
All that you need to do is take an ice cream cone and vanilla ice cream and put a bunch of hot coco mix over the top of it.
Submitted by: Katie WARNING: FOOD ALLERGY
Take a celery stick and spread peanut butter on top. Then put chocolate chips on the top. This is called ants on a log. You can substitute the chocolate chips with raisins.
Submitted by: Vanessa
1) I take two oatmeal cookies (fresh or store bought) and put a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream in between. Then I wrap them in foil and stick them in the freezer for 2-3 hours, and you have yourself a home made ice cream sandwich! 2) I freeze lemonade, cranberry, grape, or any kind of fruit juice in ice cube trays and put them in my drinks. I also sometimes put a small berry in each ice cube slot, then fill them with water and they look cute at parties and taste great!
Submitted by: Allen
My name is Allen and I live in the south...Mississippi to be exact.
"Yall, this is my favorite snack: Grilled Cheese!"
All you need is cheese, bread, butter, a pan, and a stove. My recipe: Heat the pan or stove for at least 7 minutes (or at least until when butter is dripped on the pan, that it sizzles. When a little bit of butter is put on the bread, cook that side until nice and golden. Do the same for each side of the bread. Then, place the cheese on a cooked side of the bread. Let it sit on the pan for a short while or your masterpiece will burn.
Submitted by: Richie
Dill Pickle Roll-Ups
Take 1 slice of ham (not thinly sliced), spread room temperature cream cheese on it, and wrap it around a dill pickle. Then slice the pickle into pieces. If you really don't like dill pickles, you can omit them, and just roll the ham and cheese into a spiral and slice it. We also like to fill a celery rib with cream cheese and sprinkle celery salt on it.
Submitted by: Brittany
2 graham cracker or vanilla wafer crusts
1 can of condensed milk
1 lb. cream cheese
1 c. Tang beverage crystals
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Mix thoroughly. Fill pie crusts. Freeeze until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped topping.
Submitted by: Sara
After school I like to take pretzels and mix them with mustard and Parmesan cheese. Then microwave for 15 seconds and you have hot mustard cheese pretzels!
Submitted by: Ashley
She said that she mixes chocolate and caramel topping together and heats it up. Then she pours the mixture on top of strawberries and lets it cool in the refrigerator.
Submitted by: Shvawn
Shvawn likes to heat crackers with spaghetti sauce and cheese on them in the microwave for 15 seconds.