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Create an After School Snack Board to fill those bellies and hear all about the day! The perfect snack for together time.

Bring the family together around this After School Snack Board. It’s a fun way to snack, serve as an appetizer, or serve at a kid’s party! Fruit Kabobs, Corn Dog Muffins, or Lunch Kabobs would be perfect additions to the spread.

After school snack board filled with a variety of fruits, veggies, crackers, and cookies.

Celebrate the day!

My favorite thing to do each day after school is talk to the kids about their days. I love to ask about their high and low (what was great, what was not so good).

They are much easier to talk to when they aren’t hangry, and have a little something to munch. This After School Snack Board is PERFECT!!

The great thing is that you can customize it to what your kids like.

Maybe include a favorite to highlight a specific child that day, if you knew that had a big test, or a particularly hard day, or just want to celebrate an achievement!

Fill it with finger foods, or add an easily baked cookie, Energy Bite, or favorite dip! You could also serve up one of our favorite drinks for a bit of extra fun.

A variety of ingredients to use on the after school snack board.

Assembling the perfect Kid Snack Board

SERVING TRAY. To assemble the board, decide what you will use for your board. It can be a serving tray, round cutting board, cake pan—be creative and have fun!

DIPS. Next, decide on 2-3 small bowls to be used for either dips or ingredients. Place those bowls onto your board spaced apart. Fill ingredients around the bowls until the board is full.

FILL. Use additional ingredients (like grapes, crackers, etc.) to add scattered, for styling.

Making star shaped pbj sandwiches for the after school snack board.

PB & J STAR SANDWICHES

BREAD. Cut two pieces of bread into the shape you want with your cookie cutter. You can use the excess bread to make your own “rustic” Croutons for salads and soups. No waste!

PEANUT BUTTER. Smear a light layer of peanut butter onto both cut pieces of bread. Putting peanut butter on both sides helps to keep the bread from getting soggy with the jelly.

JELLY. Place a little bit of jelly onto one piece of the peanut butter bread, and then place the other piece on top of your sandwich. If the shape you choose is not symmetrical, keep in mind how you would need to layer the pieces on top of each other to match.

Cheese + Crackers

Following the same theme for the cracker/pepperoni/cheese serving, take a small cookie cutter and cut shapes out of your cheese, then layer onto the cracker and pepperoni.

Cutting star cheese for crackers on the after school snack board.

Possible snack inclusions

Cheese: There is no wrong cheese. If your kids like it, then add it on the board.

Fresh Fruits: green or red grapes, strawberries, apple slices, clementines, blueberries, raspberries, cuties. Avoid fruit that is watery as it will leak out and cause other items to get soggy.

Raw Veggies: carrots, broccoli florets, celery sticks, sliced bell peppers.

Protein: pepperoni, salami, deli meats, nuts

Miscellaneous: goldfish, animal crackers, pretzels, granola bars, Teddy grahams, PB&J sandwiches, Veggie Straws, fruit snacks, fruit leather, cookies, brownie bites

Assembling the after school snack board with dips.

Snack Board Tips

Make the treats age appropriate. If you have toddlers, be sure to slice the different ingredients into smaller sizes.

Make it fun. One of my favorite ways to add a little fun to the board is to use cookie cutters to stamp out shapes in the cheese, meats and sandwiches.

Something for Everyone. This snack board uses a lot of different colors, textures and flavors. Whether you are serving 3 kids or 10, there will be something for everyone.

There is no hard fast rule on what you can put on this board, mine looks a little different every time I make it. I’ve included a list of different things that you may wish to add.

Placing fruits, veggies and crackers on the after school snack board.

Dip for veggies

This is particularly useful to provide since many kids won’t eat plain veggies, but will when they get to dip them in yummy sauce.

Assembling the after school snack board with fruits, veggies, crackers, and dips.

Dip for fruit

I included a smooth bowl of peanut butter in the recipe to use for fruits and crackers, but any sweet dip will do such as:

Close up of after school snack board.

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After School Snack Board Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Create an After School Snack Board to fill those bellies and hear all about the day! The perfect snack for together time.
Servings: 10 people
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 package variety chewy granola bars
  • rainbow goldfish
  • mega size goldfish
  • animal cookies
  • letter snack cookies
  • pretzels
  • green grapes
  • red grapes
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • mandarin oranges peeled and broken into segments
  • apples sliced
  • baby carrots
  • 1 head broccoli
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • pepperoni
  • Colby Jack cheese slices cut with a star cookie cutter (optional)
  • Ritz crackers
  • jelly
  • bread
  • Ranch dressing for dipping
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Instructions 

  • To assemble the board, decide what you will use for your board. It can be a serving tray, round cutting board, cake pan – be creative and have fun!
  • Next, decide on 2-3 small bowls to be used for either dips or ingredients. Place those bowls onto your board spaced apart. Fill ingredients around the bowls until the board is full.
  • Use additional ingredients (like grapes, crackers, etc.) to add scattered for styling.

PB & J Star Sandwiches

  • Cut two pieces of bread into the shape you want with your cookie cutter. You can use the excess bread to make your own "rustic" croutons for salads and soups. No waste!
  • Smear a light layer of peanut butter onto both cut pieces of bread. Putting peanut butter on both sides helps to keep the bread from getting soggy with the jelly.
  • Place a little bit of jelly onto one piece of the peanut butter bread, and then place the other piece on top for your sandwich. If the shape you choose is not symmetrical, keep in mind how you would need to layer the pieces on top of each other to match.
  • Following the same theme for the cracker/pepperoni/cheese serving, take a small cookie cutter and cut shapes out of your cheese and then layer onto the cracker and pepperoni.

Apple Keeping Tip:

  • To keep apples crisp and colorful, you can place the apple slices in water with a little bit of lemon or you can put them in salt water. When ready to serve you can rinse and dry the slices and place on the board.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups, Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 103mg, Potassium: 301mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 379IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I love these food boards! Pleasing to look at and so yummy for starving kids or anyone!