38 Savory and Sweet Snacks That Your Family Will Love

In my family, we are big believers in the power of a family meal  to bring us together. But as the mom, I take our snacking pretty seriously too. After all, what is more likely to bring everyone out of their own rooms than the sound of popcorn popping or the timer going off on a batch of cookies?

What’s more fun than sharing a bowl of dip or diving into a pan of brownies with the people you love? And what adds a little fun to the day more than indulging together in a favorite treat? 

When you have kids snacks are crucial for sustenance and harmony. That’s why I’m constantly looking for new snacks to feed my hungry crew. If you are looking to take your family’s snacking game up a notch, give some of these goodies a try. 

If you want to take your family’s snacking game up a notch, here are dozens of ideas. (Twenty20 @MPstockart)

Take your snack game up a notch or two

By the Bowlful

These recipes are perfect for movie night. They are also great to munch on while reading or studying or even to bag up and take along on a hike or walk.

  • When it comes to munching, nothing beats popcorn. For starters, I highly recommend this microwave popcorn popper. I admit it takes several batches from this popper to feed my family, but I love the healthier, more eco-friendly option, and it’s easier than popping popcorn on the stove. 
microwave popcorn popper
  • For another super simple crunchy sweet treat, simply melt a 10 oz bag of chocolate chips and stir in a box of Crunch and Munch.  Spoon the chocolate-coated mixture onto waxed paper and allow it to harden. Break it apart and viola! Easy peasy moose mix. 
  • But if you are looking for something less sweet, try one of these savory popcorn ideas. 

Dips to Die For

Who doesn’t love a good dip? Dips are fun and delicious. And there are so many different dips–chip dips, cracker dips, veggie dips. I think a person could try a dip a day for a year and still not come close to exploring them all. I’d like to try, and I’d probably start with these. 

  • I guess a bread dip could be considered an appetizer rather than a snack, but who cares? 

If you are potato chip people (and who isn’t) you must try one of these dips

Sweet Snacks

What do you do when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, but it’s not time for dessert. Easy! You nibble on one of these sweet snacks. 

Healthy Snacks

It is a sad fact of life, at least for my family, that we cannot eat cheese dips and sugary snacks every day of the world. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy snack options that are also yummy. 

Store Bought Snacks

Serving your family delicious snacks doesn’t have to be complicated. If you don’t have the time or inclination to make snacks, there are plenty of great options from the grocery store that are tasty and ready to go. 

Hungry yet? If not, you can be sure your kids are. What snacks will you be serving your crew over the winter break?

More to Read:

Winter Comfort Foods Your Family Will Love

About Laura Hanby Hudgens

Laura Hanby Hudgens is a part-time high school teacher and a freelance writer living with her husband and children in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Grown and Flown, Parent.co and elsewhere. You can learn more about her at Charming Farming, where she occasionally blogs about faith, food, education, and family life.

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