Summer Snacks For Kids That Are Perfect For On The Go! – My Fussy Eater

Our fun summer snacks for kids are perfect for packing into lunch boxes in the summer holidays and taking on days out!

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The school summer holidays might only be six weeks here in the UK but it still can feel quite long not to mention super expensive.

Days out to the zoo / soft play / local swimming pool soon add up and if you factor in buying snacks on top of that, it can start to get unaffordable very quickly.

Batch making snacks at home can save you a lot of money and it can double up as a fun activity to do with the kids too.

Here’s some of our favourite homemade snacks that are perfect to take out on the go. And they all can be frozen too.

M&M Cookies

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that that the kids will love, then these M&M Cookies are just the thing! The cookies themselves are quite healthy.

They are low in sugar and the oats help to make them more filling.

These cookies can also be made in advance and frozen. They will defrost at room temperature in 1 to 2 hours, so pop them in a lunchbox and enjoy when you are out and about.

Fun Summer Snacks - M&M Cookies on a cooling rack

Chocolate Orange Muffins

My easy recipe for these chocolate orange muffins can also be made ahead and frozen.

Again, they will defrost at room temperature in a couple of hours.

So pack them up in the morning straight from the freezer and then enjoy later with some of your kids favourite fruits.

Summer Snacks For Kids- Chocolate Orange Muffins on plate with quarters of oranges

Raspberry & Coconut Energy Bites

These bright pink energy bites are jammed packed with healthy ingredients and for me, nothing screams summer more than coconut!

This healthy treat is one for the whole family. And with absolutely no cooking involved, you can get the kids involved in making these ready for your trip out. 

Summer Snacks For Kids - Raspberry and Coconut Energy Bites on a pink and white polka dot napkin

Healthy Oat & Blueberry Muffins

Make these homemade blueberry muffins in some fun cupcake cases or even make mini muffins for extra cuteness!

 With greek yogurt and oats amongst the ingredients, they really are hearty and filling. The perfect snack for active kids.

Oat & Blueberry Muffin in a blue and white polka dot muffin wrap

Strawberry Oat Bars

One of my favourite things about summer time is the abundance of fresh strawberries available.

And one of our favourite school holiday days out is to go strawberry picking.

We always seem to get a bit carried away so these strawberry oat bars are a great way to use up some of the excess that we have.

They’re a really tasty snack for both toddlers and older kids too.

Slices of Strawberry Oat Bars garnished with chopped strawberries on a blue gingham napkin

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

You don’t need to be great at baking to make these cake bars!

They’re really easy to make and they’re a brilliant snack for kids after they’ve been tearing round doing outdoor activities!

Like most of these recipes, they can be made and frozen in advance so you can get ahead of the snack prep before the school holidays even start.

3 squares of chocolate chip cake bars on a red and white plate with some fresh fruit

Peanut Butter & Banana Chip Cheerio Bars

This super simple recipe is a really fun one to get the kids helping with.

The sprinkles are totally optional but I think they add to the fun and you can use any type of sprinkles that take your fancy!

Cheerio Bars stacked on a white plate with small bottle of milk in the background

Chunky Chocolate Chips Oat Cookies

My homemade chocolate chip cookies are a great alternative those ones you usually find in the cafe or gift shop on days out!

Considerably cheaper and lower in sugar, they’re a great snack to take out or to add to lunch boxes. They’re also brilliant to batch make and keep in the freezer too.

Summer Snacks For Kids - A Chocolate Chip Oat cookie in stainless steel compartment lunch box with fruit and veg

Healthy Chocolate Brownie Bites

The kids love to bake brownie bites but these raw brownie bites are better to make in warmer weather as it doesn’t require using the oven!

They keep in the fridge in airtight container for up to five days, so this could be a fun activity for the kids to do.

And then you’ll have some super nutritious snacks to pack up and take out with you another day.

Brownie bites on a light green cake stand with a mini bottle of milk in the background

Strawberry & Banana Cake Bars

These bars are really easy to make. All the ingredients get mixed up in one bowl, easy to prep and minimal washing up afterwards!

The mixture is then poured into a baking dish, much easier than spooning it into individual muffin or cupcake cases.

You can even use different fruit if your kids don’t like strawberries or bananas. Check out my substitution list in the full recipe for ideas.

Strawberry & Banana Cake Bars cut into squares and decorated with slices strawberry and banana on top

If you liked any of these easy snack ideas, then please do leave me a comment!

You can also share your pictures with me on Instagram.  I always love to see your creations!

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