10 School Holiday Snack Ideas – sweet & savoury

10 school holiday snack ideas


We are already into our second week of school holidays here and I feel like I’m constantly in the kitchen producing food for the hungry hoads so I put the call out to some foodie blogger friends for school holiday snack ideas, especially ones that the kids can make themselves.  I become a bit more lax on the healthy front during holidays (there’s been a fair amount of ice cream consumed lately!) so I’ve selected a mix of healthy and treat recipes, everything in moderation right!?

Here are just a few of the yummy suggestions…

Hokey Pokey Biscuits

The lovely Lucy from Bake Play Smile has an amazing library of recipes but these easy to make 4 Ingredient Hokey Pokey Biscuits look like a great school holiday snack and a good way to get the kids in the kitchen too.

Not only is Lucy fantastic with the sweet she’s got savoury covered too with these Little Mini Quiches with Bacon, Egg & Cheese

mini quiches

My friend Kim from Zonkt Designs has a great 3 Ingredient Scone recipe that is dairy free, sugar free and egg free which would be great for winter morning teas don’t you think?

3 ingredient scones

The kids would love helping out making Zonkt Designs Chocolate Joys with Sprinkles I’m sure, and eating them!!  Special treat time!

Chocolate Joys with sprinkes

Krissy from Pretty Wee Things is super healthy and always comes up with yummy ways to share the health around.  I can vouch for the deliciousness of these Salted Caramel Bliss Balls – my girls really liked them too.

salted caramel bliss balls

As I said before we have been indulging on a lot of ice cream lately – because we only had one day of winter here and it feels like we are on summer (ok maybe Spring) holidays instead of winter. I was delighted when Krissy suggested this Dairy Free (and refined sugar free) Ice Cream Cake that we might make up here in the North soon but you might want to pin for later!

dairy free ice cream cake

Who doesn’t love a sausage roll? I really like the look of Sammie from The Annoyed Thyroid Vegetarian ones (Thermomix recipe) for something a bit different.

Vegetarian Susage rolls

The kids will love to make Sammies Top Banana Cupcakes, old school lollies right there!

Top Banana Cupcakes

From me I thought I’d share a couple of easy no bake options.  My Banana Breakfast Smoothie fills them up and gets them out playing again in no time.

Healthy Banana Smoothie www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com

Finally, keeping it raw and easy why not get as creative as you like with cucumbers? All you need to do is slice them down the middle and scoop out the seeds (set them aside for Cucumber Lemonade, gin optional or necessary depending on how you are viewing the holidays) then fill the cucumber “baguettes” with peanut butter, cream cheese & saltanas (remember ants on a log?), ham & cheese what ever takes your/their fancy.  Also, I find kids like anything on a skewer (depending on their tendancies you may or may not need to cut off the spiky bits) so we load them up with vegies and baby bits of cheese. Quick, easy and a bit of healthy fun.

Cucumber baguettes for a raw healthy snack

Do you feel like a short order cook in the school holidays? Do you have any go to favourite snacks? Do your kids like to cook /  be in the kitchen? 



20 comments on “10 School Holiday Snack Ideas – sweet & savoury

  1. Vicki @ Knocked Up & Abroad
    June 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I can’t believe how often kids want to feed. Can you? Blimey, it does my head in. Some fresh ideas are always appreciated. We’re big on milkshakes here and the sausage rolls look perfect for a winter snack!

    • Vicki
      June 28, 2016 at 9:27 am

      We’ve had some friends staying and it’s been non stop feeding!!!

  2. Nicole @ The Builders Wife
    June 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Can we just all move in? Please? I’ll clean, you cook?? Please??

    • Vicki
      June 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Sounds like a good plan!x

  3. Pip
    June 28, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I seem to be cooking up a never ending amount of popcorn and pikelets and it’s not even school holidays in Western Australia yet!! Both are easy and healthy and quick so are winner at our place!

    • Vicki
      June 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Yes to both of those – actually I will do a batch of popcorn right now! Thanks

  4. Renee Wilson
    June 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I have made those hokey pokey biscuits from Bake Play Smile and they were fantastic. An absolute hit. Thanks for the reminder, I will have to make them for the school’s election cake stall 🙂 #teamIBOT

    • Vicki
      June 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      The hokey pokey biscuits are on my to make list for tomorrow!

  5. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    June 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    YUM! yep my little and not so little locust clear our house out so I need all the tips I can get so thank you 😉 xx

    • Vicki
      June 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      You are very welcome. x

  6. EssentiallyJess
    June 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I’m hoping to do some school holiday baking in the next few weeks. This was handy, thanks.

    • Vicki
      June 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      You’re welcome! x

  7. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    June 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I’ll have one of everything – it all looks so delicious! Thanks for including some of my treats – I’m in such yummy company!

    • Vicki
      June 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      I know they all look good don’t they. Thanks for sharing yours. x

  8. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    July 2, 2016 at 8:09 am

    This is such a great collection of recipes!!! I can’t wait til Will is older and we can do some cooking together! xx

    • Vicki
      July 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Will is a very lucky little boy to have you to learn from!

  9. Trish
    July 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Pikelets are our new go to snack and soon enough the new Mr Tens will be able to cook them without help.
    Great ideas here.

    • Vicki
      July 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Always good when they can make their own snacks! Thanks for stopping by

  10. jayne
    July 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

    what a great list of snacks Vicki! you need to have lots of ideas up your sleeve it seems for school hols!

    • Vicki
      July 4, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      I’m sure the kids would be happy with the same thing all the time but I get bored so love seeing new ideas too

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