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Fun Finger Foods for Kids

Summertime Snack Ideas

Chocolate Covered Bananas

Bananas are a delicious and nutritious snack for everyone, and they're even more fun when they're covered with chocolate! We've chosen to do this recipe with a store-bought dip that's ready to microwave and available at most major supermarkets, but you can do it with a homemade sauce, too. 

Items Needed: 

  • Dolci Frutta Hard Chocolate Shell (8 ounce container)
  • 4 perfectly ripe bananas
  • 8 popsicle sticks 
  • wax paper or non-stick cookie sheet


1. Place the container of pre-mixed hard chocolate shell in the microwave following package directions and heat to the appropriate temperature. 

2. Peel the bananas and cut each one in half, making 8 pieces. 

3. Place a popsicle stick into one end of each piece of banana and dip the majority of the banana into the warmed chocolate sauce. 

4. Before the shell dries, dip into any additional toppings you'd like such as peanuts, slivered almonds, tiny marshmallows, or crumbled Butterfinger pieces. 

5. Place the dipped bananas on the wax paper (or pan) until hardened and enjoy!  

6. You may find it helpful to refrigerate them for 30 minutes before serving. 

Pigs in a Blanket

This is a mom favorite for decades and a kid-pleaser, for sure! You can make them full size using an entire hot dog or cut them in half for smaller hands.


  • 8 hot dogs 
  • 1 package of crescent rolls 


1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Open the package of crescent rolls and separate the triangles

3. Use a knife to make a 1/4 inch slit down each hot dog.  

3. Roll one crescent roll around each hot dog and place on a cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 15 minutes.

 5. Let them cool for 5 minutes and serve with your favorite dipping sauce such as bar-b-que, mustard, ketchup, or spicy mayo. 

Fruit Skewers

These are such an easy and yummy snack or dessert for kids. Just take wooden skewers and add cut pieces of fruit, alternating colors, so they stay fun and bright, offering different, enticing flavors for your child to enjoy. We love the combination of raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi, and oranges to keep it colorful and make the textures unique. It's also a great way to get your child to try lots of different fruits. You can even add marshmallows!