21. Banana Bread: Fresh from the oven is hard to beat, but we’ll never turn down a slab of from-scratch banana bread.
22. Pigs in Blankets (from Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls). Heat oven to 450°. Make biscuits as directed on Bisquick package. Roll dough into ¼-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 4 x 3-inch oblongs. Wrap each oblong around a hot dog, letting ends of hot dog peep out. Bake 15 minutes; serve hot. (Makes 12)
23. Ants on a Log: Spread peanut butter inside the hollow part of a couple celery stalks. Top with raisin “ants,” cut into pieces and serve.
24. String Cheese & Apple Slices: A satisfying combo you can eat anywhere!
25. Hard-boiled Eggs: Get a protein boost between meals (or after sports practice or a workout) by snacking on hard-boiled eggs. Season with salt and pepper, or just gobble ’em up plain.
26. Pizza Deviled Eggs: Give ordinary deviled eggs an Italian spin with mini pepperonis, Italian cheese and chopped green onion.
27. Cottage Cheese & Fresh Peaches: Any stone fruit works great, but peaches are a classic best left alone.
28. Jam & Butter Bread: Have the kids lend a hand in the kitchen while making this lovely four-ingredient strawberry freezer jam—delicious straight from the jar or slathered on crusty bread with a little butter.
29. Popcorn: Consider air-popped popcorn the blank canvas of the snack world. Go-to topping ideas, besides the tried-and-true butter-and-salt combo, include: hot sauce, Parmesan cheese, curry powder, Old El Paso taco seasoning, dry ranch dressing seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and sugar. Raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds, candy-coated chocolate pieces, dried cranberries all make for tasty mix-ins.
30. Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins: Fried potato skins topped with cheese and bacon make an indulgent snack that’s ready in just an hour.