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Kid Approved Snacks

Skip right to the fun when you make these fast treats with your kids. They all use purchased cookie dough as the starting point for some super creative snacks.

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-Better Homes and Gardens is pleased to partner with General Mills to bring you the Fun Snacks video series. Whether you want to grab them and go or settle in and enjoy, Better Homes and Gardens has some fabulous fun snacks for you to try. Want your kids to approve? Get your kids involved. These quick snack ideas are fun for any age, and they all start with some shortcut cookie dough. Love s'mores? Try this twist on the traditional treat. Get your oven preheated to 350 degrees, then get a muffin tin greased. Press the cookie dough into the shape of a cup. Pop those into the oven for about 7 minutes. Pull them out. Have some marshmallows and put them into the center of each cookie cup and back into the oven for about a minute until the marshmallows get nice and puffy. Let them cool then drizzle some chocolate sauce over the top, or even some caramel sauce. That's ooey, gooey goodness. An apple this way and you can't keep kids away. This treat uses a sugar cookie dough as the base for a fruity pizza. Bake it up just like a pizza crust at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until it's nice and golden. Then spread the whole thing with some cream cheese frosting. This is just some light cream cheese mixed up with a little powdered sugar. Slice up some red and green apples and spread those around the cookie crust. You could use any of your favorite fruit combos for this. Drizzle the whole thing with some caramel ice cream topping, and sprinkle it with some chopped nuts. This idea is sure to get the green light. Shape some pre-made peanut butter cookie dough into rectangles. If you're using the dough to make shapes like this, try adding a half a cup of flour to the dough which makes it a little firmer to work with and make shapes form, and then, using the tip of a wooden spoon, make three indentations so it resembles a traffic light, then bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. When they come out, press red, yellow, and green candy coated chocolates into the holes. Craft some fun, these snacks are sure to be kid approved.