Easy 3-Ingredient After School Snacks (Vegan + Healthy!)

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Save money AND time with these 3-Ingredient After School Snacks! They’re easy to make, kid-friendly, and use simple, tasty ingredients. Plus they’re vegan!

Ahhh….August. That awkward combination of those enjoy-the-last-bit-of-summer and oh-my-gosh-school-starts-soon-I’m-not-ready vibes. 

I can’t help you with your school supply list, but I can help you out in the snack department!

The last thing you want to do after a long day of school (or work) is come home and spend 45 minutes making an elaborate snack. Am I right, or am I right?!

Thankfully, I’ve got 6 easy-to-make snack ideas for you all tucked inside this blog post! They’re tasty, mostly healthy, and you only need 3 ingredients to make them.  Say goodbye to boring chips and carrot sticks, and hellooo to these tasty concoctions.

I decided to come up with 3 sweet and 3 savory recipes for you all — you know what they say, variety is the spice of life! These recipes are also kid-friendly, and are either no-bake or can be made in a microwave or toaster oven.

Savory Snack #1: Buffalo Hummus

Hummus + Veggies is great, but gets old after a while. Switch it up by adding in some Buffalo Hot Sauce into the mix! For an extra-yummy treat, heat the Hummus up for a few seconds in the microwave and serve it warm.

buffalo hummus with veggies and pita in white bowl

You will need:
  1. 1/3 cup Plain or Garlic Hummus
  2. 1-2 tbsp Buffalo Hot Sauce, or to taste (I like Frank’s)*
  3. Veggies OR Fresh Pita, to dip

Directions: Mix the Hummus together with the Hot Sauce until well-incorporated, then serve as desired. *For another fun twist, substitute the Hot Sauce with Barbecue Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, or another favorite Vegan Sauce of yours!

Savory Snack #2: Pita Bread Pizzas

These Pizzas are great for a larger group of people, or when you’re feeling extra hungry 😉 You can melt the cheese in the microwave if you don’t have a toaster oven, but this will make the bread chewy.

pita bread pizza with vegan cheese and nutritional yeast on white plate

You will need:
  1. 1 medium Pita (if you are GF, sub with a GF Tortilla)
  2. 1/3 cup Marinara Sauce
  3. 1/2 cup Vegan Cheese Shreds OR 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (for a healthier, but still cheesy, option)

Directions: Spread the Marinara Sauce evenly over the Pita, and sprinkle with cheese. Place the Pita into your toaster oven and bake at 375F for 5-10 minutes, or until the Vegan Cheese has melted.

Savory Snack #3: Guaca-Salsa

What’s better than lazy Guacamole?! Lazy Guacamole that doesn’t dirty a bowl!

avocado half filled with guacasalsa alongside chips and carrots

You will need:
  1. 1/2 Avocado
  2. 1-2 tbsp Salsa
  3. Chips OR Veggies, to dip

Directions: Remove the pit from the Avocado half and carefully use a knife to “score” it like a checkerboard. Use a fork to mash the Avocado in it’s “skin.” Once mashed, add in 1-2 tbsp of Salsa and mix well. Serve with Chips, or fresh Veggies for a healthier option.

Sweet Snack #1: Apples and “Caramel” Sauce

While traditional Caramel isn’t vegan, this healthy “Caramel” Sauce is! Made with only Maple Syrup and Nut Butter, it’s an easy — and tasty — treat.

apples with healthy caramel sauce in white bowl

You will need:
  1. 1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup (or Agave)
  2. 1 tbsp Nut or Seed Butter
  3. 1 Apple, or other fruit of choice

Directions: Mix the Maple Syrup and Nut Butter together in a small bowl, until well combined. Slice an Apple and dip away!

Sweet Snack #2: Date “Snickers”

Who knew 3 simple ingredients can magically taste like a Snickers bar?! I like to make a bunch of these at once, so I can save time later in the week.

Date "Snickers" in white serving bowl

You will need:
  1. 5-10 Medjool Dates
  2. Natural Peanut Butter (I’d recommend crunchy)
  3. 1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate, to drizzle on top

Directions: Carefully slice one side of each Medjool Date and remove the center pit. Line a baking tray or large plate with parchment paper, and place the Dates on top of it. Using a small spoon, place around 1/2 – 1 tsp of Peanut Butter into the center of each Date. Next, melt the Vegan Chocolate in the Microwave — cook at 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Once the chocolate is 75% melted, stir until it is completely melted. Drizzle the melted Chocolate over each Date (or dunk them!) and let cool completely. Store the leftovers in a sealed containner at room temperature for up to one week.

Sweet Snack #3: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Popcorn Balls

If you love the combination of Salty & Sweet, you’re going to love this snack! This recipe is very customizable and would also be a fun lunchbox snack for kids as well.

peanut butter chocolate and popcorn balls on white plate

You will need:
  1. 1/2 cup Peanuts, chopped (can sub another nut or seed)
  2. 4 cups of Popped Popcorn (I used plain Sea Salt Popcorn)
  3. 3/4 cup Vegan Chocolate, melted

Directions: Add the Peanuts and Popcorn to a large bowl and mix well. Pour the melted Chocolate (use the same method as the Date “Snickers”) over the mixture, and stir until all of the Popcorn and Peanut pieces are coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a large spoon or scoop to place “balls” onto the sheet. Let cool completely*, so the chocolate solidifies and the balls hold their shape. *Stick the balls in the fridge or freezer to speed up this process!

And there you have it, friends! 6 easy snacks that are perfect for after school or work. Do you make any of these already, or do you have a favorite that’s not on here? I’d love to hear more in the comments below 🙂

If you’re looking for more Kid-Friendly and Easy Vegan recipes, you’ll also love these:

6 3 ingredient after school snacks on wood serving platter

Finally, if you make any of these recipes and decide to share on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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  1. Hi Caitlin !
    I recently tried two of those snacks : the caramel sauce and the date Snickers. OMG this caramel sauce is one of the best things I ever had !!! So sweet and comforting for this rainy fall afternoon I spent the other day <3 And the dates are delicious : I'm so happy they will be in my bag for my snacks this week !!!
    Thank you very much for those ideas and for being here : you helped me so much in my selflove and selfconfidance journey <3
    Much love and take care <3

  2. Medjool dates, hummus with veggies or pita, and popcorn are my favorite after school snacks! Then again, I find that fresh berries make an amazing snack too. So simple and easy to access!