Muffin-sized snacks you can make ahead for work or school

Aug 29, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET

These bite-size snacks are just the right size for after-school snacking without ruining their appetite for dinner. The best part? You can make them now and have them ready when the munchies hit.

Quinoa pizza bites

Quinoa pizza bites

Serve up a bite of pizza, the healthy way. This recipe for quinoa pizza bites replaces the usual dough with a quinoa crust, making them much healthier than your average pizza. Bake and freeze to reheat later, or assemble them ahead of time and pop in the oven when the kids get home from school.

Mini corn dog muffins

Mini corn dog muffins

Just like corn dogs but better, these mini corn dog muffins can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to serve. Zap them in the microwave or eat them cold — they're great either way.

Easy taco roll-ups

Taco roll-ups

Serve your kids the taste of the Southwest with this taco roll-up recipe. They're best when chilled, so make them while the kids are at school and pull them out when they get home.

Chicken Parmesan meatballs

Chicken Parmesan meatballs with marinara sauce

Meatballs don't have to be a whole meal. Serve just a couple of the chicken Parmesan meatballs with a side of marinara for a filling snack. Make a big batch of these ahead of time and freeze them so you can thaw and heat as needed.

Pepperoni pizza puffs

Pepperoni pizza puffs

These cheesy muffins are stuffed with pepperoni and perfect for a snack after school or to add to a lunch box.

Nutella rolls with cream cheese frosting

Nutella rolls with cream cheese frosting

Do your kids come home craving something sweet? If so, this recipe for delicious Nutella rolls are the perfect snack to bake ahead and surprise them with after school.

Mini sweet potato pie bites

Mini sweet potato pie bites

You don't have to wait until Thanksgiving for sweet potato pie — you can serve it up every day in perfect bite-size portions. Using puff pastry instead of homemade dough keeps things quick and easy.

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