Pool, pool and more pool: That about sums up our summer plans — particularly those of us who aren't lucky enough to have a beach in our backyard. Days spent at the pool invite pool parties, and pool parties call for plenty of snacks, especially when kids are involved.
If you're thinking of just throwing some chips in a bowl and setting aside some French onion dip because it's easy, hold up! There are plenty of kid-friendly snacks that are not only easy to make (some requiring mere minutes to prepare) but also so much fun to eat. And what kid doesn't love playing with their food?
Break some rules this summer with these 16 too-cute summer- and beach-themed snacks — from a pretzel dip with an edible sandy beach to edible watermelon ice cream bowls and a caramel Rice Krispies castle. The kids will have just as much splashing around in the pool as they will enjoying the snacks you prepare for them.
A version of this article was originally published in July 2015.