Kids’ Fruit Platter

fter School Snack Ideas - Kids Snack Platter

This kids appetizer board idea is such a simple one, but I’m embarrassed how long it’s taken me to make up – might have to do with not having a kiddo until now!

Over the decade of blogging at Luci’s Morsels, a few themes have come to be – namely denim, leather jackets, sangria recipes, and charcuterie boards (and sustainable living, of course). I felt as though I’d done what I could on the latter (see this trader joe’s charcuterie board and this breakfast charcuterie board).

But obviously I was living in a silly charcuterie hole because there are so, so many more ways to enjoy the basic appetizer board setup like this after school snack idea that’s tasty for kids but honestly delicious enough that I may or may not have versions of it for lunch all the time…

After School Snack Ideas - Kids Snack Platter

Kids Appetizer Board

Every day after naptime, our little guy’s first request is to have snack. It’s usually an impossibly simple combination, but it must include raisins and crackers.


I try to add cheese or peanut butter when I can for some protein, but he doesn’t always go for it.

Anyway, as we’re starting to have friends over and getting back into entertaining (often friends with kids), I wanted to have a go to setup that was healthy and fairly simple.

Usually snack boards are thought of as only fitting for a party and usually only for adults, but why not take the fun of arranging tasty foods together and mix it with some healthy fruits and veggies and some tasty dips.

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After School Snack Ideas - Kids Snack Platter

Adult + Kid Grazing Board

So, I wasn’t really exaggerating when I said my lunch may or may not look like this quite frequently. I often do sliced apple with nut butter and/or carrots and hummus, and a slice of cheese for my lunch. I always have all of the ingredients; it’s healthy; and it isn’t too heavy!

Same goes for this great snack board. Sliced apples and pears join carrot sticks for the healthy crunch.

And the nut butter mixed with cinnamon as well as the ricotta and honey….well, I told you the adults would love this snack board as much as the kids!

And the entertainer in me is loving this healthy snack board as a great appetizer idea that works for kids and adults.

As more of our friends have kids getting older, we want to offer options for everyone. And this may seem silly, but this whole setup would go great with juice or wine depending on who’s coming over!

Easy Fruits & Veggies for Kids?

So. I will be the first person to acknowledge that our little guy enjoys more types of produce than most kids. It even surprises us from time to time.

With that said, however, there are some common options. And – you know I have to say it – including seasonal produce is always encouraged.

While it’s sustainable, I feel it’s also more enjoyable. Fruits and veggies taste better in season, so chances are higher your kiddos will like them more too.

What’s in Season in Spring?

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Besides seasonal fruits and veggies, however, also think about adding in dried fruits as needed. And if you don’t have the ingredients for the dips, slice some cheese and stack some crackers. Any grazing board (kids appetizer board or swanky setup like this fall charcuterie board) is always open to interpretation!

I like making this “Halloween Snack Mix” that’s actually great year round and festive for fall. It’s delicious for kiddos and adults alike and not filled with anything I don’t want in our food!

fter School Snack Ideas - Kids Snack Platter

If you want to get kids involved in the kitchen, try making homemade ritz peanut butter crackers! Depending on their age, they can help with the shape-cutting, dought placement on the pan, and the peanut butter spreading!

More Appetizer Boards

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5 from 11 votes


Fancy looking charcuterie boards aren't just for the adults any more! This kids appetizer board is the perfect after school snack idea or perfect kid appetizer idea. It's healthy, beautiful, and even the adults will be digging in!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, kid-friendly, snacks
Servings: 4
Calories: 728kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup natural crunchy almond butter
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • honey for garnish
  • chopped almonds for garnish
  • 2 cups carrot sticks
  • 2 small apples cored and sliced
  • 1 large pear cored and sliced


  • Stir together the ricotta and honey in a medium bowl until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle honey over the ricotta dip.
  • Stir together the almond butter and cinnamon in a medium bowl until the cinnamon is fully incorporated. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the chopped almonds over the almond butter.
  • Arrange the carrot sticks, apple slices, and pear slices on a serving board with the two dips. Serve right away.


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Calories: 728kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 974mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 11221IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 484mg | Iron: 3mg

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    1. My pleasure! There’s no cheese on this board, but I certainly do cheese for my son now. Plain yogurt would be a really fun dip idea though!!

  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic, I am keeping this idea for my lunches. I will probably have to fight over with my teenage boys

  2. 5 stars
    Kids will surely attack on the plate but while preparing it I am the first :). Such a delicious and mouthwatering dip to make with fruits slices.

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