Lunch box snacks to make from scratch
Sick of forking out every week at the supermarket for expensive lunch box snacks? Create these easy lunch box treats which are just like the store-bought snacks, but made by you. Kidspot Kitchen brings you the make-from-scratch versions of the packaged lunch box treats kids enjoy.
If your kids like Roll-Ups, create these homemade fruit leathers
Kids love Roll-Ups in their lunch box, but mums don't. They're not only expensive, but laden in sugar and artificial colours too. Make your own healthy fruit leathers with this recipe - minus the price tag and scary additives.
If your kids like muesli bars, create these homemade muesli bars
For a muesli bar that tastes just like the supermarket kind, give this homemade version a whirl. Kids will love the flavour and being energy-rich they will fuel little brains right through afternoon classes.
If your kids like Yogo, create homemade chocolate puddings
What child isn't a fan of Yogo? Ditch the pricey, supermarket-bought Yogo and make your own on-the-cheap with this recipe. It's creamy, chocolate-y and as yummy as the real thing. Just pack it into small containers and kids will never know the difference.
If your kids like LCM bars, create these mallow bars
For a sweet treat just like LCM bars, try these mallow bars. This recipe can be whipped up quick with just a few ingredients, looks like actual LCM's - and makes the best lunch box reward after a big morning of school work.
If your kids like Nutella, create homemade chocolate spread
You can make your own chocolate, hazelnut spread for kids' sandwiches with this easy recipe. It not only looks and tastes like Nutella, but costs a pittance to make as well.
If your kids like donuts, create your own iced or plain donuts
Cinammon covered, glazed or strawberry iced - donuts are a guaranteed hit with any child. Save money at the canteen by making a batch from scratch.
If your kids like cheesymite scrolls, create your own cheese and vegemite scrolls
This cheesymite scroll recipe is just as good as those in any top-notch bakery. The vegemite will fuel kids for those afternoon classes - plus they freeze well for future snacking.
If your kids like finger buns, create your own iced finger buns
This finger buns recipe will put any supermarket equivalent to shame. These sweet buns are fluffy, loaded with juicy sultanas and covered in a gooey pink icing....
If your kids like packaged pikelets, create your own homemade pikelets
Whether you pack them into lunch boxes straight up, or with a little container of jam or honey, this yummy pikelet recipe will put a smile on any child's face. They also cost a fraction of the cost of store bought ones, so why not batch cook and freeze them for later?
If your kids like Arnott's Monte Carlo biscuits, create your own version of Monte Carlos
Sick of your kids fighting over the last Monte Carlo biscuit? Surprise kids by packing this homemade version into their lunch boxes. This recipe is surprisingly easy and cheap, tastes just like the real thing and may just to start a wave of class-wide lunch box envy.
More lunch box recipes
- Apricot and white choc muesli bars
- Biscuit wands
- Easy lamingtons
- Cheese and bacon rolls
- Passionfruit butterfly cakes
- Gingerbread people
- Apple and cinnamon scrolls
- Blueberry muffins
- Tasty pizza strips