Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget could sustain that habit all year long.

A few years ago my brother-in-law was stunned that our kids had never had a Twinkie. Since I baked so often, I didn’t really see the need to buy them. Now that the kids have had them, they’re not super impressed. They much rather have homemade for “lunch dessert” as we call it at our house.

I confess, a meal doesn’t feel complete for me unless I’ve had a little sweet something at the end. My kids are the same way. Don’t judge. At least they’re homemade! Ha!

If you’d like to add a little homemade sweet to your lunch dessert, make one of these:

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Mamabars – These bars are my reproduction of Cherry Pie Larabars. I store them in the freezer to hide them from the kids. I mean, to make them last longer. They are a tasty and frugal alternative to the more expensive commercial bars.

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Mini Apple Pies in Jelly Jars – My sister took our favorite family recipe and converted it to a dessert in a jar. Screw on the lids and you’ve got an easily portable dessert for little hands.

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Chocolate Mint Bars – We like these bars best cold so freeze them after cutting and then pack in the lunchbox frozen. They’ll still be cold at lunch time.

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Baby Cakes – These cake-like cookies bake and freeze very well. One thing I love about them is that you can use any leftover candy you have on hand from the last holiday or just use chocolate chips.

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Personal Cherry Cobblers – We love these personal little fruit crumbles. Feel free to vary the fruit to what’s in season or simply on hand. Bake them in small ramekins so you can easily pack them for the road.

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites – These fruit and nut balls are naturally sweetened and require no baking. Does it get better than that?

What’s YOUR favorite lunchbox treat?

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  1. For my kids it’s a thermos of cold milk and a couple of homemade cookies during warm weather– chocolate chip are the favorites. When it’s cold outside I often send a thermos of hot chocolate and a brownie. If I pack a “good” drink and dessert I can keep the rest of the lunch simple and I know the kids eat it without complaint.

  2. LOVE these, Jessica!! I’m definitely going to try those baby cakes and apple pie in jars for Friday treats!!

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