8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacks—both savory and sweet—that will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim.

Savory Snacks

Ham and Dill Pickle Bites

Ham and Dill Pickle Bites
Image: Courtesy of Kalyn's Kitchen

These protein-packed snacks can be made with or without cream cheese, depending on whether or not your kids can tolerate dairy. It's always fun to eat food off sticks, and the sharpness of dill pickles will tantalize chlorinated tastebuds.


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