Snack Recipes

Snack recipes are listed in alphabetical order

4th of July Fruit Sticks by Real Food by Dad

4th of July Fruit Sticks

Posted on Jun 26th, 2014

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Not only do I understand and appreciate the meaning of it to our great country, there's something…

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Mixed Berry Popsicles _ Real Food by Dad

4th of July Mixed Berry Swirl Popsicles

Posted on Jul 1st, 2015

Okay, so the title is a bit long in description, but these were meant to be more striped red, white and blue, but they came out more swirled than I…

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Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops via Real Food by Dad

Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops

Posted on Jun 19th, 2014

As you can see, I am still on my pudding pop roll. Sorry, but I can't help myself. School is almost out, the weather is absolutely perfect as always…

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Breakfast Cookies via Real Food by Dad

Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

I figured while I was on a breakfast roll, why not throw in some breakfast cookies? Some healthy sweets to go with your morning smoothie is always an…

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Brownie Pudding Pops from Real Food by Dad

Brownie Bite Pudding Pops with Salted Caramel

Posted on May 27th, 2014

If you are a regular reader of this blog, than you can probably tell that I love summer. I love everything about it – the beach several days a…

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs | Real Food by Dad

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

That’s right, you read it correctly—Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Why not? I’m all for making tailgating food easier. Because you know what that…

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Butterfinger Pudding Pop from Real Food by Dad

Butterfinger Pudding Pops

Posted on May 18th, 2014

Every time I bring up weather as a topic of conversation, I immediately feel old. But when you are sticking to your leather chair, it’s hard to…

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Caramel Popcorn Smores Krispie Squares with Real Food by Dad

Caramel Popcorn S’mores Krispie Squares

Posted on Jun 1st, 2014

As I've mentioned, this is a house of picky eaters, but there are a few things that are always guaranteed hits, caramel popcorn being one of them.…

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Cheesey Bacon Jalapeno Potato Chip Pizza Bites via Real Food by Dad

Cheesy Bacon and Jalapeno Potato Chip Pizza Bites

Posted on Sep 20th, 2015

Whoa. I know, it's a bit long-winded in title, but you won't mind when you get a bite of these. I'm back at it with this tailgating recipe that is a…

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Chili Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Posted on Oct 20th, 2015

Get ready to lick your fingers with this Chili Cheese Pull Apart Bread. It's super easy to make and great for any gathering. To further convince…

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Chocolate-Dipped Apricots Real Food by Dad

Chocolate and Coconut Apricot Bites

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

If my son Cole could, he would simply live on fruit. We joke that he will someday become a fruitarian. So when it comes to after school snack time,…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins | Real Food by Dad

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Posted on May 17th, 2015

It's little league playoff season and things are getting crazy! The little guy's team is one game away from playing in the championship…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Tart by Real Food by Dad

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Tart

Posted on Sep 4th, 2014

Yesterday was the first day of school for both my boys. Honestly, I think I had a harder time with it then they did. As I mentioned before, I'll miss…

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Banana Bites via Real Food by Dad

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Posted on May 12th, 2014

My youngest son Cole goes bananas over the Trader Joe's Gone Banana bites. Who am I kidding? So do his mom and I. They always sounded like such a…

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Chocolate Mousse from Real Food by Dad

Chocolate Mousse

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014

It's not the holidays without some chocolate, so this year, I'm making one that even those that are lactose intolerant can partake in. That's right,…

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Chocolate Pot de Creme _ Real Food by Dad

Chocolate Orange Pot de Creme and a Giveaway!

Posted on Oct 6th, 2015

Everyone needs an easy to make holiday showstopper, preferably one that you can make ahead of time and bring to room temperature prior to serving.…

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Deep Dish Monster Cookies via Real Food by Dad

Deep Dish Monster Cookies

Posted on Jun 28th, 2015

I was craving cookies. It's not often that I want sweets, but when I do, it usually comes in the form of cookies. And since my little guy Cole is the…

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Easy Brownie Pop Recipe by Real Food by Dad

Easy Brownie Pop Recipe

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

Here's an easy brownie pop recipe that is dad-friendly, kid-friendly and time-friendly. As you can imagine, I'm not one to get elbow deep in cake…

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Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls via Real Food by Dad

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Posted on Nov 15th, 2015

Yes, you read that right: Fried Mac and Cheese Balls! They are crazy, they are good and they are everything you need right now. Okay, so I may be…

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Rice Balls | Real Food By Dad

Fried Rice Balls

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

Day 3 of the TABASCO 10-Ingredient Challenge and I'm pulling from my tailgating reservoir of recipes. Are you familiar with rice balls or…

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Fruit Granitas with Real Food by Dad

Fruity Granitas

Posted on May 7th, 2015

Summer may not be here just yet, but don't wait for those hot, sweaty days to enjoy these fruity granitas. They are easy to make and made easier with…

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Fried Zucchini _ Real Food by Dad

Green Pepper Fried Zucchini

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

This fried zucchini is my last recipe for the TABASCO 10-Ingredient Challenge. What a week! So much fun. If you have been following along,…

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Homemade Pretzels | Real Food by Dad

Homemade “Mall-Style” Pretzels

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

I did it, I finally succumbed to working with yeast for these homemade, mall-style pretzels. You know, those soft chewy kinds from Auntie Anne's…

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Homemade Peach Fruit Roll Up via Real Food by Dad

Homemade Peach Fruit Roll-up Recipe

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

Time to tap into your inner child and get down with some homemade fruit leathers, or as my son so lovingly calls them, fruit roll-ups. You…

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Honeydew Rum Chiller Popsicle from Real Food by Dad

Honeydew & Raspberry Rum Chiller Popsicles

Posted on Jul 10th, 2014

By now you all know I love summer for all its glory and activities, so I thought I’d share the funny things that summer brings on. Here’s…

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2015

Cookies are always a crowd pleaser in my home and these iced oatmeal cookies are dead simple to make. You can make these in a stand mixer, or roll up…

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Jalapeno Chicken Poppers via Real Food by Dad

Jalapeno Chicken Poppers

Posted on Jul 20th, 2014

I have done nothing but brag about our new baby, and specifically, what an angel he is and how he does nothing but sleep and rarely cries. Boy has…

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Jalapeno Popper Hand Pie from Real Food by Dad

Jalapeno Popper Hand Pies

Posted on Nov 1st, 2015

Calling all tailgaters! Here is some game day grub you don't want to miss. This is your favorite appetizer stuffed into a hand pie. Yep, it's…

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Klondike Kandy Bars 2 Real Food by Dad

Klondike Kandy Ice Cream Bars

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014

Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media and Klondike, but all my opinions are my own.…

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Layered Tropical Smoothies | Real Food by Dad

Layered Tropical Smoothies + Move more. Get Fit.

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

Yup,  you read that right—Move more. Get Fit. It's summer so it seems apropos to pair these tropical layered smoothies and Jawbone's little…

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Granita with Real Food by Dad

Melon Granitas

Posted on Apr 24th, 2014

It's late April and I've already have Summer on my mind. Not really surprising, since we live in Orange County. All I can think about is spending day…

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Mixed Berry Crumble | Real Food by Dad

Mixed Berry Crumble + Move More. Get Fit.

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

See that mixed berry crumble beneath that giant scoop of vanilla ice cream - I've earned it. According to the Jawbone device and app, more on that…

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Mudslide Popsicles | Real Food by Dad

Mudslide Popsicles

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

I know spring has only just begun, but I'm already craving summer. I'm ready for the beach, popsicles and a whole lot of granitas. All things that…

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Oreo Pudding Pops via Real Food by Dad

Oreo Pudding Pops

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

In Cole’s little 7-year old world, he's had a tough couple of weeks. First, the Easter Bunny brought him some really cool high socks, which are the…

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Pecan Coconut Shortbread Cookie via Bakersroyale

Pecan, Coconut and Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Posted on Jul 19th, 2015

Cookies are where it's at when it comes to dessert for me and Cole. Nothing complicated, nothing over the top, just straight up, flavor-filled treats…

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Ranch Hummus | Real Food by Dad

Ranch Hummus + Giveaway!

Posted on Aug 4th, 2015

I can't believe school is less than a month away and that I'm already shopping for school supplies, talking about back-to-school clothes and planning…

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Sorbet Floats via Real Food by Dad

Sorbet Floats

Posted on Jun 7th, 2015

You know what's better than scoops of sorbet? Sorbet floats. I'm not a calorie counter, but these floats—they are low cal and basically…

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Strawberry Ice Cream Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches _ Real Food by Dad

Strawberry Ice Cream Brownie Sandwiches

Posted on May 31st, 2015

Summer is three weeks a way, but I'm preparing in advance with these strawberry ice cream brownie sandwiches. You know how the heat can make little…

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Summer Fruit Smoothie Bowl | Real Food by Dad

Summer Fruit Smoothie Bowls

Posted on Jun 17th, 2015

Smoothie bowls and HP Instant Ink are time saving options that also turn out to be sanity savers! This is what happens when life gets…

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Texas Beef Nachos via Real Food by Dad

Texas Beef Nachos

Posted on Sep 27th, 2015

Remember these carb-less nachos? They were such a big hit here. And I am all about game day grub lately. So I tried to pull it off here with just…

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Tatcho Supreme | Real Food by Dad

Totcho Supreme

Posted on Mar 31st, 2015

That's right, Totchos—tater tot nachos. They're a thing and made a bigger thing by loading them up with some carne asada, chorizo, guacamole, sour…

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Watermelon and Kiwi Popsicles from Real Food by Dad

Watermelon and Kiwi Pops

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014

This weekend was the last hoorah before the boys go back to school. Can you hear me quietly crying? I'm sure somewhere at the end of July I might…

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