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After school snacks are the best. There’s something about ending the school day and coming home and picking out your favorite snack and then either watching television or hanging out with friends. These snacks are usually sweet or salty, and just perfect after a long day. Here are some of vegan after school snack ideas that you can make for when you get home!

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1. Mozzarella Sticks With Homemade Red Sauce

Vegan Mozzerella Sticks

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If you long for classic Mozzarella Sticks With Homemade Red Sauce by Gabrielle St. Claire, you have to give these vegan Mozzarella Sticks with homemade red sauce!!

2. Homemade Gummy Bears

Vegan Gummy Bears

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Agar agar is a jelly-like substance obtained from algae, but what’s most interesting is that it’s a perfect plant-based substitute for gelatin! You can use it for so many things. It can be used to make jellies, flans, mousse, vegan ice cream, vegan cheeses, vegan cheesecake, jams without sugar, sauces, and broth. The possibilities are endless with agar agar. This Homemade Gummy Bears by Alejandra Olmedo uses it to make the gummy texture we all know and love in gummy bears.

3. 4-Ingredient Pizza Rolls

Vegan 4-Ingredient Pizza Rolls

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Making pizza is super fun. Kneading the dough, slathering on tomato sauce, and of course topping it with all of your favorites is a good afternoon spent. If only there was a way to translate the amazingness of pizza into a party snack…oh wait! There is! These 4-Ingredient Pizza Rolls by Casey Muir Taylor have all the deliciousness of this Italian favorite tucked neatly in a little roll, perfect!

4. Coconut Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tarts

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These warm, cozy Coconut Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts by Lauren Wright are the perfect fall treat! The dough is flaky, tasty, and very easy to make. The coconut sugar has a dark, rich flavor, similar to brown sugar and then mix that with cinnamon and you’ve got a winner! The hardest part about these is waiting for them to cool before digging in.

5. Cheesy Stromboli

Vegan Cheesy Stromboli

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This Cheesy Stromboli by Chickpea Express is essentially the combination of a pizza pocket and a pizza roll! Layers of Italian pizza dough drenched in cheesy pizza sauce with your favorite toppings, this just might be the best way to eat pizza yet. Stromboli is one of the easiest pizza recipes to make vegan, and it super fun to eat!

6. Homemade Twinkies With Coconut Whipped Cream Filling

Vegan Twinkies

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Twinkies are so nostalgic and cozy. Remember the excitement of opening your lunchbox and seeing that mom packed a Twinkie? Magnificent. Now you can relive that with these homemade Twinkies. These Homemade Twinkies With Coconut Whipped Cream Filling by Abby Thompson light cakey exterior with a silky coconut whipped cream filling––mmmmmm. What else could you need? These homemade Twinkies are going to be your new favorite treat!

7. Raw Cocoa Vanilla Swiss Roll

Vegan Swiss Roll

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In spite of the name, Swiss rolls are actually thought to have originated in Austria. Regardless of where they come from, they’re a delicious treat worthy of any occasion. This Raw Cocoa Vanilla Swiss Roll by Adam Graczynski can be enjoyed by many because it’s gluten-free and grain-free; the chocolatey outer roll is made from dates and almonds and it’s stuffed with a cashew cream filling that can also be made with macadamia.

8. Oatmeal Cream Pies

Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies

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Ever wanted to make you’re own healthier version of this classic treat? Now you can! Hey, these Oatmeal Cream Pies by Tori Cooper are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, oil free, and pretty close to being refined sugar free. You could probably get away with simply using cashews and maple syrup if you want though.

9. Popcorn Bars With Caramel, Chocolate, And Peanut Butter

Vegan Popcorn Bars

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Popcorn bars are as delicious as they sound. These Popcorn Bars by Maria Engbjerg with caramel, chocolate, and peanut butter are at one and the same time both chewy, crispy, crunchy, sticky, and some of the best you will taste.

10.Everything Bagel Crackers

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These are crackers for more casual times. These Everything Bagel Crackers by Gluten-Free Grains, Quelcy Kogel hearty, salty and extremely snackable, but you can still dress them up and take them to nice places too. Bringing a vegan cheese plate with homemade crackers to a dinner party is a surefire way to impress.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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