After School Snack Grilled Cheese Bites


Grilled Cheese Bites for the perfect afterschool #snack


Welcome back to another “Back to School Special”! (Oh my gosh, remember those?!) Anyway, on Monday I posted our Bomb Diggity Brownies (brownie, chocolate, caramel and chocolate cookie dough piled high!) and a roundup of recipes to create an amazing Back To School Dinner! Today we are expanding to breakfast, lunch and after school snacks with Pillsbury!

When I came home from school I was always starving. I couldn’t wait to shovel so

mething into my mouth. I guess all of that brain work really works up an appetite because I don’t find myself starving (though I am snacky) in the late afternoon. I learned the lesson the hard way last year, have something ready for after school snack or your little one will be crabby and eat everything in site. That’s why I’ve come up with these awesome after school snack grilled cheese bites And while they aren’t as healthy as these yogurt granola banana pops, or these strawberry fruit leathers, but they are awesome.


Grilled Cheese Bites for the perfect afterschool #snack


The best part about these snacks? You can get them all made except baking them, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze them, then place in a ziploc bag and store them all month long! Just pull out a couple 15 minutes before the kids get home and bake them in the oven. The house will smell delicious as they walk in the door and they will be happier to start on homework with a cheesy snack by their side.


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Grilled Cheese Bites for the perfect afterschool #snack


Is Cheese Good For You?

Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium.

Cheese can also be high in saturated fats and sodium.

When it comes to cheese, not overeating is the key to getting the good nutrition and avoiding too much fat.

Can Grilled Cheese Be Eaten Cold?

Grilled cheese is always better when it is ooey gooey, hot and melty.

But, there is nothing wrong with eating a cold grilled cheese sandwich.

Make them ahead of time and pack them up for school lunches.


Will Grilled Cheese Reheat?

You can reheat grilled cheese in a pan or in a toaster oven.

Put a little butter in a frying pan, melt, add the grilled cheese sandwich and cover loosely, cook 2 1/2 minutes and flip over for 2 1/2 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted.

Or place in a toaster oven set to toast.

Turn over half way through.


After School Snack Grilled Cheese Bites

Grilled Cheese Bites for the perfect afterschool #snack
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After School Snack Grilled Cheese Bites

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes
Keyword: after school snack, APPETIZER, bread crumbs, cheese, grilled, grilled cheese, mini
Servings: 12 mini grilled cheese bites
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 Package Crescent Roll Sheet Dough
  • 2 Oz Processed American Cheese we used Velveeta, sliced into squares
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper or silpat on a baking sheet.
  • Place the butter in one bowl and the bread crumbs in another.
  • Roll out the crescent roll dough on the parchment paper and slice into 2" squares.
  • Place a piece of cheese on every other square.
  • Place an empty piece of dough on top of the cheese and carefully seal the edges.
  • Roll the sandwiches in melted butter and then in the panko bread crumbs.
  • Place them back o the pan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden and melty.
  • Cool for a moment before serving. See note*


The cheese will escape if you don't press the edges shut well. Cut the cheese a little smaller than the dough so you have room to seal the edges.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 8.1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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  5. Oh yummy 🙂 I need to get my hands on this, it looks so incredible!

  6. Thanks! I did a little looking and found that the frozen puff pastry sheets are a good substitute. I tried them this weekend and they were a hit! Though they do get seriously puffy so I might cut them smaller than 2″ next time. Overall a great, quick treat though!

  7. Those look so good with all of that melted cheese!

  8. Must try with Mexican Velveeta!! YUM!! 😉

  9. Cutest thing ever! Such an awesome snack, especially for my mac & cheese devouring kids =)

  10. Would these freeze well? I’m always looking for lunch ideas for the mister to take to work and just heat up at lunch time.

  11. These look great! What a fun after school snack.

  12. Omg, these look wonderful. Question though, where does one find this crescent sheet? I keep looking when I’m at the store and I come up empty handed. Is it in with the tubes of rolls or is it somewhere else? I have so many recipes that have me smooshing together the triangles and if there is a way to get around that, I am all for it!

    • Hey Kit, Our store took forever to stock them so I totally understand. They are found right next to the crescent rolls in our grocery stores. Hopefully yours stocks it soon as it really does help.

  13. Seriously! Adults love them too.

  14. I saw these on Instagram the other day and had to click over for the recipe! Great for kids, but I don’t think they’d make a half bad appetizer for a grown up party as well. Everyone loves grilled cheese!!

    PS: Back to school?? Where’d this summer go??

  15. I cannot get over that cheese. I need a dozen of these ASAP.

  16. I would definitely need to wait to make these when the kids got home…or else I would devour every single square of cheesy goodness!!!

  17. These look incredible, Carrian! I may not have any back-to-schoolers, but I can certainly appreciate a delicious snack like this!

  18. heck with the kids, I want one right now!!!

  19. These look so good! Even tho velveeta or other processed cheeses aren’t known for their health benefits, they are AWESOME! So creamy. I want one of these snacks…now!

  20. Oh no you didn’t!!! Carrian, these are so fun!

  21. Cutest idea ever! Love these. I always wanted something warm as a snack when I got home so these would hit the spot!

  22. This is such a clever idea. I love it! I don’t go to school, but I sure would love an after-work snack.

  23. Ohhhhh sweeeet heavens!!! These bites! With all the oooozing cheesy goodness!

  24. Done and done. That cheese looks perfectttttt.

  25. Love. This!!! These look amazing and anyone, kid or adult would love these!

  26. these look amazing! I would love to come home to a plate of these!

  27. Ooooh, just watch that cheese ooze out! They look delicious and drool worthy 😀
    P.S. Just discovered your blog .. and I’m so glad I found it! Can tell I’ll be spending a lot of time over here 🙂