This is an excellent question.
My Answer: Currently in our home we have a number of choices for the kids and hubby to snack on.
I have a bushel of apples , I make my own applesauce and apple chips.
I have 20 boxes opps make that 15 boxes of Wheat Thins bought on Kroger Sale buy $10 get $4.00 off used coupons end up paying less than $1.00 per box.
Sunflower seeds bought at Kroger 10 for $10 sale
Stuff to make Rice Krispy Treats
Apples to eat and dip in homemade dip
Nuts bought on clearance at Walmart
Pecans from a friends tree
Carrot sticks , Hard boiled eggs
Granola bars purchased almost free with coupons
Popcorn (the type you make on the stove top / lots of toppings)
Rice Cakes bought at Kroger on 10 for $10 sale
Cereals that can be made into snacks rice chexs (make great party mix)
Also other cereal and one bag of Pretzels
So this is what is in my stock pile for snacks and of all the things listed above we paid about $20.00 total out of our grocery budget by buying on sale and with coupons.
I can also make Oatmeal cookies and Peanut butter cookies with items I have on hand and I often make large cookies for lunches.
Snacks are not a item we eat a lot of however, I do pack snack items for lunch.