30 Easy Snacks to Make at Home (That Aren’t Cheese and Crackers for the Millionth Time)
Stuck at home with a pantry full of snacks? Ugh, we wish. Yep, we know the feeling of eating your crackers, chips and cookies before even putting away the groceries, but snacks are an essential, and we’re not letting you go without. Try these recipes for easy snacks to make at home, so you always have something sweet or salty to munch on, especially between first lunch and second lunch.
1. Homemade Cheese Crackers
These Cheez-Its replicas are extremely easy to make, and you can customize the type of cheese you use to suit your palate.
2. Spicy Avocado Hummus
Part guacamole, part hummus, this dip is fabulous for the indecisive. (And yes, you can dip both pita and tortilla chips into this pretty chickpea snack.)
3. Grilled Cheese Crostini
These mini, two-bite grilled cheeses are the best snack for when you’re contemplating your next meal.
4. Broiler S’mores
No tent or campfire necessary—these s’mores are sofa-friendly and just as good as the real thing. Sing-along and ghost stories optional (but recommended).
5. Roasted Veggie Chips
High heat and a thin slicer are all you need to make these crisp and healthy baked chips. Using a variety of root vegetables offers a beautiful range of color, flavor and texture, but if you only have one or two of the suggested ingredients, that’s OK too.
6. Easy Homemade Potato Chips
Broiling very thinly sliced potatoes coated in oil creates a crispy chip that’s even better than its bagged counterparts.
7. Easy Homemade Pickles
If you’re planning to stay home for a while, pickling is a great way to preserve your produce and create a new snack.
8. Chocolate Granola
Eat it by the handful or with milk. This granola hits that sweet spot between snack and dessert.
9. Easy Cherry Almond Granola Bars
You’ll never buy granola bars again when you see how easy it is to make your own.
10. Sourdough with Whipped Cottage Cheese and Raspberry Chia Jam
You deserve a fancy toast. Or many fancy toasts. Start your snacking on the right foot with this one.
11. Roasted Mixed Nuts
We all know that nuts are a healthy snack, but they can also be so boring. Spice them up and eat them warm for some fancy flair.
12. Spring Crudites with Romesco Sauce
Consider this your challenge to do a little better than eating baby carrots out of the bag and plummeting them straight into a jar of dip. A beautiful presentation gives you the mental break you deserve for snack time.
13. Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes
Greek yogurt makes up most of the filling for these sweet cuties, so yes, they’re a healthy-ish snack.
14. Roasted Edamame
If you have a bag of frozen edamame in your fridge, you essentially have everything you need to make this vitamin-packed finger food. The recipe makes four to six servings, but we have a hard time sharing.
15. Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
Soft pretzels stuffed with cheese are self-care.
16. Tater Tot Nachos
This tray of tots is serving big snack energy. Add as much hot sauce as you can stomach.
17. One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet
Have a watermelon? Make this frozen dessert that is 100 percent fruit and lasts for weeks in your freezer (if you don’t eat it all first).
18. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
Adding cauliflower to boost a smoothie’s creaminess may be the best thing GP’s ever done. And now you can too!
19. Salted Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
Replace your candy-bar cravings with this smoothie that mimics everything that’s great about a peanut butter cup.
20. Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips
In less than 15 minutes, you can be snacking on warm, crisp, fresh tortilla chips.
21. Jalapeño Poppers
So much better than the version from the freezer aisle, these poppers are super easy to make, and naturally, even easier to eat.
22. Fruit Roll-Ups
Congrats on adulthood: Now you can finally make your own fruit roll-ups! From scratch! It’s not at all hard, we promise.
23. Best Ever Brownies
Sometimes you just need a brownie break in the middle of the day. These easy brownies are here for you.
24. Roasted Chickpea Snack
A healthy alternative to grains, chickpeas crisp up nicely and are snackable by the handful.
25. Five-Ingredient Golden Milk Snack Bites
Cashew butter is the base for these creamy, sweet and turmeric-filled bites.
26. Vegan Banana Bread
Walnuts and sweet bananas add so much texture to this snackable bread. Spread it with butter or cream cheese or just enjoy a plain slice.
27. Vegan Samoa Popcorn
Inspired by Girl Scout cookies, this Samoa popcorn recipe takes all the best flavors of the chocolaty caramel cookie and drizzles them on popcorn for a light yet decadent snack.
28. Smoky Savory Fire Crackers
Dress up a regular pack of Saltines with this easy recipe that makes the plain crackers super spicy and crispy.
29. Vegan Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tahini and Maple
These cookies have everything: tahini, maple syrup, oatmeal, our hearts… Make a batch of dough and put a few in the oven whenever snack time rolls around.
30. Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs
Sometimes a well-cooked egg just hits the spot. This high-protein snack takes only minutes to make (and seconds to scarf down).