30 Easy Snacks to Make at Home (That Aren’t Cheese and Crackers for the Millionth Time)

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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3. Grilled Cheese Crostini

These mini, two-bite grilled cheeses are the best snack for when you’re contemplating your next meal.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8. Chocolate Granola

Eat it by the handful or with milk. This granola hits that sweet spot between snack and dessert.

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9. Easy Cherry Almond Granola Bars

You’ll never buy granola bars again when you see how easy it is to make your own.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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13. Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes

Greek yogurt makes up most of the filling for these sweet cuties, so yes, they’re a healthy-ish snack.

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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.

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15. Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Soft pretzels stuffed with cheese are self-care.

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16. Tater Tot Nachos

This tray of tots is serving big snack energy. Add as much hot sauce as you can stomach.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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20. Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips

In less than 15 minutes, you can be snacking on warm, crisp, fresh tortilla chips.

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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.

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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.

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23. Best Ever Brownies

Sometimes you just need a brownie break in the middle of the day. These easy brownies are here for you.

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24. Roasted Chickpea Snack

A healthy alternative to grains, chickpeas crisp up nicely and are snackable by the handful.

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25. Five-Ingredient Golden Milk Snack Bites

Cashew butter is the base for these creamy, sweet and turmeric-filled bites.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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