Snack attacks can strike when you’re least expecting it, and the last thing you want is to be caught empty-handed when your stomach is demanding instant satisfaction. Your best bet? Keep a stash of snackable foods on hand to tackle all of your snack-time cravings. Salty or sweet, the following recipes will give you delicious options when you’re in the mood for some tasty between-meal munchies.
Soft Giant Pretzels
This popular food-court fare can be easily made right in your own kitchen – with even better results! Soft and chewy, with a satisfying sprinkling of coarse salt on top, Soft Giant Pretzels are great plain or served with mustard or your favorite dipping sauce. This recipe calls for mixing the dough in a bread machine, but it’s possible to make these pretzels without one, according to one reviewer. She took the old-fashioned approach, “mixing in a mixer and letting rise for 45 minutes.” If you do have a bread machine, it will cut down on the hands-on prep time and make the recipe even simpler to follow. Another reviewer offered this as a yummy-sounding serving suggestion: “For some of them, we brushed on melted butter and dipped in cinnamon sugar.”
Homemade Honey Grahams
A childhood favorite gets an at-home revamp for grown-up palates. Homemade Honey Grahams are light, crisp, and subtly sweetened with dark brown sugar and honey. With whole wheat flour and toasted wheat germ in the mix, you can feel good about what you’re snacking on. Spread these classic cookies with a dollop of peanut butter for a snack that hits all the right flavor and texture notes.
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Muffins don’t have to be relegated to breakfast. Fluffy, slightly sweet, and packed with satisfying ingredients like shredded zucchini, walnuts, and dried currants or raisins, these Zucchini Muffins pack a punch of flavor anytime. Bake up a batch and keep them in the freezer for a between-meals pick-me-up or an energizing kick-off to your morning. Just zap them in the microwave until they’re warm and moist and perfect for snacking.