Quick & Easy Snacks

We reinvent your favorite snack foods like pretzels, nuts, crackers and fruit to create something new and delicious, even after school snacks.

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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Rating: 3 stars 4885
Make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with our simple two-step recipe that cooks up to a dozen eggs at once. All you need are eggs, a pan large enough to hold them, and water to cover. Follow our tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs, and then enjoy as a protein-packed snack, or in deviled eggs and egg salad.

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 3221
It's the best because it's Martha's go-to banana bread recipe. She included the recipe in her first book, Entertaining, and has been making it ever since. The batter for this easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super-moist texture. Be sure to use very ripe (but not bruised) bananas, and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always uses pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
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Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 901
Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Roasted Pumpkin

This recipe for basic roasted pumpkin is so simple and very versatile. You can eat the sweet, fibrous flesh straight out of the shell with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, or you can get creative. Once you've roasted the pumpkin as directed below, consider making Pumpkin Wedges with Sage or Indian-Spiced Pumpkin.

Creamy Lemon Squares

Rating: 3.5 stars 376
The creamy lemon squares of your dreams take just 15 minutes of prep: Stir together a mere three ingredients to create a sunny, puckery filling for the buttery shortbread crust in this dessert.

Fast Raspberry Scones

Rating: 3 stars 627
Serve these raspberry scones at breakfast or with tea for an afternoon snack.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Sugar Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 686
These large cookies have a classic lemony flavor, a chewy texture, and glistening, crackly tops created with a double sprinkling of sanding sugar.

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

This healthy snack you can make ahead and have a container handy when you are on-the-go.

Mashed-Avocado and Egg Toast

Like a cross between avocado toast and egg salad, this delicious mash-up is served on whole-grain toast and finished with delicate fresh chives. Plus, there's no mayo here—creamy avocado provides plenty of richness.

Coffee Frappe

Rating: 3.5 stars 110
Sweet iced coffee is blended with vanilla ice cream for a homemade version of a coffeehouse treat.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 530
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Cheater's Deviled Eggs

Everything you love about deviled eggs but deconstructed into an easier-to-make bite! Spread rice crackers with mayo and mustard, then top with a slice of hard-boiled egg, smoked sweet paprika, and fresh dill.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Greek Layer Dip
Serve this zesty Mediterranean spin on traditional seven-layer dip with pita chips for a delightful party starter.
Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie
Rating: Unrated 77
Drink up! The fresh ginger in this tropical pineapple smoothie adds a layer of spice that'll give your morning a kick.
Slow-Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies
Rating: 3.5 stars 430

Think beyond stews: Uncover the sweet side of your slow cooker with these crowd-pleasing brownies.