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.

Staff Picks

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars 3221
The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

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.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.63 stars 582
Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Creamy Lemon Squares

Rating: 3.56 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.

Puffed-Rice Bars with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Rating: 3.94 stars 121
Transform out-of-the-box rice cereal into peanut-packed cookie bars spread with melted chocolate.

Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 3.77 stars 901
Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Fast Raspberry Scones

Rating: 3.21 stars 627
Serve these raspberry scones at breakfast or with tea for an afternoon snack.

Persimmon and Brie Crostini

These little toasts make a delectable Thanksgiving appetizer. Be sure to use Fuyu persimmons -- they should be ripe but sliceable.

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Longing for homemade chocolate chip cookies in a snap? Nut butter does double duty by replacing both flour and regular butter in these five-ingredient, two-bite (gluten-free!) treats.

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

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

Oatmeal Crisps

Rating: 3.14 stars 129
Bake these delicate cookies during the weekend, and enjoy them throughout the week.

Spiced Walnuts

Rating: 3.11 stars 130
Cayenne pepper gives these slightly sweet walnuts a piquant kick.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Delicious Snack Recipes That Are Perfect for Any Mood
A full meal can feel like too big of a commitment, especially when we're craving something quick and satisfying. That's where snacks come in! Equally popular with kids and adults alike, most of our best snack recipes are wholesome and nutritious, and all are deeply satisfying. Join us in snacking right through breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Broiled Persimmons with Mascarpone
Rating: Unrated 144
When fully ripe, persimmons have a glossy red-orange skin, similar to tomatoes, and a tangy-sweet flavor. They are available at most markets from October through March; choose fruit that is plump and slightly soft but not at all mushy.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.