We all have those moments where we realize we need food, and we need it fast! Sometimes we forget about Aunt Sharon’s Christmas party. Sometimes we’re just hanging with friends, and our stomachs start getting mouthy. Grabbing a bag of chips and a jar of salsa isn’t always good enough. There are times in our lives when we need a snack that is just a little more elevated.
It’s great to have some easy, tried and true recipes in your back pocket for moments like this. But some days we blank. Sometimes our favorites just aren’t calling our names. And we can always use a fresh stock of easy recipes to add to our repertoire. This list will help you find the right recipe for whatever mood you’re in.
8 Yummy Snacks You Can Whip Up For Those Last-Minute Munchies
1 – Creamy Herb Crescent Bites
These savory crescent bites are made from store-bought dough, making them super quick and easy. But you’ll still get all the warm feelings of fresh-baked goodies. And they would be easy to customize using whatever toppings you have on hand!
2 – Easy Cheesy Pizza Breadsticks
Basically single serve pizza, these breadsticks are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They’re made using crescent roll dough and prepared pizza sauce, so they’re quick, easy, and amazing. Especially great for a guys’ night. Or a girls’ night. Or your kid’s birthday bash. Basically any event will do.
These breadsticks are almost guaranteed to disappear fast, and with all the praise you’ll be getting you’re sure to return to this recipe over and over again.
3 – Bacon Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels
Before we move on, we have to throw in another one that uses refrigerated dough and cream cheese spread. Because they’re easy. And tasty. And who doesn’t need that in their lives?
These bacon jalapeno popper pinwheels are done in under an hour. However, they look like they took much longer, and they’re as tasty as they are good-looking.
4 – Heavenly Filled Strawberries
If you’re craving something sweet but don’t want a lot of sugar, these cream cheese filled strawberries are perfect. They’re creamy, and decadent and bite-sized, and so easy to put together quickly. Make them for a last minute party or keep them all to yourself. We won’t judge.
5 – Flourless Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies
While we’re on the topic of sweets, how about these flourless peanut butter cookies? Gluten sensitivities are becoming increasingly common, so it’s always a good idea to bring a gluten-free dish when you can. Having a great recipe to pull out whenever you need it is so helpful, and your gluten-conscious friends will be grateful to find something they can enjoy too.
6 – Sweet and Sour Meatballs
If you’re looking to make something a little heftier, these 3-ingredient meatballs may be just the thing. They need to slow cook for several hours, which means they aren’t exactly a last minute recipe. However, with only three ingredients and five minutes of prep time, they’re definitely an easy one to fit into the cracks and crevices of a tight schedule.
7 – Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
This is one of those recipes where you can hardly tell it’s vegan. These pinwheels are super quick and easy, with no cooking required. Even if you’re not a vegan, these look pretty darn yummy. And all the vegans in the room will thank you. If that’s not your thing, though, this recipe can easily be made with regular cheese for the dairy lovers among us.
8 – Vegan Turmeric Snack Bites
Now, we know what you may be thinking. Turmeric doesn’t belong in sweet, tasty little pleasure snacks, right? But these quick little bites use cocoa to cover the taste of the turmeric. So why not benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties?
This recipe only takes a few minutes to whip up, and you could easily swap or add spices to change up the flavors. Make it ahead in large batches so that you can simply grab and go whenever the need arises.
Always be ready with the perfect recipes
Maybe you are bringing a dish to a party, browsing for ideas for a midnight snack, or simply trying to be prepared during the holiday season when these things are needed unexpectedly. Whatever the reason you found this list, we hope it gave you the answers you were looking for.
And it’s always good to have a list of great recipes to choose from at the drop of a hat! If you’re looking for meal inspiration, take a minute to check out our hearty, warming menu ideas for unexpected guests. Having ideas ready means more time for the people and moments that are the most important.