Snacks are the best way to impress your guests whether it’s a party, a holiday, an anniversary or just a movie night among friends. We chose 20 recipes easy to make and enough to earn you praise. They are awesome, taste amazing and even look fun!
We found nice ideas for desert snacks and a lot of these recipes come in small and cute sizes. By the end of the list, you’ll surely want to invite some friends over tonight!
20. Can’t Stop Eating It
Who doesn’t like cheesy garlic bread with bacon dip? Get a baguette, stuff it with bacon dip and cheese, brush some garlic and butter and bake it until crusty and golden. It’s a fast, easy, and delicious snack you’ll have to fight over with your friends.
But don’t worry, we found some more cheesy snacks for you, and they’re all YUM!
19. Savory and Spice Pinwheels
Get some bacon, cheddar, jalapeno and refrigerated crescent rolls and get cooking. Combine them with cream cheese and they’re like jalapeno poppers. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love them? You got the perfect blend of spice and savory in just a bite!
Talking about bites…
18. Caprese Bites
It sounds and looks fancy, but it’s a no-brainer. Just get some red bell peppers, mozzarella, and tomato. Roast the red bell peppers and add some bacon to make them absolutely delicious. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar and it will immediately transport you to Italy.
You can also go Mexican (check out #5), or you can stay All-American with this next snack recipe.
17. Mini Mac and Cheese Cups
The best Mac and Cheese is one you can hand in your hands and can fit in your mouth. And there is a way to make this perfect combination work: muffin tins! Put the tiny bites on a plate and people will rave about your snack. Beware, you might need to make a habit of cooking this recipe and bring it to ALL parties!
If you like sweet snacks, get some sticks and try not to eat all the next ingredients…
16. Marshmallow Pops
These are great for children’s parties, for a date night, or a baby shower. Everyone loves dessert, so marshmallows, candy melts and sprinkles are the best combination ever! It’s an easy recipe, and if you haven’t munched through half of the ingredients, a great snack to surprise your guests with. We have seen these funny pops at unicorn-themed parties, and they are so cute!
Here’s another recipe to use marshmallows…
15. S’Mores Pops
A different variation of the previous recipe also includes three ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham crackers. You don’t need the campfire for this snack. Just melt the chocolate, dip the marshmallows and coat them with crackers!
Now let’s get back to some light snacks like the next one.
14. Cucumber With Herbed Cream Cheese
Use cream cheese or any kind of soft cheese and mix it with fresh herbs like basil, sage, oregano and some chives. Slice some cucumbers, add the cheese and then a small basil leaf to make the snack look fabulous. The best thing about this recipe is that you can add the cheese mix on anything: crackers, sandwiches, bagels or other veggies like red bell pepper.
Check out the next tiny snacks.
13. Back to Italy
Go back to Italy with these mini pizzas. Basically, it needs the same ingredients like a normal sized pizza, but it’s all scaled down to a bite-sized snack. Roll the dough no thicker than 1 cm and find small round cutters to cut out discs. Add your fave toppings and bake them until the cheese has melted.
For the next two recipes, go bananas!
12. Crunchy Bananas
Get some bananas, mix yogurt with peanut butter, coat banana slices and roll them in cornflakes and slightly cooked coconut flakes. Mix sweet, salty and crunchy in a healthy snack for work and kids’ parties.
If you have too many bananas, wrap them following the tip from #2, or whip up an awesome dip like the next one.
11. The Party Dip
Go to parties with a homemade dip and pie crust dippers. It sounds like a lot of cooking, but it’s not! You’ll need bananas, some Nutella, cool whip and refrigerated pie crust. Mix all the dip ingredients together and chill it before serving. Get the pie crust, cut it with cute cookie cutters and bake them until golden.
The next healthy snack is a no-brainer.
10. Sweet Potato Chips
Two ingredients for a healthy snack: sweet potatoes and cooking spray. Salt is optional! Slice some sweet potatoes, place them on parchment paper on the microwave turntable plate, microwave them for 4-5 minutes (depending on how powerful your microwave is), and leave the chips cool for about a minute for perfect crispiness.
Now let’s check out the healthy sweet snack filled with fiber and protein.
9. Blueberries Covered in Yogurt
The best low-calorie snack you can munch on after dinner time is this healthy snack. Get some fresh blueberries and roll them into some Greek yogurt. Place them on a parchment paper and freeze them. This is the best alternative to ice cream! You can also try the recipe with other fruits.
You can also use fruit with goat cheese…
8. Cheese Balls With Grapes
The perfect appetizer for fall is this one. It’s simple and elegant, and it’s a surprising mix of texture, flavor, and juiciness! We cannot think of any better combination than fresh goat cheese, nuts, honey and a white grape.
Check out these next yummy snacks.
7. Mini Cheeseburgers
Get some dinner rolls from the store and make them as small as you want. Prepare the meat in small discs, and add small pieces of cheese, lettuce, bacon and tomato. You can never fail with a cheeseburger, and the small versions are truly adorable!
Or you can use a classic desert recipe…
6. Chocolate Chip Cookies
We haven’t heard anyone refusing chocolate chip cookies. And if you’ve mastered a perfect recipe, you’ll surely win everyone’s heart with your delicious snack.
Of course, you can also try Mexican snacks because we found two perfect recipes to set you on fire!
5. Mini Tacos
We wished tacos were bite-sized so we could eat more! And we can make this wish happen. They might be small, but they have the same flavor as the regular sized ones. The best thing is you can use a muffin tin to bake them!
4. Mexican Deviled Eggs
These snacks really have the devil’s heat – all thanks to the jalapeños! The recipe is perfect for Halloween or a Mexican themed party. Complement the hotness with something refreshing like the next awesome Halloween “shot.”
3. Jell-o Shots
The biggest party hit is Jell-O shots. You can place them in fruits for fun snacks, or use regular syringes for a dramatic look. Mix your favorite jell-o, suck it into syringes, and place them into the fridge.
2. Wrapped Banana Bites
Get some wraps, spread some Nutella or peanut butter and wrap whole bananas. Cut them in small sizes and you’ve got yourself the best desert ever – and it’s also healthy! Add some extra sweetness by pouring some honey.
1. A Vase With Tomatoes
Last but not least, the easiest snack ever is cherry tomatoes filled with mozzarella and decorated with basil leaves. They look so pretty in a glass, and also work as a bouquet of roses – which you can eat! How cool is that?