Easy Snack Recipes To Keep On Hand

A stack of chicken quesadilla triangles

When a snack attack hits, you don’t want to have to work too hard in the kitchen to satisfy it. With the following recipes, you won’t have to. These snacks don’t take long to prepare, and they’re sure to hit all the right notes to calm your craving – no matter what you’re in the mood for. Keep these recipes close at hand to feed your need for a tasty snack any time.

Pigs in a Blanket

Just three simple ingredients is all it takes to create these classic crowd-pleasers on a whim. And better yet, they take less than 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish. All you need is 1 sheet of puff pastry, six hot dogs, and six slices of cheddar cheese. Slice the puff pastry into six even rectangles, and top with a slice of cheese. Place a hot dog on each rectangle of pastry and cheese, and roll it up. Cut each roll into three pieces, arrange them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Flaky, savory, and golden brown, these satisfying bites will hit the spot.

Microwave 4-Minute Chicken Quesadilla

If you’re in the mood for a little Mexican, this recipe is at the ready. It’s simple to prepare and showcases your favorite South of the Border flavors and textures. Combine a little shredded chicken, diced bell pepper, taco seasoning, and shredded cheddar, and sandwich the mixture between two flour tortillas. Microwave until crispy and heated through, slice into triangles, and enjoy!

Easy Microwave Potato Chips

No need to reach for a bag of commercially processed chips when you can make your own from fresh potatoes! Slice russet potatoes into 1/8-inch slices and coat each slice in olive oil. Arrange the potato slices in an even layer on an oil-coated, microwave-safe plate, sprinkle with salt, and microwave six to seven minutes or until the chips begin to brown.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cakes

For a rich, simple sweet treat, all you need is three ingredients: 1 cup of chocolate hazelnut spread, two eggs, and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour. Whisk together 3/4 cup of the spread and the eggs, and then mix in the flour. Evenly distribute the mixture between two mugs, and microwave each mug for 2 minutes. When cooled, frost each mug cake with the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate hazelnut spread.