Make-and-Take Snacks to Grab on Your Way Out the Door

If you're anything like us, you sometimes need a quick snack between meals to give your day a boost. All of these recipes are ready to grab and go, whether you're in a rush and your stomach is growling or you just want to plan out your midafternoon snack break in advance. Salty, sweet, spicy ... these snacks have it all!

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    Blueberry Cereal Bars

    Making your own cereal bars may seem intimidating, but you need only a few ingredients and 15 minutes of hands-on time to whip up a batch of better-than-store-bought bars. Trust us, they're worth it when your stomach starts rumbling.

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    No-Bake Energy Poppers

    Need a quick boost of energy? Pop one of these bite-size snacks loaded with rolled oats, almond butter, and shredded coconut. They'll give you the energy you need to make it through the afternoon!

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    Frozen Yogurt Bark

    Craving yogurt but don't have a spoon handy? No problem! This frozen Greek yogurt bark has all the same flavor of a yogurt cup turned into a one-handed, on-the-go snack. Plus, you can customize every bite with your favorite fruits!

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    Peppered Kale Chips

    Snacking on crispy, crunchy kale chips is not only a good way to keep your hunger at bay, but also great for sneaking a serving of veggies into your afternoon. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, this is one snack you can feel good about grabbing when you're on the go.

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    Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

    In less than an hour, you can have a batch of chickpeas roasted with rosemary, honey, and cayenne pepper that's big enough to last you for nearly 10 snack sessions. Fill a bag with these sweet and spicy chickpeas before you leave so they're ready to satisfy your cravings later!

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    Italian Parmesan Pretzels

    Who doesn't love biting into a soft, warm pretzel? This all-time snacking favorite goes homemade with this customizable make-ahead recipe, so you can reach for a sweet or savory pretzel when the hunger pangs set in.

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    Make-It-Mine Oatmeal Cookies

    Sometimes a cookie is the perfect midafternoon pick-me-up. When you make these oatmeal cookies, you can customize them just the way you like with your favorite mix-ins, spices, and flavorings. All you're missing is milk!

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    Root Veggie Chips with Sea Salt

    You could reach for a bag of potato chips when your stomach starts growling, but they won't be as healthy as a handful of these root veggie chips. Same salty crunch but with just two ingredients, so you won't feel guilty later about snacking on these chips now.

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    Citrus-Topped Double Blueberry Muffins

    Not all snacks have to be salty and crunchy. These soft muffins are filled with juicy blueberries and topped with lemon and orange peel, so you'll taste plenty of fruity flavor in every bite.

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    Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps

    If plain old apple slices are starting to bore you, spice them up a little by making baked apple crisps. Each crisp is sprinkled with a mix of sugar and ground chipotle chile pepper, so there's a burst of sweet and spicy flavor with every crunch.

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    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bar

    As it turns out, chocolate and peanut butter aren't just for dessert. Much better than store-bought, these homemade granola bars are filled with sweet and salty ingredients so you never have to choose between the two again.

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    Crunchy Ranch Party Mix

    If you like a little variety in your snacks, then this party mix is for you. Before leaving in the morning, grab a bag filled with ranch-spiced corn cereal, chow mein noodles, pretzels, and nuts—so each taste of your afternoon snack is just a little different.

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    Chia Fudgy Brownies

    Not every snack has to be totally healthy, but the chia seeds in these chocolaty brownies helps make them better than most desserts. Just a few bites of fudgy goodness, and your chocolate cravings will be satisfied.

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    Pita Chips

    Get your crunchy snack fix with these homemade pita chips! Brush pita rounds with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and oregano before baking to give these chips their fresh herb flavor.

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    Roasted Banana Bread

    Whether you need a morning or afternoon snack, your day will definitely improve if you bring along a wrapped-up slice of banana bread. The best part? This recipe lets you customize the flavor, so you can sink your teeth into a slice of blueberry-coconut, mango-ginger, or even PB&J banana bread!

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    Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts

    This recipe may taste indulgent, but using dates as a sweetener instead of chocolate makes them a little bit healthier than your average truffle. Two of these walnut-covered snacks in the afternoon, and your sweet tooth will be satisfied.

  • Next Slideshow Chickpea Snack Recipes (They're Healthy-ish!)

    Chickpea Snack Recipes (They're Healthy-ish!)

    Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are everywhere! Just try walking down the snack aisle without seeing roasted chickpeas. They're all the rage for good reason. High in fiber and protein, they boost nutrition in any recipe. Add them to snacks for midday fuel with these chickpea recipes. Hummus, trendy roasted chickpeas, even muffins -- we've got chickpea snack recipes for any craving.
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