Who loves snacks? We love snacks? Why? Because snacks are awesome, that’s why — especially party snacks of any kind. For us, there’s little that comes close to the positive feeling you get from spending time with friends and loved ones while enjoying homemade snacks that are so good you’ll wish you had made an entire batch for yourself … but hey, sharing is caring, right? Right. So, if you’re looking for shareable snacks, then you’ve come to the right place because we specialize in sniffing out the best, so-delicious-you-don’t-want-to-share snacks that also happen to be completely meat-free and dairy-free.
Welcome to the master list of party snacks.
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These 25 vegan snacks are just what you need to take movie night, game night, a barbecue, or any ol’ party to the next level.
1. Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip
Cheesy burger spreads, pizza crust, oven-roasted steaks, and now buffalo wings, it’s safe to say that with cauliflower, you can do it all. Cauliflower is a favorite ingredient to use because it is so versatile and has a power punch of nutrition. This recipe for Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip by Jasmine Briones is a spicy and delicious snack perfect for any occasion.
2. Spinach Dip Crescent Roll Ring
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A must-have at any party, Melanie Sorrentino‘s Spinach Dip Crescent Roll Ring is just delicious. Creamy, garlicky spinach dip is wrapped in crescent rolls and then baked until the rolls are crispy and golden and the dip is warm. It’s so easy to make, you may as well make two because it’ll disappear fast.
3. 1-Ingredient Beet Sliders
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Beet is one of those extremely versatile veggies that you can make a hundred different ways and it still surprises you — like Maya Sozer‘s 1-Ingreient Beet Sliders. Yes, it turns out, if you boil it with spices and then slice and grill to make a crust, it makes a perfectly good patty. Serve these little sliders with your favorite greens and enjoy!
4. Broccoli ‘Wings’
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Similar to cauliflower “wings,” but a little more flavorful, Margaret Chapman‘s crispy Broccoli “Wings” will be the star appetizer of any party. Broccoli florets are coated in a gluten-free batter and then baked to crispy perfection. Leave them plain, or toss them in any kind of sauce you like.
5. Everything Bagel Soft Pretzels
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Who doesn’t love a good pretzel? This recipe for Everything Bagel Soft Pretzels by Emily Brees combines the soft and fluffy texture of pretzels with the fun and flavorful seasoning of an everything bagel. Garlicky, textured, and perfect for dipping in some mustard! Or you can get creative and slice this pretzel in half and make a sandwich.
6. Jalapeño Poppers With Smoked Tofu
These Jalapeño Poppers with Smoked Tofu by Chris Bartis are the perfect mix of crunchy and creamy consistencies, together with the heat of the jalapeño and the complimentary cooling of the vegan cream cheese. Smoked tofu adds another layer of heat and a bacon-ish flavor to the mix. Is your mouth watering yet?
7. All-American Quinoa Chili Fries
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Nothing hits the spot like a big ol’ plate of All-American Chili Fries, especially ones you can really dig into cause they’re totally healthy! This recipe by Gin Butters is a hearty, delicious veggie quinoa chili piled high on fresh, seasoned oven fries. We guarantee that both you and your friends will fall in love this snack.
8. Mozzarella-Stuffed Quinoa Pizza Bites
Homemade vegan mozzarella rolled in soft and fluffy quinoa. No, this is not a dream — these are Mozzarella-Stuffed Quinoa Pizza Bites by Lena Pfetzer. With a savory tomato sauce dipping sauce on the side, these little bites will cure the fiercest of pizza cravings. Make these as a fun appetizer or make a big batch and gobble them up yourself.
9. Trinidadian Alloo Hand Pies
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These Alloo Hand Pies are a popular Trinidadian street food made from spiced mashed potatoes folded into dough and then fried. The potatoes are flavorful and creamy, with warm spices, vegan butter, and vegan sour cream, while the dough is crispy and warm. These snacks by Nita Ragoonanan are best served with spiced chickpeas or any kind of chutney, from savory onion to sweet and spicy mango.
10. Tortilla Hummus Cups
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Dipping chips will be so passé once you try Faith VanderMolen‘s Tortilla Hummus Cups. Turn ordinary tortillas into a fun and creative snack! You can fill the cups with any kind of hummus, so you can customize your flavor profile to your liking. The contrast between the creamy hummus, the crisp and fresh toppings and the crunchy tortilla chips will make these disappear from their platter in an instant.
11. Filipino Fried Spring Rolls
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Traditional Filipino Fried Spring Rolls, or Vegetable Lumpiang Shanghai, as they are called, are usually filled with pork. Here, RG Enriquez kept the essence of the Asian dish but replaced the filling with vegetables! Carrots, sweet potatoes, jicama, and kabocha squash come together in this snack. They’re crispy, savory, and best served with a sweet dip like ketchup.
12. Beet Hummus Bites
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Rekka Bell‘s Beet Hummus Bites are more than just pretty — they’re delicious. Roasted beet hummus, black olives, and arugula salad tucked into homemade bamboo charcoal tortillas. The beet hummus is earthy and garlicky and the tortillas are ridiculously easy to make. Serve these at a party and you’ll most likely catch everyone snapping food photos before devouring.
13. Zucchini Tater Tots
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You probably remember tater tots, those coveted (and greasy) pillows of potato-y goodness served at school lunches. Kirsten Kaminski‘s recipe for Zucchini Tater Tots is a healthier take on those and they’re so good, you’ll want to carry them around in your pocket so you can have them all to yourself. It’s as easy as mashing potato and grated zucchini together, forming them into tots, and baking them until golden and crispy.
14. Lemon Thyme and Roasted Garlic Flatbread
If you’re intimidated by the idea of making bread, then Cassidy Payne‘s Lemon Thyme and Roasted Garlic Flatbread is a good place to get started. This bread is pretty low fuss and great to serve up with soup or on a platter of food, not to mention, pretty fun to make,and it requires little kneading. The rich roasted garlic works perfectly with the lemon thyme and olive oil, forming a delicious combination.
15. Cheesy Pull Bread
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Whether you’re hosting a party, movie night, or just hanging with friends, Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Cheesy Pull Bread is a must-make. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 10,000,000. Crispy sourdough bread is stuffed with herby, garlicky vegan cream cheese, spinach, and vegan mozzarella and then baked until melty and bubbly. This bread serves a small crowd, but you’ll want it all to yourself.
16. Onion Pakoras With Avocado Dipping Sauce
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A pakora is an Indian snack that’s essentially a vegetable dipped in chickpea flour, so they’re naturally gluten-free, and then deep-fried until crispy. These savory Onion Pakoras by the Cruelty Free Family are spiced with garlic, cumin, and curry powder and served with a cool, spicy, and creamy avocado dip. These are perfect as an appetizer or snack at any party.
17. Panko-Crusted Zucchini Chips
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Sofia Van Porat‘s Panko-Crusted Zucchini Chips are the perfect movie night snack! They’re light and crunchy and should you want a little extra flavor, you can even add your favorite herbs and spices to the mix. Serve with your favorite chip dip, or enjoy them as is. You might want to double the recipe, though — these will disappear fast.
18. Chickpea Fondue
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Fondue is more than just food, it’s a whole dining experience. Sara Hohn‘s Chickpea Fondue is worthy of being called an experience. In this version of fondue, chickpeas take main stage, creating the silky smooth texture for the ooey-gooey dish you know and love.
19. Jalapeño Cheddar Pretzels
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Whether or not you’re a pro at making bread, this recipe is fun to make — really, how can you get any better than Jalapeño Cheddar Pretzels? These snacks by Gabrielle St. Claire are soft pretzels like you can get from the streets of New York City, but better, because they’re homemade, they’re cheesy, and they’re spicy. Break these up into bite-size portions for movie night with your friends and family!
20. BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls
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The best comfort foods are simple and making Melanie Sorrentino‘s BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls is super-easy and super hands-off, like these pulled carrot rolls. Shredded carrots are the perfect whole foods based replacement for pulled pork. Drenched in a tangy, sticky barbecue sauce, these pulled carrot rolls are a guaranteed hit.
21. Watermelon Tartare
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Azucena Noriega‘s refreshing Watermelon Tartare is perfect for hot summer days, especially as a snack or party appetizer. The combination of flavors completely transforms the watermelon. The citrus juice combined with sesame seeds and soy sauce or tamari gives it a delicious umami flavor that’s unforgettable.
22. Sesame Ginger Tofu Skewers With Peanut Dipping Sauce
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Tofu is not only a great source of protein, but it is an amazing flavor absorber! Not only does marinating make Kristen Genton‘s Sesame Ginger Tofu Skewers taste deliciously savory, they also get slightly crispy while cooking. Paired with peanut sauce that you can enjoy crunchy or smooth, this dish is wonderful as a party appetizer or finger food.
23. Papas Rellenas: Eggplant and Potato Croquettes
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Papas Rellenas are a type of croquette popular in many Latin American countries. In this recipe by the Cruelty Free Family, the crispy potato croquettes have a savory, sweet, and spicy eggplant filling that’s surrounded by creamy mashed potatoes. They’re then paired with a creamy and irresistible avocado sauce for dipping. These are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, but it’s also worth making mashed potatoes just to experience this flavorful appetizer or party snack.
24. 4-Ingredient Pizza Rolls
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Making pizza is super fun. Kneading the dough, slathering on tomato sauce, and of course topping it with all of your favorites is a good afternoon spent. If only there was a way to translate the amazingness of pizza into a party snack…oh wait! There is! Casey Muir-Taylor‘s 4-Ingredient Pizza Rolls have all the deliciousness of this Italian favorite tucked neatly in a little roll, perfect!
25. Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets
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Nicole McTaggart‘s oven-fried Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets are guaranteed to be the star of your dinner night, parties … everything! The secret is to cook flour covered cauliflower slowly in coconut oil. The slow oven baking helps to crisp up the outside without having undercooked cauliflower.
Who says you even need a party to make one (or all) these awesome recipes? To be honest, we would eat them anytime.
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Lead image source: Spinach Dip Crescent Roll Ring