It’s nice to share, but we can all probably admit that at some point in our lives, we’ve all gotten our hands on a snack that’s just too good to share. Whether it’s a candy bar that “reasonable” people wouldn’t think could be eaten by one person in a sitting, a tray of homemade sweets, or a healthy snack packed with flavor, there was just something about it that made us hesitate when somebody asked us “Can I try some of that?” We wanted to guard that snack by sleeping on top of it like a dragon guards its treasure. At One Green Planet, we understand that feeling.
In fact, we understand it so much that we’ve pulled together a list of snacks of all kinds — sweet, savory, salty, healthy, and indulgent — for you to try. No sharing necessary.
1. No-Bake Cookie Butter Bars
The base of these No-Bake Cookie Butter Bars is made with melted cookie butter (cookie butter is a spread made out of crushed spiced biscuits) and graham crackers and it’s topped off with even more cookie butter and melted chocolate. Don’t have cookie butter? No problem! You can substitute your favorite nut or seed butter and the results will still be fabulous.
2. Dill Edamame Snack
Edamame pods are a great protein-filled snack that are super fun to eat! This Dill Edamame Snack is brought to the next level with its eclectic mix of herbs including cinnamon powder, cardamom, turmeric, and fresh dill. Simply marinate the edamame pods in this flavorful oil and start snacking!
3. Roasted Balsamic Carrot Hummus
As soon as you dipped your first pita chip into this unique Roasted Balsamic Carrot Hummus, you’ll be in love. It’s the perfect balance of those savory, rustic hummus flavors mixed with the slightly sweet, caramelized balsamic carrots. Serve with homemade pita chips, tortilla chips, or fresh vegetables.
4. Nut-Butter Stuffed Date Chocolates
These Nut-Butter Stuffed Date Chocolates combine some of the best flavors when it comes to dessert: the sugary goodness of soft Medjool dates, creamy nut butter, and of course, chocolate. Each bite-sized treat has an explosive amount of flavor. Since they’re stuffed with nut butter they can be your go-to sweet snack to stave off hunger.
5. Zucchini Tater Tots
You probably remember tater tots, those coveted (and greasy) pillows of potato-y goodness served at school lunches. This 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.
6. Cinnamon Ginger Snack Bites
These Cinnamon Ginger Snack Bites are made from pumpkin seeds blended with dried fruit and spices to make a snack that’s sticky, sweet, and spicy. These treats are a little sweet, a little spicy, and just the thing to reach for whenever you’re craving a little snack that’s full of flavor. A food processor and six ingredients are all you need to make these, making this an ideal recipe for weekly lunchbox snacks.
7. Quinoa Flax Nachos
Did you know that if you make nacho chips in a healthy way, you can enjoy it every week with absolute no guilt? Yup, that’s right! Take these Quinoa Flax Nacho Chips, for instance. They’re made from nutrient-dense quinoa and chickpea flour, have healthy flax seeds throughout, and are baked instead of fried. Top with avocado and some healthy tomato salsa and there you have it: healthy nachos!
8. Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets
These oven-fried Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets are guaranteed to be the star of your dinner night, snacktime, 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.
9. Lemon Avocado Chickpea Mash
This Lemon Avocado Chickpea Mash is one of those recipes that is so simple you’ll be surprised you didn’t think of it yourself. Chickpeas and avocados are mashed together and seasoned with salt, pepper, and a generous amount of lemon. This zesty, creamy, and hearty combo is the perfect toast topper, dip for veggies, or spread for sandwiches.
10. Cake Batter Cashew-Macadamia Butter
Who hasn’t snacked on a spoonful of nut butter? Dreams really do come true with this creamy Cashew-Macadamia Butter that tastes just like funfetti cake. If you don’t have time to bake a cake, then this recipe is here for you. It’s a magical combination of toasty-nuttiness that satisfies your craving for cake in a pinch.
11. Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts
These delicious little Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts are inspired by, you guessed it — Bounty bars — a beloved chocolate covered coconut candy. It’s clear why everyone loves them so much, the combination of chocolate and coconut is insanely scrumptious! With the added sweet nutty base, these tarts are like the average Bounty bars (minus the bad stuff, loaded with good stuff) and taken to a whole other level! Keep them stored in the refrigerator for late night snacking.
12. Jelly Dough-Not Holes
These sweet Jelly Dough-Not Holes are made from oats, nut butter, and almonds. In the middle hides a fresh fruit “jelly” center in this adorable dessert. These guys might look exactly like a bag of doughnut holes, but nobody will be disappointed by the deception, once they take a bite.
13. Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bars
These Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bars taste like dessert! These protein bars are the perfect hybrid between cake and a chewy granola bar. Plus, it tastes like a peanut butter and banana sandwich with chocolate on top. Keep this one all to yourself for your post-workout snack. Uh, yum.
14. Cheesy Savoy Cabbage Chips
These garlicky, Cheesy Savoy Cabbage Chips are a great budget-friendly alternative for kale chips. They’re the loveliest crispy, savory, delicious, and very healthy snack. Also quick and easy to make, perfect for movie nights or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Forget plain and boring veggie chips, these leaves here are covered with a thick and filling cheesy cashew layer. So satisfying!
15. Whole Foods Loaded Nachos
These Whole Foods Loaded Nachos are perfect for a game day afternoon, a loungy Friday night movie marathon, or even a weeknight dinner. The combination of crunchy tortilla chips, lentil-walnut taco meat, and melty cheese sauce will leave you obsessed! You can use as many or as little add-ons as you want and it’ll be a vegan nacho party for your taste buds!
Sharing is caring, but when it comes to snacks like these, we’d like to keep them all to ourselves.
Lead image source: Whole Foods Loaded Nachos