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Easy Snacks to Make in 5 Minutes at Home

Have a snack platter ready in minutes morning, noon or midnight! Easy snacks to make in 5 minutes at home is essential information for any mom or dad out there. Never let you or your children get over-hungry again with these super simple, super tasty snacks!

Easy snacks to make at home, 5-ingredients, 5-minute prep collage.

Healthy Snacks with 5 Ingredients or Less

How many times do you hear your kids say, “I’m hungry” in just one day? Arm yourself with these easy snacks to stop the relentless running tape. 

Whether your kids just got home from school, a neighbor drops by, or you are feeling famished, it’s great to have a repertoire of no-fail snacks in your head. 

Sometimes the most challenging part about feeding ourselves is knowing what to put in our mouths. These recipes are so tasty you’ll never be without ideas for food on the fly.

Each recipe takes five minutes to make before it’s ready to eat. You can also take these on the go, because many of them travel well too. Pack them into your bag and check off one of these road trip hacks from your list.

How to Make Easy Snacks in 5 Minutes

To accomplish the mastery of these snack recipes in five minutes, you just need the basics. These recipes are all about mixing, blending, slicing, sprinkling and dipping.

You may need a blender, a bowl, a spoon, and a knife, but I’m sure you already have these tools in your kitchen. The point here is to satiate your hunger craving and to do it fast.

The ingredients are everyday items usually found on your shopping list: cream cheese, nut butter, chocolate, fresh fruit. However, you may have to run to the store for the marshmallow fluff.

The main thing is to peruse these recipes and load up on ideas for shortcuts to snacks in your kitchen. Then, save these recipes and add them to your meal plan app today so that you can stay on track!

Easy Snack Ideas

Does it drive you nuts to see your family just standing in front of the fridge wondering what to eat? Whip up snacks for you and your people in minutes and shut the refrigerator door! These snacks are crazy-good with only five ingredients or less!

3-ingredient easy onion dip with fresh vegetables on a plate.
3 Ingredient Easy Onion Dip
Make this 3 ingredient onion dip as a family-friendly snack for your next holiday party or summer pool day. Not only is it flavorful and easy to make with budget-friendly ingredients, but it is versatile enough for all occasions during the year.
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Blueberry smoothie in a mason jar with fresh blueberries and mint garnish and a white and blue stripe paper straw.
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Make this blueberry avocado smoothie, and you may ask yourself: What am I eating? Is this ice cream? It’s not ice cream, but it’s absolutely luscious!
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A bowl of guacamole with cilantro garnish and a piece of chip dipped in it on a wooden chopping board.
4-Ingredient Guacamole
Try this guac with ripe avocados, a splash of lime juice, a pinch of salt, and your favorite salsa for an impressively quick, easy, and totally delicious summer snack or topping. You only need the ingredients, a spoon, and one bowl before the chunky avocado dip is ready to enjoy.
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A person holding a piece of pizza roll with a plate of pizza rolls and dipping sauce as background.
Keto Pizza Rolls
Whip up pizza rolls are in just 5 minutes! These are the ultimate late-night snack. Mozzarella and pepperoni make everybody happy.
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A bowl of lawson's chip dip on a clay plate with chips.
Lawson’s Chip Dip Recipe
Lawson’s Chip Dip is an easy 3-ingredient sour cream dip perfect for serving with potato chips, veggie sticks, or crackers. This copycat recipe includes cream cheese, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning. It's a great party dip made in 5 minutes.
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Two glasses of bahama mama smoothie on a wooden chopping board surrounded by slices of pineapples and strawberries.
Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie
This copycat recipe only takes four ingredients and five minutes or less to make. It’s a great summer snack or breakfast with frozen fruit, coconut milk, and white chocolate. You’ll love the sweet tropical flavors that whisk you away to a far-off island without ever needing to pack a bag.
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Fruit dip swirl in a white bowl with strawberries, blueberries, green grapes and watermelon slices on the side.
Fruit Dip
This fruit dip is so good you might just forget about the fruit and eat it by the spoonful. Plus, you’ll love that it only calls for three ingredients. It’s sweet, light, and marshmallow fluffy.
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A bowl of candied pecans next to cinnamon sticks.
Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans
Hot nuts, anyone? Who could say no? Not when these candied pecans are made in 5 minutes on the stovetop.
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No-bake peanut butter balls with chocolate chips on a plate.
No Bake Peanut Butter Balls
Roll out Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate Chips in a few minutes and feast on what tastes like raw cookie dough. You’ll be surprised by what you can make with simple and healthy ingredients sitting in your cupboard. Plus, kids love helping you make these balls.
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Apple nachos drizzled with caramel and chocolate chips on a white plate.
Apple Nachos
Apple Nachos hit the sweet spot. This easy snack for kids is just sliced apples drizzled with smooth peanut butter and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips. Add toppings of your choice to this tasty afterschool treat.
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Two plates of stuffed dates.
Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter
Peanut butter stuffed dates are just the thing to give you a quick boost of energy in the afternoon. These two ingredients are delightful when combined. What a simple and satisfying snack!
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Donut apples with sprinkles, nuts, chopped dried fruits and chocolate chips.
Donut Apples
Donut Apples are seriously adorable. Slice up the cored apple, slather it with a nut spread and sprinkle on your favorite toppings. They look just like a crunchy, healthy donut that kids and adults love to snack on.
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Toast with chocolate spread sliced in half on a white plate next to a bowl of chocolate spared.
Nut-Free Chocolate Spread
This nut-free chocolate spread will find its way on everything from bread to crackers to fruit. Mix pumpkin seed butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, and wow! A midnight snack worth getting out of bed for.
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Two pieces of tuna pickle boats on a white plate.
Tuna Pickle Boats
Tuna pickle boats are a fun snack. Top your pickle with a simple tuna salad. These make a tasty and quick protein power up.
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A person holding a slice of green apple dipping it into the caramel apple dip.
Caramel Apple Dip
Try not to eat this caramel apple dip on everything! Caramel, cream cheese, and sugar are a decadent combination, but then you add toffee bits!? It’s amazing!
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Three glasses of peanut butter yogurt with caramel drizzle and chocolate chip topping.
Peanut Butter Yogurt with Chocolate
Decadent Peanut Butter Yogurt with hints of deep dark chocolate – is it a snack? Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? It’s everything.
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Banana strawberry mango smoothie in a mason jar with strawberry and straw.
Banana Mango Strawberry Smoothie
Make a delicious, tropical smoothie in less than five minutes. Banana mango strawberry smoothie is fabulous with only four ingredients!
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Avocado slices in a circle forming a flower drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
Avocado Flower
This recipe is all about the presentation. The Avocado Flower Appetizer is gorgeous! Drop jaws just by the way you simply arrange a sliced avocado around the pit and drizzle a balsamic glaze on top.
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Sunday 26th of March 2023

So many delicious recipes to choose from! I can't wait to start making them.

Jessica Haggard

Monday 27th of March 2023

Thanks, Dennis - hope you enjoy each and every one! Remember to bookmark the post for easy access ;)


Sunday 26th of March 2023

This is perfect for busy afternoons where I get a little overwhelmed with work and cannot even begin to start on a big lunch. Love something quick and easy...thanks for all these ideas!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 27th of March 2023

I like those recipes that don't overwhelm, lol!