Four Delicious and Easy Evening Snack Recipes
While going out to a lunch buffet or a fancy three-course dinner has its charm, nothing beats the array of small, bite-sized edibles you find at high tea.
These delicious little snacks are the absolute best kind of food. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make, so you don’t have to wait for the next high tea invite. Even if you’re a rookie in the kitchen, snacks are the perfect place to start your culinary journey since they require minimal preparation and use simple ingredients.
All you need to do is channel your inner chef, and you’ll be able to prepare all your favorite evening munchies in no time.
Here are our top-rated four delicious and easy evening snack recipes for you to try out!
- Pizza Pockets
Who doesn’t love the combination of bread and cheese? That’s right, nobody! You can elevate your pizza experience by making delicious pizza pockets from scratch! The process for making pizza pockets is fairly simple, and you probably have all the ingredients already available in your pantry.
Here is how to make pizza pockets at home.
|Pizza Dough – Approx. 2 lbs
(Store-bought or Homemade)
|1. Grease your Baking Sheet and preheat your oven to 450°F.|
|2. Roll out your Dough into a ½ inch rectangle and cut out 24 circles, each 2 ½ inches in size.|
|Ricotta Cheese – 1/3 Cup|
|Marinara Sauce – 1/3 Cup||3. Mix the Marinara and Ricotta in a bowl to make the Filling.|
|Shredded Mozzarella – ¾ Cup||4. Thin out the center of the dough circles to ¼ inch and add 1 tsp of the Filling to each circle. Top off with Mozzarella & Toppings, if any.|
|Butter – ½ Cup|
|Dried Parsley – ½ Tsp||5. Fold the circles and seal the edges. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes.|
|Toppings of choice (Optional)||6. Brush melted butter on top and Sprinkle Parsley before serving.|
- Honey-Glazed Wings
Our love for wings runs so deep that we are inches away from starting a petition to declare them America’s national food. Chicken wings are the perfect food item. A wing is essentially meat covered in sauce, two things that every true-blood American loves.
Here’s how to make the perfect honey-glazed things.
|Chicken Wings – 18 pieces||1. Grease your baking sheet and preheat your oven to 400°F.|
|Oil – 2 Tbsp||2. Mix honey, soy sauce, and ½ tbsp sesame seeds and add to wings.|
|Honey – 2 Tbsp||3. Place the coated wings onto the baking sheet. drizzle over the oil and bake for 20 minutes.|
|Soy Sauce – 2 Tbsp|
|Sesame Seeds – 1 Tbsp||4. Take out the wings and sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds on top.|
|Dip of Choice||5. Serve hot with your favorite dip.|
- Cauliflower Croquettes
Cauliflower croquettes are a favorite among vegetarians. These quick and cheap appetizers are full of flavor and nutrition, which makes them quite the crowd-pleaser.
Although croquettes are traditionally deep fried, you can opt for baking or air frying them to reduce calories. Here’s our all-time favorite cauliflower croquette recipe for beginner chefs.
|Cauliflower – ½ Head||1. Chop the cauliflower head into florets and boil until tender.|
|Oil – As required||2. Drain and allow to cool.|
|Flour – 6 Tbsp||3. Add milk to a saucepan over heat, along with butter and 3 tbsp flour. Whisk and cook until thick and creamy.|
|Butter – 2 Tbsp|
|Cheddar – ½ Cup||4. Add in the cauliflower and cheddar and season with salt and pepper.|
|Parmesan – ½ Cup||5. Mix well and take off the heat. Spread the mixture on a tray to cool.|
|Breadcrumbs – 3 ½ Tbsp||6. Prepare the flour mixture and egg mixture in separate trays.|
|Egg – 1 Beaten||7. Cut the cooled cauliflower mixture into bite-sized squares.|
|Salt and Pepper – To Season||8. Dredge the squares in the egg and flour and cook as desired.|
- Open Greek-Salad Sandwiches
This last item on our list is a more refined snack that is perfect for when you are hosting friends. It also makes for a fantastic appetizer at a formal dinner.
There is no cooking involved, so you can have these ready in a few minutes. Try making these open Greek salad sandwiches for your next get-together, and we guarantee you’ll get raving reviews!
|Sourdough Bread – 8 Slices||1. Blend the feta cheese, garlic, and yogurt into a smooth paste. Season with black pepper.|
|Greek Yogurt – ¾ Cup|
|Feta Cheese – 1 Cup||2. Deseed the tomatoes and finely chop them into ¼ inch squares.|
|Grated Garlic – 2 Cloves||3. Chop the cucumbers into ¼ inch squares.|
|Tomatoes – 2||4. Remove the olive pits and roughly chop them into pieces.|
|Cucumber – 2||5. Slice the red onions.|
|Black Olives – 10||6. Finely chiffonade the mint leaves.|
|Red Onion – ½ Medium||7. Toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, mint, and lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.|
|Mint – 1 Tbsp|
|Lemon Juice – ½ Lemon||8. Spread the feta mixture onto the bread and top with the salad.|
|Salt and Peper – To Season||9. Add mint leaves for garnish and serve|
Cooking is an art, and with the above four recipes, you are on your way to becoming a snack maestro. Just remember to keep practicing and experimenting in the kitchen. Your friends and family will be more than delighted to be the guinea pigs for your creations!