Got a hankering for some homemade salty snacks? Can’t wait to show you this awesome list of salty snack recipes for your next night in!
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that there’s no such thing as too many Twinkies — but today we’re after
something a little different.
Got hand-in-the-cookie-jar syndrome? Samesies.
We’ve been on a bit of a sweets kick lately — surprise, surprise.
And while there’s nothing wrong with an ever-reliable roll of Oreos or a squidgy brownie, we find they’re not brightening our break-times quite the way they used to.
We admit right now that some of these options are salty AND sweet, a crazy-good combo that makes for craveworthy snacks.
Here’s 23 salty snacks that’ll help you refresh your palate.
Tried-and-true snack-fact Whipped Feta Dip With Garlic Pita Chips, and the “what, they’re healthy?” Salt And Vinegar Kale Chips to spice-loving, crunchy Sriracha Honey Roasted Green Beans…
… now those are just about the best break-time partners we can imagine.
Retire the cookies (just for tonight!) and rejoice in the savory tang of these 23 gloriously salty snacks.
1. Homemade Herbed Pretzels
Humanity needs pretzels and never more so than when you just can’t find the damn things at the store.
Thankfully, we’ve got a recipe for that: a pretzel that tunnels all the way back to scratch-made.
Turns out 12 of the crispest, saltiest, chewiest pretzels ever — they’re perfect.
Serve alongside cured meat, mustard and a cold beer.
Practically our favorite salty treat ever.
These are tossed with olive oil, sea salt and cumin and then baked for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges begin to curl and crisp.
This is our favorite way with carrots.
We’ve no intention of ever eating them another way again. -cough-
These are more than capable of standing alone, but we much prefer them with a side of spring greens and smoky bacon.
Ongoing and extensive research (read: loads of inebriated late-night snacking) has revealed what we’ve long believed to be true:
Cheez-Its are the drunk girl’s best friend — next to Pedialyte, that is.
This low-carb iteration makes for a great bite with drinks at any time of day.
Give your favorite potato chips a sweet upgrade with this two-ingredient recipe.
The combination of crisp, salty potato and creamy chocolate is one to die for…
…however unlikely it might be to impress your foodie friends (or your dietitian).
You’ll never have to wonder ‘do I want chips, do I want chocolate?’ again.
Craving salty snacks? We’ve got you.
Truly one for those ‘I want chocolate spread and bacon for breakfast’ moments — with this recipe, you’ve got the best of both worlds.
We can’t help but feel mad we didn’t crack the secret to harmonious mornings sooner; for too long, we’ve believed it was 9AM jogs and green smoothies, when in fact it’s been chocolate dipped bacon all along.
Part pretzel and part peanut butter cookie, these snappy chex bars are bound together by loads of chocolate.
The perfect blues-banisher if there ever was one.
The great thing about these is that they keep really well…
You can batch them over the weekend and pop them in a Tupperware so you’ve got something to swap those suspect ‘granola’ bars in your lunch out with.
This fabulous little bon-bon is a particular favorite of ours because it’s uber-glamorous for something so simple.
There’s no long line up of ingredients, there’s no day long cooking-times, there’s no fuss, period.
Just lots of rich, bitter-sweet chocolate.
Makes a pretty and tasty gift, too, if you’ve got a foodie on your hands.
These fun, sweet marshmallow and pretzel clusters will go down very well with just about anybody — but they’re sure to be fantastically popular with the children in particular.
They’re a quick, easy job, too and a great way of keeping (sticky) little hands occupied all afternoon.
These buttery, chewy nut squares are quick and easy to make (like only 5 ingredients easy to make), plus they’re astonishingly good.
So not indulging in straight up boorish excess is going to require some self-control.
Self-control that we haven’t got.
Did you know that October is officially “National Popcorn Poppin’ Month”?
Our love affair with this crackly, golden-brown kettle corn is year round though.
The perfect foil for some fizzy cola and a good movie (or a bad one).
Here’s our Cheese Popcorn Recipe too.
We’ve taken to keeping a jar of this dip in the fridge and often find ourselves eating it with our fingers every time we reach in there for so much as an egg.
Tangy, creamy, salty …
It’s great with the garlic pita chips the recipe specifies but also on toast with avocado, alongside a baked potato or heaped onto juicy sliced bell peppers!
And once you see the serving ramekins, you’ll keel over from the cute.
As avowed tater-tot enthusiasts, we haven’t yet encountered a vegetable that doesn’t benefit from being grated into little bits, packed into a cylinder and deep fried.
Case in point: these invitingly crispy, gloriously golden spaghetti squash tots.
These are baked, not fried and dusted with a little kosher salt to serve (though we like them best with a side of garlicky mayonnaise).
We long regarded making your own potato chips to be an enormous waste of time.
But as it turns out, hom-made chips are leagues above (most) of their bagged counterparts.
Crisp and salty with a real hefty crunch that makes it hard to stop once you’ve started…
… you’ve just got to have a go at these!
We’re not going to attempt to feebly justify why we’ve included a TikTok recipe here — because we believe it speaks for itself.
Air-fried pasta (yes, really) is a revelation.
Is it the best way to use up that packet of whole-wheat farfalle you picked up at the health-store?
But those last little crumbly bits at the bottom of the bag that’d ordinarily get thrown away would be perfect for this.
Something salty, here we come . . .
If you’re not yet a registered member of the kale cult, these crispy, crunchy, wonderfully salty chips will convert you —
or your money back guaranteed*
We like to make our own smoked paprika seasoning for these but we reckon you can’t go wrong with a little salt and pepper, either.
The tangy coolness of thick and creamy yogurt is particularly well suited to a spring lunch in the garden…
…but it makes a knock-out snack at any time of year.
A little sweet, a little sour and a lot refreshing: we’re obsessed.
Sweet, crispy and fluffy in the middle: plantain makes for a truly commendable chip, provided you buy it at just the right stage.
You want something that’s only a touch yellow or your chips won’t crisp up, but too green and you risk ending up with something tasteless.
Try buying from your local Indian or African grocer’s — they’ll be able to help you pick the perfect plantain.
You know when you’ve got an extra can of chickpeas in the pantry and absolutely no desire to make hummus? Roast them — that’s right, roast them.
Save the water for something else, pat them dry, leave them out for a bit and then roast them with a little chili and cumin like so.
Their warm spicy aroma alone is enough to make us come running. Because good salty snacks can be healthy too.
Did someone say buttered?
Our favorite simple cereal gets a savory makeover with this incredibly simple recipe.
Turns out when you fry cheerios in a skillet with a little Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and a bit of sugar, you induce in yourself the inability to stretch a box longer than a week.
Huh. The more you know.
We love green beans so we didn’t need an extra reason to eat them though this recipe proffers plenty of encouragement.
The fiery sriracha is central to what’s going on here, but you can start with less if you’d like the beans a little milder.
There’s nothing stopping you from adding more in later should you change your mind!
Out of salty snack ideas? We’ve got one.
The danger with these is that they don’t keep super well so you’ve got to eat them all in one go but that’s not so much a drawback as it is added encouragement.
These savory goodies demand generous amounts of butter (the good kind) and just love sour cream.
Serve with loads of both.
22. Crack Dip
Crack dip might seem an odd choice of name at first — that is until you try it.
You’ll be struck by a craving for it all over again as soon as you’ve finished your last bite.
Bread crust may not appear to be the most appetizing thing at first.
But with a little enterprising — and some parmesan and thyme — you’ll realize you’re lucky you held onto them.
Munchy, crunchy little buggers are TASTY!
Like croutons made into savory, crispy finger food.
The bottom line
We love salty treats — here’s your proof.
Munch away on these dangerously addictive chips, muffins and pretzels while you’re still hankering for something salty.
Who knows when those Oreos will start calling your name again?
23 Recipes For Simply Scrumptious Salty Snacks
Got a hankering for some homemade salty snacks? We can’t wait to show you this awesome list of recipes for your next night in!
- Homemade Herbed Pretzels
- Healthy Baked Carrot Chips
- Low Carb Copycat Cheez-Its
- Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
- Sweet And Salty Chocolate Dipped Bacon
- Peanut Butter Chex Bars
- Sweet And Salty Dark Chocolate Bark
- Marshmallow Pretzel Clusters
- Salted Nut Squares
- Classic Kettle Corn
- Whipped Feta Dip With Garlic Pita Chips
- Spaghetti Squash Tots
- Homemade Potato Chips
- TikTok Pasta Chips
- Salt And Vinegar Kale Chips
- Sweet And Salty Yogurt Snack
- Baked Plantain Chips
- Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
- Buttered Cheerios Snack Mix
- Sriracha Honey Roasted Green Beans
- Cornbread Muffins
- Crack Dip
- Parmesan Thyme Bread Crusts
- Indulge in one of these scrumptious homemade salty snacks!
- Be amazed at how easy and tasty they are!
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