15 Snacks That Are So Easy to Make from Scratch

You might never buy crackers or snack mix again—they're easy snacks you can make at home. Read on for recipes that are simple and so good!

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Granola Bars

Does your family chew their way through boxes of peanut butter chocolate-chip granola bars? You’ll love this recipe for a homemade version. The recipe is simple enough that it could make for a fun afternoon activity with the kids… but be careful not to eat too much of the mix-ins!

Don’t miss our step-by-step granola bar guide.

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Whole Wheat Goldfish

When you make them yourself, you don’t have to stop at fish… you can make these fun cheesy crackers in any shape that you’d like! This recipe from Smitten Kitchen shows any home cook how to make their own version of the snack that smiles back.

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Amy's Healthy Baking

Chocolate Teddy Grahams

You probably didn’t think you could make this fun-filled snack at home, but you can. (Believe it or not, they’re actually better homemade.) This step-by-step recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking duplicates that crunchy sweetness in Teddy Grahams with only six ingredients.

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Pizza Roll-Ups

Since getting this recipe from our 4-H club, it's been a regular after-school snack. We like to dunk these bite-sized pizza treats, made with refrigerated crescent rolls, in spaghetti sauce. —Donna Klettke, Wheatland, Missouri

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Dessert for Two

Fruit Snacks

This clever recipe from Dessert For Two combines carrots, mango, strawberry and beets, making them way healthier than your average pack of fruit snacks. What better way to sneak in those daily servings of fruits and vegetables?

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Sweet 'n' Salty Party Mix

These crunchy munchies are sure to rank high with your family and friends. The combination of flavors gets this sweet and salty chex mix recipe just right. —Candice Lumley, Charles City, Iowa

For more spins on snack mix, check out this collection.

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The Decorated Cookie


These addictive layers of salty wheat are hard to duplicate in the kitchen, but The Decorated Cookie found the perfect method to getting that delicious crunch. (It’s so salty and wonderful.) Even better? You’ll only need three ingredients!

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Homemade Honey Grahams

The way my boys eat them, I would spend a fortune on honey graham crackers at the grocery store. So I decided to make a homemade version that is less processed—and less expensive. These are wonderful, although they still don't last long. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
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Berry White Ice Pops

Nothing says summer like an ice pop. Kids and adults alike love this fruit-filled version. —Sharon Guinta, Stamford, Connecticut

Stay cool with our top popsicle recipes.

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Kitchen Joy

Ritz Crackers

They’re dangerous—once you eat one, you’ll want to eat the whole sleeve! This recipe from Kitchen Joy makes the perfect flaky, buttery, crisp texture without needing to step foot in a store.

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Granola Trail Mix

My family has always enjoyed this crunchy four-ingredient snack. When we go camping, each person includes one additional ingredient like mini marshmallows, corn chips or cookie pieces. The taste is never the same, and we're often surprised by the combinations. —Shelley Riddlespurger, Amarillo, Texas
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Soft Beer Pretzels

I'm always looking for new ways to combine fun flavors, and what goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them together into one delicious recipe. —Alyssa Wilhite, Whitehouse, Texas
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Katrina's Kitchen


If the cheddar crunch of these snack crackers is your ideal afternoon snack, look no further than this recipe from Katrina’s Kitchen. She even found a way to duplicate that adorable square shape—in a bite-sized package!

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Wheat Thins

Making these DIY wheat thins from Smitten Kitchen will save you money AND provide a healthier snack swap for your whole family. It’s tough to get the crackers rolled thin enough, but you’ll want to give these a try if you love the whole wheat crackers as much as I do.

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Classic Hummus

We love hummus, and this version is really amazing. If you have a pressure cooker, this is an easy, tasty reason to pull it out! We pair hummus with fresh veggies for a meal or snack. —Monica and David Eichler, Lawrence, Kansas

Emma B. Kumer
Emma Kumer is a marathon-runner, magazine-writer, and graphic design addict. She was a digital editorial intern for Taste of Home Magazine for Summer 2017. She is also a junior in Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.