Let’s all just agree on something right here and now: reading. Snacks. Are. AWESOME.
There are few things better than snuggling in with a good book, a super cozy blanket, and a delicious SNACK. The only thing that could make it better is if you also toss in an iced coffee.
Or, you know, whatever your beverage of choice is.
Anything can make a good reading snack, but especially things that are easy to eat while also flipping pages and are, you know, delicious. So if you’re bored of snacking on the same old thing, read on for a few new ideas that are incredibly easy to make. Seriously. They’re so easy. If I can make these, anyone can.
Also, all of these recipes are either vegan, or can be made vegan with a few simple modifications which I’ll include, so they can be adapted for almost any diet!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Literally So Easy, Y’all
What You’ll Need:
- Popcorn of your choice // You can use microwave popcorn (easiest), Jiffy Pop, or make it the old fashioned way if you prefer. I recommend not using a popcorn with too much butter or any other added flavors, as it might interfere with the s’mores flavors, but again, it’s all personal preference (my preference is Pop Secret Homestyle microwave popcorn, which I think works great for this snack!)
- Chocolate chips (to make vegan, use vegan chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life Mini Chips, or whatever vegan chocolate chips you prefer)
- Small marshmallows (to make vegan, substitute vegan marshmallows such as Dandies)
- Graham crackers
How to Make:
- Crush up the graham crackers: If you’re super fancy, you can probably do this in a food processor or something, but if you don’t have a food processor, or you’re just super basic like me (or you’re preparing this in a dorm or similar living area), you can do it the easy way: place about three graham crackers in a Ziploc bag, lay the bag on the counter, and crush them up with your hands or a fork. The bag keeps the crumbs contained and makes it easy to pick up the bag and just crunch them up with your fingers if you need to.
- Prepare your popcorn however you usually do. Whether that’s in the microwave, on the stove top, by shooting fireballs out of your eyes—whatever you usually do to make popcorn, do that.
- Dump popcorn into a bowl (see, I told you this was easy).
- Add chocolate chips to taste. You can add as many or as few chocolate chips as you prefer. If you want super chocolatey s’mores popcorn, dump a half a bag in there. Or a whole bag. I won’t judge. Do whatever you want. But you should add the chocolate chips while the popcorn is fresh out of the microwave or fresh off the stove and still hot, because the heat will make it nice and melty.
- Add the marshmallows (again, however many you like).
- Add the graham cracker crumbs.
- Mix it all up so everything is nice and evenly distributed.
I advise keeping a napkin nearby, as this one can get a little messy due to the melty chocolate chips, and it would be an absolute travesty if you got chocolate on your book.
Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Difficulty Level: So easy a baby could do it
What You’ll Need:
- Whole wheat tortilla
- Peanut butter of choice
How to make:
- Spread peanut butter over your tortilla.
- Slice up banana.
- Place banana slices on tortilla
- Top with a drizzle of honey.
- Roll up. Boom. You’re done. You just made something with your own two hands.
Seriously, this is the easiest thing to make ever, but it is so good.
Ants on a Log
This one is old school. You may remember this snack from childhood playtime or kindergarten snack. If you don’t, prepare yourself, because it’s good, good for you, easy to eat with one hand, and has a cutesy name. And it doesn’t actually involve any ants. The first time I asked my husband if he wanted ants on a log, he was slightly alarmed. But no worries. No ants are harmed in the making of this snack.
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Difficulty Level: I don’t know why I’m even still including this, it’s so easy.
What You’ll Need:
- Celery sticks
- Peanut butter
How to Make It:
- Cut the leafy parts off your celery to make it into celery sticks…that is, if you bought the whole celery stalk and not the pre-cut sticks because you’re not on this level of lazy yet.
- Spread peanut butter along the concave side of the celery stick.
- Line up raisins along the peanut butter…resembling ants marching along a log. Get it?
Boom. Easiest recipes ever, right? These recipes are so easy, it’s actually bold of me to even call them recipes. But whatever. They’re delicious. So go make some snacks, grab a book, and enjoy!
What’s your favorite snack to eat while you read? Do you have any tried and true snack recipes you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments! You know I’d love to talk. <3