Being responsible for sourcing and preparing simple snacks for the whole family, or beyond, can be a real challenge. However, we feel that we have got a wide selection below for you to choose from which will please everyone. Continue reading and find 6 simple snacks that are indulging!
6 Simple snacks to try
Here are 6 Simple Snacks That Are Ideal For Both Young and Old. These are easy to make
Hummus and Vegetable Sticks
Hummus is one of the most versatile (and delicious) dips in existence. We love its rich flavor, whether it is spiced simply with garlic or the addition of chili. Red pepper hummus is another delight or lemon and coriander. Chickpeas can take on a variety of tastes so wonderfully. Pair a favorite hummus with a selection of vegetable sticks to delight one and all. We enjoy cucumber, carrot, pepper and even small florets of cauliflower and broccoli. Homemade hummus can be made easily and stored in the fridge for a couple of days, meaning you can make in advance.
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn
This is a huge hit for many, never quite knowing whether the piece you pop in your mouth will be more spicy than sweet. Grab some microwave popcorn and prepare as stated on the packet. Once ready, pour into a bowl and sprinkle with a quarter teaspoon of (mild) chili powder, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a tablespoon of syrup. Mix it together thoroughly and enjoy while it is still warm. The above flavor is a family favorite for us, but you could certain experiment with other flavors, too. Simple? Absolutely! And you could make it even easier by arranging a snack delivery to bring the ingredients straight to your door.
Peanut Butter and Apple
This is another super simple snack, which you do not need to prepare in advance. In fact, if you were to, the apple would go brown and not be as tasty. Simply chop an apple into wedges and smear on some peanut butter. We prefer the skin to be left on the apple, but this does not work for some palates, so it’s personal preference. Again, with the choice of peanut butter. We like to use crunchy as feel it works well with the crunch of the apple. However, for younger children, smooth peanut butter is advisable. If you aren’t keen on the sweetness of the apple with the nutty flavor, try either a tarter apple such as a Granny Smith or go for celery instead.
Cheese and Crackers
When it comes to cheese and crackers, there is almost certainly something to please everyone’s tastes. These days, you will find such a wide range of crackers, from black pepper to whole wheat, from cheesy to cream crackers. When you provide your ‘snackers’ with a variety of these alongside a few different options of cheese, they are bound to indulge. Younger children tend to prefer milder cheese such as edam. Whereas older people often opt for something a bit stronger, such as a blue cheese like Stilton (the white Stilton is also very tasty, but tricky to track down). You can even indulge in some vegan blue cheese these days.
Caramelised Cinnamon Nuts
We know you were promised snack ideas for young and old, but these really should be avoided by the extremes in both categories. These are so easy to make and delicious to eat, especially when still warm. Simply melt a little butter (yes, real butter) in a frying pan along with a couple of tablespoons of granulated sugar. Next, add the nuts and stir constantly until the nuts are coated with the caramel mixture. Finally, pour over some non-stick baking paper on a tray and let it cool for around five minutes. Our favorite nuts to use are pecans, but almonds, peanuts and macadamia nuts work brilliantly with this, too.
Another hit with the whole family, these roasted chickpeas work well with a wide variety of flavors. Our favorite, though, is some garlic salt mixed with a little chili powder. All you have to do is grab a tin or two of chickpeas and drain thoroughly. Lay them out flat to allow them to dry out thoroughly. Next, add a tiny drop of oil along with your chosen dried seasonings. Mix thoroughly and then spread on a lined baking tray. Roast in the oven for just over half an hour but be sure to check them regularly and shake the tray to ensure they don’t stick together or cook unevenly. Unlike chickpeas in curries, they become crunchy and moreish. Some people prefer to roast and then add the spices, but we do not feel they take on the flavor completely. However, it is all down to your own taste buds.