Late Night Munchies: 30 Easy Snacks To Make That'll Satisfy Your Cravings

Late Night Munchies: 30 Easy Snacks To Make That'll Satisfy Your Cravings

Everyone loves a great late-night snack. Deep into the night, when it's already been hours since your last meal, that's when the cravings and the hunger pangs hit. That's when you realize you want something quick and easy to make, but also super delicious. Don't worry, we've got your back because today, we're all about speed and taste. These 30 easy snacks will certainly come in clutch when your stomach comes knocking at night.

1. Quick Quesadilla

Place a tortilla in a skillet, sprinkle with your favourite mixture of cheese, add another tortilla on top, and cook until the cheese melts. You can stop right there for a quick, cheesy snack, or if you've got any leftover meat or vegetables you want to throw in there, go for it! Just cut into wedges after for a quick and satisfying snack.

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2. Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Sometimes simple is the way to go; a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a timeless classic that'll never disappoint. Spread some of your favourite peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread and you've got the perfect blend of sweet and nutty flavours to enjoy. The best part? It's ready in a matter of minutes.

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3. Greek Yogurt with Honey and Nuts

Who said late night munchies always have to be unhealthy? For a sweet, creamy, but still healthy snack, grab some Greek yogurt and drizzle some honey over it before topping it off with a handful of nuts. With the added crunch from the nuts, it's a tasty treat that balances both nutrition and taste.

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4. Avocado Toast

Look, is there any time of day where avocado toast doesn't work? Mash up a rip avocado before seasoning it with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. All that's left to do is to spread it on some toasty warm bread! Our advice? Top it with some chili flakes for an extra kick. Simple, healthy, AND incredibly delicious.

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5. Microwave Nachos

Don't forget that the microwave is a powerful tool, perfect for whipping up late night snacks in a matter of seconds. And we've got the best example of that: microwave nachos. Layer some tortilla chips with shredded cheese and microwave it until fully melted. Then, just top with some salsa and sour cream, and you've got yourself a yummy bowl of nachos that will definitely hit the spot! It's an added bonus if you've got some guac lying around...

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6. Sweet and Salty Popcorn

If you're a big fan of munching, popcorn is the ideal late night snack for you. Pop some kernels in the microwave (store bought keeps things simple!) before tossing it with a mix of melted butter, salt, and some sugar. A little sweet and salty combo ready just like that!

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7. Veggie Sticks with Hummus

For all you health nuts out there or those of you going on a diet, trying to resist snacking at night can be a difficult challenge. Instead of stressing about it, go for healthy options instead. Veggie sticks with hummus is an excellent example of delicious taste meeting nutrition standards. Chop up some crunchy carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers into sticks and serve with store-bought or homemade hummus. It's a great finger food too!

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8. Caprese Salad Skewers

Feeling fancy? These caprese salad skewers are a fun way to eat a salad on a stick - also a great option for all our health-conscientious fans! Just thread some cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, and mozzarella balls onto skewers before drizzling a good amount of balsamic glaze over it. 

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9. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

If you've got a sweet tooth, chocolate-dipped strawberries will never disappoint. For this one, you might have to prep them a little bit in advance; melt some chocolate chips (white, milk, or dark, whatever you prefer!) and dip your strawberries into it. You'll have to let these cool before you can enjoy them, so just try to hold out a little longer!

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10. Toasted Bagel with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon

If a couple handfuls of popcorn aren't enough to do the trick, make something a bit more filling, like this delicious toasted bagel snack. Spread your favourite flavour of cream cheese onto a toasted bagel before loading it up with all the goodies. Add on your smoked salmon, some capers (if you like them!) or onions for extra flavour. 

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11. Cinnamon Toast

When it's late at night, we don't want to spend hours in the kitchen just making a snack - we want something that's quick, easy, and delivers on taste. So, this is your sign to make cinnamon toast tonight. It's as easy as sprinkling a mix of sugar and cinnamon, adding it onto some buttered toast, and broiling it until crisp and golden. This sweet treat will be so comforting in the late hours of the night.

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12. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Healthier than regular fries, baked sweet potato fries will be just as tasty and deliver on all notes. They're easy to make too! The only work required is slicing the sweet potatoes into fries. Once done, just toss them in olive oil, add your favourite spices, and bake until nice and crispy. Pair them with your favourite dipping sauce too (we love them with some chipotle mayo). 

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13. Fruit and Cheese Plate

Once again, sometimes simple is best - a plate of your favourite cheeses with plenty of assorted fruits can be just the snack to satisfy your cravings. With plenty of great mix and match options, having that variety is a fun way to enjoy a late night snack too.

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14. Pita Bread and Tzatziki

Think chips and guac but with pita bread and tzatziki! Toast some pita bread until they're nice and warm and toasty. All that you really need now is some store-bought tzatziki sauce, and you've got a wonderful flavour combo you won't be able to stop eating. 

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15. Rice Cake with Almond Butter and Banana

We love giving our healthy friends some great options! This one's pretty simple and requires no cooking at all, just some assembling. Spread some almond butter on a rice cake and top with banana slices. Yup, that's all! Don't be fooled by its simplicity though, it's a crunchy, creamy, and slightly sweet snack you'll love.

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16. Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

For a protein-packed snack that's equally satisfying, all you need are two ingredients: slices of turkey and sticks of cheese. You can probably guess where we're going with this. Now you just have to roll your slices of turkey around the cheese and voila, it's a super easy to make snack that's tasty and surprisingly filling!

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17. Cheesy Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is for all hours of the day, every day of the week. Transform any plain old baguette into a scrumptious snack simply by adding a delicious cheesy garlic mix on top. Just mix some softened butter together with minced garlic (make it as garlicky as you want!), then spread it onto the bread slices before sprinkling with cheese on top. Broil until golden and now you can chow down!

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18. Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella Balls

For a quick, bite-sized salad that's delightful to eat, just toss together some fresh cherry tomatoes with mini mozzarella balls. Mix with a simple dressing consisting of olive oil, salt, and basil, and you've got an incredibly fresh and flavourful salad to enjoy.

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19. Frozen Banana Bites

Here's another great late night snack that will require about of preparation in advance: frozen banana bites! Just slice up some bananas, dip them into yogurt, and place them on a baking sheet to freeze. After a couple of hours, these frozen treats will taste just like mini ice creams. They're perfect for the summertime when you need something to cool down, even at night.

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20. Cucumber Sandwiches

This may sound weird, but it tastes a lot better than it sounds! Yes, cucumbers make some great sandwiches. Just spread cream cheese on bread, add on slices of cucumber, and top with a sprinkle of dill or chives. It's light, refreshing, and super quick to make. Don't knock it till you try it. The best part about it is it really requires very few ingredients too.

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21. Mini Pepperoni Pizza Bagels

If you want something more indulgent, filling, and well, unhealthy, mini pepperoni pizza bagels are about to become your late night best friend. Cut bagels in half before topping with pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, mini pepperoni. Just broil in the oven until the cheese is fully melted, and you've got a mini pizza waiting for you. It's as easy as that!

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22. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Thirsty? This rich and chocolatey smoothie is about to become your new favourite thing. Blend a frozen banana with a spoonful of peanut butter and cocoa powder, adding in milk to your preferred consistency. With just these simple ingredients, you'll create the ultimate satisfying smoothie, tasting like dessert in a glass.

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23. Spiced Chickpeas

For a crunchy, healthy, munchable snack, roasted canned chickpeas will surprisingly do the trick. Just roast them in the oven with olive oil, salt, and your mix of favourite spices until they're nice and crispy. They're like chips, just way healthier! 

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24. Cheese and Crackers

You can never go wrong with a bit of cheese and crackers. Just assemble a plate with an assorted variety, and mix and match the cheeses to your heart's content. It's a classic snack that's ever so simple and ever so satisfying.

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25. Honey Drizzled Apple Slices

Since we're on the topic of simplicity, here's a simple sweet treat: honey drizzled apple slices. That's right, just slice up your favourite apple, and drizzle on some honey. For an added touch, sprinkle on some cinnamon for some extra flavour.

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26. S'mores in the Microwave

For a classic, quick dessert, s'mores in the microwave will surely satisfy any sweet craving. Sandwich a piece of chocolate and a marshmallow between two graham crackers. That's all! Just throw it into the microwave for a few seconds and you've got an ooey, gooey campfire favourite.

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27. Guacamole with Tortilla Chips

Chips and guac are a perfect pairing that make a good snack no matter what you're craving. It tastes even better when you make the guac from scratch! Mash an avocado and mix it with lime juice, salt, and chopped tomatoes. Serve with some warm tortilla chips and you've got yourself a fresh and zesty snack. 

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28. Brie and Jam Crostini

Want something a bit more refined but still simple? Toast a few slices of baguette and then spread on some brie before topping it with a dollop of fig or raspberry jam. If you love flavour combinations, you'll absolutely fall in love with this one - creamy, sweet, and crunchy.

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29. Deep-Fried Chocolate Bars

Freeze miniature chocolate bars, then dip them in a batter made from flour, sugar, baking powder, and milk. Deep fry until golden brown. This delicious (but very unhealthy) snack is a perfect blend of crispy, gooey, and sweet, ideal for those indulgent late-night cravings. Treat yourself sometimes!

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30. Elevated Instant Ramen

When it comes to late night staples, nothing stands out more than instant ramen. It's all in the name - it's instant! But instead of just adding boiling water, let's try levelling it up a little. Just cook your instant ramen per usual, mixing in the provided seasoning, but here's where we get fancy. Stir in a spoonful of peanut butter, a splash of soy sauce, and a few drops of sesame oil. Top it with some chopped green onions and a boiled egg and voila, your instant ramen is suddenly a full blown meal!

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