Quick Snack and Appetizer Ideas

Quick Snack and Appetizer Ideas

There are times when you need quick snack and appetizer ideas. Generally speaking, most of the time you know when company is coming over. However, there are times when someone pops by or you are given limited noticed that company is arriving. When that happens, it’s good to reach into your pantry or fridge (or if you have time a quick run to the grocery store!) for quick and easy snack and appetizer ideas that anyone can make.


Most people have the microwave version in their pantry. Or if you have a bag of kernels it’s a quick snack option.
Want to kick it up a notch? Try any of these:

  • Add Melted Butter
  • Add Cracked Pepper and Parm
  • Add M&Ms or another type of chocolate candy
  • Drizzle with Dark Chocolate
  • Drizzle with Maple Syrup
  • Toss in Cinnamon and Sugar

There are endless combinations! For even more popcorn combinations, read 33 Ways to Liven-Up Microwave Popcorn.

Almost Any Fruit and Nutella

Got a cute dish or a ramekin in your kitchen? Use it for the Nutella and then cut up a variety (or what you have on hand) of fruit. A la quick fondue (sort of).
Best fruit and Nutella pairings include:

  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Apples

Awesome Non-Fruit and Nutella combinations

  • Marshmallows
  • S’mores – instead of a chocolate bar
  • On most kinds of crackers
  • On most types of bread

Cheese Dip and Tortilla Chips

Did you mom or dad use Velveeta and rotel dip? It’s popular because it’s super easy!   The best part is you can use the microwave and it only takes 10 minutes.
To view the recipe, click Famous Queso Dip.

Mixed Nuts or Trail Mix

Pour in a bowl and voila! You’ve got yourself a company ready snack or appetizer.

Pickles, Olives, and Vegetables

Break out your inner 1950s housewife with an assortment of pickles, olives, and vegetables. Bonus if you have a Lazy Susan!

Any Dip

Got any French Dip or Ranch Dip? Add some chips and you’ve got yourself an appetizer!


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