Admit it, you are tired of chips and salsa for your Bible study snack. I don’t blame you. It is fun once in a while, but every week? That’s a bit much. With a fresh year underway, I have 30 fresh snacks that are totally pin-able and sure to bring some new flavor to your adventures in Bible-Study-Land. Not only that, but they can all be made without a full kitchen and require little to no preparation, just what you might need for dorm living.
1. Make mini fruit pizzas by spreading cream cheese or frosting on a graham cracker and then top them with some fresh fruit.
2. Try smashing a Jr. Mint between two pretzels, it tastes like a Thin Mint.
3. Set out a cheese tray with grapes. Just make sure to go for the fun cheeses like, goat cheese, white cheddar, or Brie. Crackers aren’t necessary, but a nice bonus.
4. Fluffernutters. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try these? Simply spread peanut butter onto one Ritz cracker, then spread marshmallow fluff onto another cracker, sandwich them together, and you have a fluffernutter.
5. Take an 8 oz. package of cream cheese and cover it with chutney, jam, or jalapeno jelly. Serve with crackers for a simple, yet fancy (for dorm life) snack.
6. Make gourmet ice cream sandwiches by filling two chocolate chip cookies with ice cream and rolling the edges in mini chocolate chips.
7. Pop a bag of popcorn and throw some chopped candy (peanut butter cups, Snickers, or Hershey bars) into the bag. Shake the bag up and microwave it for 20 additional seconds. Voila, candy popcorn.
8. Cover hulled strawberries in vanilla yogurt and freeze them overnight for delicious yogurt covered strawberries.
9. Mix ¼ c. of bacon bits, 16 oz. of sour cream, 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/3 c. chopped fresh green onions and 2 t. of hot sauce for a loaded baked potato dip. Set out waffle fries or potato chips for dipping.
10. For a mini chocolate pudding pie, crush graham crackers into a cup, fill the cup with chocolate pudding, and top it with Cool Whip.
11. If you really love your Bible study, then you will make them Puppy Chow.
12. Warm up some Brie cheese in the microwave and top it with apricot jam and pecans. Serve with crackers.
13. Make a trail mix. Really there are no rules here, just mix together a bunch of things you like and call it a trail mix.
14. Fruit Kabobs. Why placing fruit on a stick makes it more fun I don’t know, but it does.
15. Spread refried beans and Mexican cheese between two tortillas. Microwave them, cut them into wedges, and serve them with salsa.
16. Microwave s’mores. Yes, you can do this. Just build a s’more and nuke it for 5-10 seconds.
17. Hummus and carrots or pretzels or celery or tortilla chips or pita chips or cucumbers or bell peppers or…
18. Nuke some caramel squares and then dunk apples in the melted goodness. Let the apples dry on parchment paper for quick caramel apples.
19. Grab a banana, dip it in melted almond bark, roll it in chopped nuts, M and M’s, or sprinkles, put it on a popsicle stick, and pretend like you are eating something healthy.
20. Mix a jar of pesto with some chopped up Roma tomatoes. Serve the mixture on slices of toasted baguette for an easy bruschetta.
21. Buy or make rice crispy treats and then dip them in chocolate almond bark. If you want to be extra fun you can throw some sprinkles on top.
22. Throw some fresh fruit into a waffle cone and top with yogurt, whipped cream, or ice cream. Then invite me to your Bible study.
23. Follow this easy recipe to make a microwave brownie in a mug.
24. Nachos. Just melt cheese over tortilla chips and add toppings like black beans, jalapenos, tomatoes, etc. Throw some salsa on the side. Now you’ve taken your chips and salsa to a whole new level.
25. Dip popcorn in whipped cream. Sounds weird, tastes great.
26. Set out vanilla yogurt with various fruits and granolas for a parfait bar.
27. Heat a can of refried black beans and top it with sour cream and chopped cilantro. Serve with Fritos.
28. Dunk animal crackers in a tub of frosting. It’s that easy friends.
29. Cover Oreos in white chocolate and roll them in pink sprinkles for a sparkly, girly effect. Perhaps the sparkly effect is most appropriate if you are hosting a female Bible study.
30. Warm chocolate chips with a little milk or cream and serve with fruit for an easy fondue.
What are your favorite, easy, dorm-friendly Bible study snacks?