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30 Best Midnight Snacks for Late-Night Cravings

These midnight snacks are the solution to your late-night hunger pangs.

They’ll fill you up, make you happy, and just maybe, finally let you sleep.

Midnight Snacks featuring Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
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30 Quick Midnight Snacks

It’s 2 am, and you can’t sleep. You’re alone, bored, and your stomach’s growling.

You scroll through Instagram, and all you see is viral food. So naturally, you get even hungrier. 

There’s only one thing to do now: it’s snack time, midnight edition.

Need ideas? Or perhaps you want to tease yourself a little. Then come check out this list of mouthwatering midnight snacks! 

Ready-Made Midnight Snacks

When you need something quick to help you drift off, you can’t beat ready-made snacks.

And no, I don’t mean chips!

Bunch of Ripe Bananas

1. Bananas

It’s not the most exciting idea, but when midnight hunger strikes, have a banana.

You can eat it straight up – no frills, just fill. 

Want something extra? Grab a spoonful of peanut butter.

Or blend a banana with milk for an instant shake: minimal effort, maximum reward. 

2. Hummus

Are you a chips and dip type of person? Then you should have a steady supply of hummus in the fridge.

Make this homemade hummus during the day, and it’ll be ready when the craving hits.

It’s easy, too. Just pop the seven ingredients in the blender and let it go. 

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It’s creamy, silky, and nutty. And it’s excellent with crackers.

Of course, you can also buy it ready-made!

Mixed Nuts on a Wooden Bowl

3. Mixed Nuts

You can’t go wrong with mixed nuts for a healthy midnight munch. 

Most blends feature a combination of roasted almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cashews.

They’re packed with proteins, healthy fats, and fibers. More importantly, they taste fantastic.

You can even make your own blend if you like.

For example, I’m a huge fan of chili pistachios. And they pair so well with salted peanuts.

Bowl of Cottage Cheese on a Wooden Board

4. Cottage Cheese

It’s mild, creamy, a bit tangy, and wonderfully curdly. Why it’s cottage cheese! 

I love cottage cheese on its own with a drizzle of honey. It’s also super yummy with chopped fruit or a dollop of jam.

But this humble cheese is versatile, and these cottage cheese recipes are proof.

Use it as a dip for crackers, veggie sticks, or chips. Or spread it on toast and top with fresh fruit or jam.

Beef Jerky on a Parchment Paper with Spices

5. Beef Jerky

Here’s something ultra-savory to munch on. 

Dehydrated meat comes in all kinds of yummy flavors. And the protein will help to fill you up quickly.

Not only that, but a little goes a long way. So one bag should last you a while.

Fresh Ripe Cherries with Leaves on a Bowl

6. Cherries

Need a light, sweet, and satisfying snack? Try cherries.

They’re small, but they pack big flavors. Each one bursts with sweet, tart juice, so just a few will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Plus, they’re easy to eat – no messy preparations or utensils. 

Just give them a rinse, and they’re ready. It’s a simple, fuss-free midnight snack.

Lastly, they’re healthy. They’re rich in antioxidants and good for your heart. So you’re not just snacking; you’re snacking smart.

Bowl of Dried Fruits and Nuts Trail Mix

7. Trail Mix

Trail Mix is the ultimate balanced snack. Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy – it’s a flavor and texture party!

Every bite is different, never boring.

It’s easy to grab, with no prep needed. Just keep a bag by your bedside, and you’re good.

Concerned about your health? Trail mix covers that too. Nuts are rich in healthy fats and protein, while dried fruit is fiber-rich. 

8. Original Chex Mix

This homemade Chex Mix is the perfect do-it-yourself snack.

Why make your own? For doubling your preferred ingredients, that’s why! 

It’s a simple formula: crunchy things + seasoned butter. Stick to this, and you won’t go wrong.

Here’s my choice mix: Chex cereals, mixed nuts, mini pretzels, and bagel chips. 

And, of course, the sauce: melted butter with seasonings. It’s the magic ingredient that elevates the mix from good to great.

Healthy Organic String Cheese on a Wooden Cutting Board

9. String Cheese

String cheese is a simple, no-fuss snack. Packed with protein, it keeps hunger at bay. 

And it’s fun, too! Who doesn’t love peeling it into strings?

Portability-wise, it’s perfect. No mess, no plates needed. Just you, the cheese, and satisfaction.

10. Edamame

Healthy foods aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when someone says midnight snacks. 

In fact, I bet you never even considered edamame a good option. But you should!

Edamames are soybeans, steamed and lightly salted. They’re humble but delicious.

They’re savory, slightly salty, with a satisfying pop when you bite.

Plus, they’re healthy. Packed with protein and fiber, they’ll keep you full. So there’s no guilt the following day.

Five-Minute Midnight Snacks

You’ve been lying in bed for a while, and you know a banana isn’t enough.

In fact, you might even need to watch an episode of The Office before you’re ready to drift off.

So it’s time to make something a little bigger.

Bowl of Popcorn on a Wooden Bowl

11. Popcorn

Is insomnia keeping you up? Might as well go on a Netflix binge!

And what’s the best midnight snack for a movie? You’ve guessed it – popcorn.

Besides its addictive flavor and crunch, its appeal is its variety. Cheese, barbecue, butter, salt, caramel – there are endless flavor possibilities. 

So on your next grocery run, stock up on microwave popcorn. Or, pop the kernels and season them on your own. 

There are a ton of fun shakable flavors out there.

A Bowl of Greek Yogurt with Blueberry and Raspberry

12. Greek Yogurt and Fruit

Okay, so your hunger won’t let you sleep. 

But you also don’t want to gorge on indulgent snacks. So it’s Greek yogurt and fruit to the rescue.

This combo is perfect if you want something light yet satisfying. It hits the sweet spot without the excess sugar. 

Plus, it’s super nutritious. Win-win!

Also, all those probiotics and fiber? You’ll be grateful for them in the morning.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich on a chopping board

13. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Ahhh, PB&J. Who can say no to this tried and true duo? 

Peanut butter & jelly is the classic midnight snack that won’t disappoint. 

There are no surprising flavors, just that familiar, sweet, salty, tart combo we all love. 

Plus, it’s quick to make and easy to eat. That said, you could add some sliced bananas.

14. Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has been around longer than we have. But we millennials popularized it.

And I’m darn proud of it!

The taste? Amazing! It’s creamy and nutty, with flaky sea salt enhancing its flavor.

Plus, it’s incredibly healthy. We all know avocados are a powerhouse of nutrients. 

Quick to prepare and delightful to eat, it’s not just a trend; it’s a lifestyle.

Cheese and Crackers on a Wooden Cutting Board

15. Cheese and Crackers

Fancy a touch of sophistication? Try cheese and crackers. 

It feels pretty posh, yet it’s so simple. If you’re channeling your inner socialite, it’s perfect – it offers all the right vibes! 

Feel free to experiment with cheese and cracker pairings.

Add some deli meats, too, like salami or prosciutto. Or pair it with wine for a fun, flavorful midnight indulgence.

A Bowl of Cereal and a Bottle of Milk

16. Cereal and Milk

Cereal and milk will never go out of style. No matter how old you are, it’ll satisfy pretty much any craving.

And with the plethora of options we have right now, you could have something new every day of the week!

So grab a bowl, add some milk, and get munching before it goes mushy – unless that’s your thing, of course.

Apples with Peanut Butter on a Wooden Cutting Board

17. Apples with Peanut Butter

Some people love quirky flavor mixes, while others prefer the classics. If you’re the latter, this combo’s for you.

Apples with peanut butter works on so many levels. And that includes the textures!

Fresh and sweet crispy apples were meant to be paired with rich and creamy peanut butter.

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

18. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Of course, peanut butter and banana are just as delicious and iconic.

Pop them into a blender, add whatever milk you prefer, and let it go until it’s smooth.

Feel free to add honey or even caramel if you’re feeling naughty.

Heck, try it with ice cream if you’d prefer a milkshake!

White Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows in Glasses

19. White Hot Chocolate

Warm milk is known to help you drift off to sleep. But it’s not very exciting, is it?

But this white hot chocolate? Oh man, this stuff is scrumptious.

It’s super rich and creamy with plenty of white chocolate sweetness. And the warmth should help you doze off.

(Especially if you add a splash of bourbon.)

Midnight Snacks for When You Just Can’t Sleep

That’s it. You’re done trying to sleep.

Instead, you’ve found a whole new show, and you’ve got the time to make something a little more elaborate.

20. Turkey Sandwich

In the mood for a savory snack? Go for this turkey sandwich over the PB&J. 

Bread, turkey, cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato – it has all the things a sandwich needs. It’s hearty, satisfying, and easily customizable too.

If this recipe isn’t enough, add more accouterments to build your masterpiece. Midnight’s the best time to raid the fridge, after all!

Fried egg sandwich stacked on a plate

21. Fried Egg Sandwich

Yes, it’s another sandwich. But aren’t they always extra tasty when it’s late?

Especially when they’re loaded with runny fried eggs, bacon, cheese, and spicy sauce.

Use thick sourdough if you have it. If not, any bread will work if you slice it chunky!

You don’t want the bread to tear under all that goodness.

22. Chipotle Guacamole

This is another one of my recipes, but I can’t really take full credit because it is, after all, a copycat. 

That said, expect this guacamole to taste just like Chipotle’s! It’s rich, creamy, delicious, and all that jazz.

Avocados are mashed with cilantro, red onions, lime juice, salt, and a jalapeño: six ingredients, five steps, zero cooking.

You can’t beat that.

23. Sweet Potato Fries

I’ve made these sweet potato fries more times than I care to admit. Why? Because they’re downright irresistible. 

They’re crispy on the outside and soft and starchy on the inside. Plus, the balance of sweet and salty is spot on.

Oh, and they’re baked, not fried. That’s like giving me the signal to grab a second serving!

Sure, traditional fries are great. But these sweet potato fries? They’re next level.

24. Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Forget health for a moment. This is about pure, indulgent joy. 

Chocolate chip cookies are synonymous with happiness. Sweet, chewy, with melty chocolate chips; they’re absolute bliss with every bite.

Plus, there’s something about a cookie at midnight! It’s like a sweet secret, a personal delight. 

I always have dough ready to bake in the freezer. But really, it comes together so fast, you could easily make and bake it at midnight.

25. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Say hello to the good old grilled cheese sandwich. 

This snack’s formula is foolproof. No matter the variation, bread plus cheese always equals heaven.

White, whole grain, sourdough – it all works. Cheese? Go for cheddar, Swiss, or Gouda. 

Want add-ins? The sky’s the limit.

It also couldn’t be easier. Assemble the sandwich, grill till golden, and the cheese melts. 

The result? Crispy, gooey, pure comfort.

26. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Even if you’re not in the mood to bake anything in the middle of the night, hear me out.

These cookies only call for three ingredients and are ready in half an hour. And no, you don’t need to chill the dough before baking.

Also, they’re worth the trouble. They’re soft, chewy, and gooey.

The flavor balance? Perfectly sweet, salty, and nutty.

27. Roasted Chickpeas

These oven-roasted chickpeas are smoky, crispy, and completely addictive.

Don’t underestimate their simplicity. The recipe is easy, but the result is irresistible. 

Plus, they’re inexpensive and healthy.

Their versatility is unmatched, to boot. These chickpeas are great in salads, Buddha bowls, soups, and even pasta dishes.

Or snack on them plain – my favorite way.

Homemade Fruit Dip with apples and Crackers

28. Fruit Dip

Got fruit but find it boring alone? Or perhaps your banana or berries aren’t sweet yet.

Here’s what you should do: dunk them in this fruit dip.

Just mix soft cream cheese and marshmallow creme, and bam! It’s good to go!

This dip transforms fruit from mediocre to marvelous. And it works with crackers and biscuits, too!

Bowl of Oatmeal with Berries

29. Oatmeal

Yes, plain oatmeal isn’t exciting. But who said you should eat it as is?

It’s all about the mix-ins and toppings, right? Go sweet with fruits, nuts, and honey, or try savory with cheese, spices, and fried eggs.

Give oatmeal a chance. Think of it as a blank slate ready for your creativity!

Scrambled Eggs with Chives on a Plate

30. Scrambled Eggs

For something fluffy, filling, and fantastic, have some scrambled eggs.

You can quickly make them in a skillet or even with this microwave scrambled egg recipe. But if you want extra eggs, try this method.

It takes a bit longer than normal, but they’re impossibly delish when you’re done.

30 Best Midnight Snacks for Late-Night Cravings

These midnight snacks are the solution to your late-night hunger pangs. They’ll fill you up, make you happy, and maybe, let you sleep.


  • Bananas

  • Hummus

  • Mixed Nuts

  • Cottage Cheese

  • Jerky

  • Cherries

  • Trail Mix

  • Chex Mix

  • String Cheese

  • Edamame

  • Popcorn

  • Greek Yogurt and Fruit

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

  • Avocado Toast

  • Cheese and Crackers

  • Cereal and Milk

  • Sliced Apples and Peanut Butter

  • Peanut Butter and Banana smoothie

  • White Hot Chocolate

  • Turkey Sandwich

  • Fried Egg Sandwich

  • Chipotle Guacamole

  • Sweet Potato Fries

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Roasted Chickpeas

  • Fruit Dip

  • Oatmeal

  • Scrambled Eggs


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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