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30 Best Sweet Snacks to Curb Any Craving

From crunchy caramel popcorn to fudgy crinkle cookies, these sweet snacks will satisfy any craving that strikes.

So if you’re the kind of person who’d rather have a chocolate bar than a bag of chips as an afternoon snack, you’re gonna want to bookmark this list!

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No matter how much I love fries, nachos, and all things salty, I just can’t say no to a hit of something sweet.

That’s why this list of sweet snacks is so long – sugar practically runs in my veins. 

These treats may not be dentist-approved, but come on, live a little!

30 Easy Sweet Snack Recipes to Keep You Going All Day

1. Crispy Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Bites

Let’s get the show on the road with these biscuit bites.

They’re basically mini donuts covered in cinnamon sugar. Crunchy on the outside, pillowy on the inside, they’re just so freakin’ addictive.

They’re like Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites, but better because they’re homemade.

And there’s no need to make the dough from scratch. Just grab a can of biscuit dough!

2. Congo Squares

Cookie bars, blondies, Congo squares…call them what you want, these chocolate chip cookie treats are beyond divine.

Loaded with chocolate chips, brown sugar, and walnuts, they’re chewy, fudgy, and deliciously caramelly.

Make them extra special with different mix-ins, like M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter or butterscotch chips, or even dried fruits.

3. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Cheesecake is always a good idea. And it’s delectable whether you bake it or not.

This is the latter, which means you just need to whisk a few ingredients and leave it to chill.

And since it’s more of a cheesecake mousse, you can easily whip up scrummy parfaits like this.

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Just layer in some cookie or cracker crumbs with macerated fruits, and you’re all set.

4. Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I’ve used this recipe for lemon and blueberry muffins more times than I can count. And not once has it ever failed me.

These muffins are dense yet tender and moist, and each bite explodes with sweet blueberries.

Meanwhile, the lemon adds a bright, zesty flavor to keep it from being too sweet.

These guys are massive, too! So one muffin is more than enough to satisfy.

5. Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkles are one of my go-to snacks to whip up for family and friends. 

First of all, they look incredible. The contrast between the white powdered sugar and crackly brown tops always takes my breath away.

Second, they’re ridiculously decadent! They’re melt-in-your-mouth soft, sweet, fudgy, and just heavenly. 

But most importantly, they’re insanely easy to make. In fact, they’re impossible to mess up.

Homemade Caramel Corn in a Wooden Bowl

6. Caramel Popcorn

Movie night is never complete without popcorn. But while most people prefer it salted and buttered, I like mine sweet-n-salty.

For that reason, this caramel popcorn is the only movie snack for me. Nothing beats the goodness of this crunchy, caramel-coated treat!

It’s crunchy, sweet, and simply to die for.

7. Soft Pretzel Bites

Okay, so this one isn’t technically a sweet snack. In fact, it’s best served with something salty and cheesy – like queso dip!

That said, they also pair really well with sweet dips! Especially if you give them a cinnamon-sugar coating.

8. Rocky Road Fudge

This rocky road fudge is a must-try if you enjoy different textures when you snack.

Fluffy marshmallows and crunchy peanuts are encased in smooth and creamy chocolate.

This snack will tickle your taste buds with its playful textures and flavors, for sure.

As a bonus, it’s embarrassingly easy to make! In fact, all you’ll need are three ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate, and peanut butter.

From there, you can always add more. I like extra chopped nuts and dried cranberries for a chewy finish.

9. Gooey Butter Bars

As the name suggests, these bars are ooey-gooey and oh-so-buttery.

It all starts with a simple shortbread-like crust. Be sure to make it pretty thick to hold the filling.

Speaking of, the filling is kind of like cheesecake, in that it features cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, powdered sugar, and melted butter.

After a spin in the oven, they’re pretty much set. But when you cut into them, they’re super gooey and irresistible.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

10. Peanut Butter Blossoms

If you’re crazy about peanut butter and chocolate, I’m with you. I mean, who could turn it down?

One bite of these tender peanut butter cookies is all you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. However, you’ll want way more than just one bite!

11. Oreo S’mores In The Oven

S’mores traditionally use Graham Crackers, but no one ever said you can’t use something else.

That “something,” in this case, is Oreo cookies. 

And no, there’s no campfire needed for these scrummy treats.

Make them for your next movie night, and they’ll disappear in a flash.

12. Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are simple yet elegant. And you can make a huge batch with just a few egg whites.

They start out crisp and crunchy. But as you chew, they become soft and marshmallow-like.

And finally, they’ll melt in your mouth just like cotton candy.

So forget the complicated cookie doughs this year, and make these meringue cookies for gifts.

13. Chocolate Covered Popcorn

The easiest way to impress kids is to serve them anything covered in chocolate. 

Actually, that’s the easiest way to impress me too!

It really doesn’t get much easier than this chocolate-covered popcorn. And you can make a ton at once, so it’s ideal for crowds.

14. Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

I get weak in the knees just thinking about these fantastic peanut butter balls. 

Even after all these years, they’re still the key to my heart. One bite, and you’ll forget what you were doing.

Need I say more? 

15. Death by Oreo Cupcakes

Any cookies and cream fans in the crowd? Let’s hear it for these devilishly delish death by Oreo cupcakes!

Every component of this cupcake is loaded with Oreos – from the cake batter to the garnish and everything in between.

And hey, feel free to make these festive with different flavor Oreos. I really enjoy Golden Oreos, and this recipe works just as well with vanilla cake batter.

Or, try some fun colors for the holidays!

16. Ice Cream Balls

We all scream for ice cream, right? But have you ever tried ice cream balls?

Coated in a mixture of crushed Graham Crackers, peanut butter, sugar, and cinnamon, these sweet treats are a dream.

Use the recipe as is or just as a guide to get creative and try new flavors!

Different flavors of ice cream and cookies will keep you going for months.

17. Oreo Cheesecake Bites

These aren’t just any ordinary cheesecake bites, you guys. 

The silly smooth cheesecake filling is infused with crushed Oreos. And there’s also more Oreo chunks on top.

But that’s not all.

In place of the typical Graham Cracker crust is a whole Oreo cookie. So you get cookies and cream goodness in every single bite.

Stack of Salted Peanut Butter Fudge

18. Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge {3 Ingredients}

Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth fudge with just three ingredients? Yes, please!

If you’re as obsessed with peanut butter as I am, you need to make this recipe asap.

Not only is it a three-ingredient recipe, but it’s ready in a matter of minutes, thanks to the microwave!

19. Sweet Vanilla Bean Biscotti

I don’t know about you, but I need something sweet with my mid-morning coffee. And it doesn’t get much better than crunchy biscotti.

Try dipping this sweet, crisp, twice-baked biscuit in your favorite cuppa, and I’m telling you, it’ll change your life.

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

20. Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls Recipe (with Glaze!)

Cinnabon has the market covered on yeast-based rolls. But if you ask me, this recipe might give them a run for their money.

Is it because this recipe is my own? Maybe. But if you have any faith in me at all, you’ll give this recipe a chance!

First of all, it takes a fraction of the time to make because you’ll use Bisquick. That means no kneading or proofing!

But also, they’re just as soft and fluffy as any cinnamon roll you’ve ever had. And if you eat them right out of the oven, they’re pretty much addictive!

21. Chocolate Truffles

I think a lot of people see chocolate truffles and assume there’s some kind of Chef magic involved.

But really, they’re nothing more than firm balls of chocolate ganache.

And what’s ganache? A mix of hot cream and melted chocolate!

I promise, these are beyond effortless. Just be sure to use good-quality chocolate since it’s pretty much the star of the show.

22. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are crisp and chewy around the edges and soft and ooey-gooey in the middle.

That’s to be expected of any peanut butter cookie, though, right?

What’s shocking here is how simple the recipe is.

These babies only call for three ingredients and about five minutes of prep. Easy peasy.

23. Cheesecake Brownies

This sweet snack is ideal for when you’re stuck between luxurious cheesecake and decadent brownies.

You get a little bit of both in every bite. And come on, they look pretty great too!

24. French Macarons

Hello, bakers! If you’re ready for a challenge, why not try these stunning French macarons?

They’re delicate meringue sandwich cookies with a sweet filling. And they’re notoriously challenging to perfect.

But since it’s getting cold and wet, why not spend the weekend mastering the art of the macaron?

Once you get it, you’ll make them for every occasion!

Starbucks Cake Pops

25. Starbucks Cake Pops

Cake pops had a real moment a few years back, but I still think they’re terrific for any occasion.

They’re fun, easy, light, and wonderfully sweet. Not to mention super easy to modify.

So while this recipe has a vanilla filling and pink coating, feel free to mix things up!

Try chocolate filling with chocolate coating or a spiced cake with white chocolate coating.

You really can’t go wrong!

Sweet and Warm Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

26. Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

If you’re craving a sweet snack but don’t want something cloying, these fried apples should be just the ticket.

They’re super juicy and absolutely chock-full of apple flavor. Plus, you’ll add apple pie spices for a boost of warmth.

Serve them hot with a scoop of ice cream. Or try them over a warm biscuit with whipped cream. Delish!

27. Oreo Mug Cake

Oreo cake in a mug? What’s not to love?

There was a good period of time when mug cakes were the biggest trend in the dessert scene.

So let’s bring them back with this bizarrely simple mug cake recipe.

It’s rich, cakey, and a cinch to whip up.

Strawberry Banana Granola Parafait

28. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

Strawberry, banana, and granola, oh my!

This super simple parfait is ideal for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It’s creamy, fruity, and wonderfully sweet.

The homemade granola takes a little longer to make than just opening a box, but I promise it’s worth it!

29. Peach Dump Cake

Soft, moist, and oh-so fruity, this peach dump cake looks, smells, and tastes as if you worked hard on it. But really, you’ll hardly work on it at all.

It’s so easy, you literally dump the ingredients into a baking dish and pop it in the oven.

Just keep in mind the ingredients go in in a specific order. And don’t mix it! The oven does all the magic.

30. Bisquick Donuts

Like cinnamon rolls, traditional donuts call for yeasted dough, which requires time and effort.

For these donuts, though, you’ll rely on Bisquick, making your life a whole lot easier. 

The resulting donuts will be wonderfully soft and fluffy, and they’re ready in a flash!

30 Best Sweet Snacks to Curb Any Craving

From crunchy caramel popcorn and fluffy cupcakes to fudgy crinkle cookies and creamy parfait, these sweet snacks will satisfy any craving that strikes.

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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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