15 Fall Snack Recipes We'll Be Making All Season Long

Apple Chips
Photo: Micah A. Leal

It's hard to say no to a good snack, whether that's after school, at the tailgate, or at a holiday party. There's something so satisfying about those little munchies. If you're not careful, they just might fill you up before the main course. While store-bought bites are tasty, nothing beats a homemade snack, especially on a crisp fall afternoon. We're envisioning plenty of evenings cuddled on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn, toffee, apple chips…even a slice (or two) of Hummingbird Snack Cake as we binge-watch all the Hallmark movies and everything on Netflix that we need to catch up on. If you're looking for fall snack ideas, you can stop your search right here. We've rounded up our best healthy (and indulgent) fall snacks that you can easily make at home, and we're sure that the kids will love them, too.

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Chunky Applesauce

Chunky Applesauce
Oxmoor House

Recipe: Chunky Applesauce

Warm with cinnamon and a pat of butter, this applesauce has great texture and a sweet flavor. We wouldn't mind a generous cupful on a chilly autumn afternoon.

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Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix

Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

Recipe: Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix

If the Cheddar cheese crackers, mini marshmallows, and peanut butter candies aren't enough to win you over, then the brown sugar and melted butter sure ought to do it.

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Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Puppy Chow Snack Mix
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Recipe: Puppy Chow Snack Mix

No puppies involved in the making of this snack mix. Just creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and plenty of chocolate.

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Apple Chips

Apple Chips
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Apple Chips

Apples might just be the unofficial fall fruit, and crisp chips just seal the deal. These are easy (two ingredients!) and require very little effort. That's a snack we can get behind.

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Smoky Snack Mix

Smoky Snack Mix
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Smoky Snack Mix

A little heat is just what we need as the weather cools down, and this mix packs it in with chile powder and smoked paprika.

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Carrot-Walnut Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot-Walnut Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Carrot-Walnut Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This might be a little more elaborate than your run-of-the mill snack, but this cake has snack in the name and therefore qualifies. Plus, a hearty slice will do you good—just be sure to eat it on the front porch and admire the changing leaves.

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Cracker Toffee

Cracker Toffee
Abbi Wilt

Recipe: Cracker Toffee

If you want any signal that the seasons are changing, look for the beautifully wrapped boxes of candy that people start to dole out during the holidays. This Cracker Toffee is sure to be a winner in your homemade tins—great for gift giving.

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Basic Pimiento Cheese

Basic Pimiento Cheese
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Basic Pimiento Cheese

True, this might not be a seasonal snack, but pimiento cheese is never out of season, if you ask us.

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Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn
Southern Living

Recipe: Salted Caramel Popcorn

Nothing says fall like salted caramel, and this popcorn is made for munching in front of yet another Hallmark movie on a cold night.

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No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars
Photo: Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: No-Bake Granola Bars

Wholesome and easy, these granola bars are healthy, sweet, and comforting all at the same time.

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Muddy Buddy Mix

Muddy Buddy Mix
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Muddy Buddy Mix

Another classic childhood snack, this unbeatable combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a fall treat that will hit the spot.

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Mixed Nut Brittle

Salty-Sweet Nut Brittle
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Mixed Nut Brittle

Nuts and brittles are a sure way to know that the holidays are around the corner. But, you don't need an occasion to indulge. Welcome the change of seasons with this mix of pistachios, pecans, almonds, and more.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

toast pumpkin seeds
Melinda Podor/Getty Images

Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Trust us, you'll want this recipe after you've carved all those Halloween pumpkins.

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Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips

Three ingredients for a crispy, salty, delicious snack? Yes, please.

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Hummingbird Snack Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Hummingbird Snack Cake with Brown Butter Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Hummingbird Snack Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

A beloved Southern cake becomes acceptable at any time of day. The brown butter frosting just seals the deal.

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