Our 10 Best Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

Our 10 Best Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

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Sheela Fiorenzo
Jan 24, 2018
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If you're gluten-free, you know there are a multitude of diet-appropriate snacks on the shelves for you these days. However, if you're willing to spend a little time in the kitchen, you can make a handful of snacks that will blow all the store-bought ones out of the water. Whether you're craving something salty or something sweet, these 10 snack recipes will satisfy your mid-afternoon hunger.

1. Chicago-Style Popcorn

This is the ultimate snack when you can't decide whether you want something sweet or savory. Both caramel and cheddar popcorn join forces here to please both cravings.

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2. Smoked Almond Snack Bars

These savory bars are packed with almonds, pumpkin seeds, millet, and chia seeds, so they have enough protein and fiber to keep you satisfied through the afternoon.

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3. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Sweeten this easy dip with either honey or maple syrup, depending on your preference. You can also swap out the peanut butter for almond or another type of nut butter.

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4. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies

Banana bread meets coconut macaroons in these sweet treats that are not only gluten-free, but also nut-free and vegan.

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5. How to Make Crispy Roasted Chickpeas in the Oven

These crispy chickpeas are infinitely adaptable based on your mood and what you happen to have in your spice cabinet. We love seasoning them with chili powder, smoked paprika, curry powder, or cumin.

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6. Vegan White Bean Artichoke Dip

Blend a can of white beans and a can of artichokes together with some garlic and lemon juice and you have a creamy dip that's perfect paired with gluten-free crackers or crudité.

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7. Pepperoni Chips

This recipe really couldn't be easier: Bake pepperoni slices until crisp and you've got a salty snack that's perfect on its own and even better with cheese or your favorite dip.

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8. Vanilla Cashew Clusters

These sweet nut clusters are all too easy to inhale during mid-afternoon snack attacks. If you have any leftover, however, try them over yogurt in the morning or on top of ice cream for dessert.

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9. Creamy Avocado Dip

Avocado and goat cheese join forces to make one tangy and satisfying dip for veggies or tortilla chips. It's also great spread on gluten-free toast for a riff on avocado toast.

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10. How to Make Old-Fashioned Date Bars

These homey bars happen to be low in added sugar, thanks to the natural sweetness of dates, and work well as both a mid-afternoon sweet fix and an after-dinner treat.

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