15 Vegan Snack Recipes

bowl of Muhammara
Photo: Chef John

Whether you're looking for a snack to tide you over until dinner or to serve for an evening in with friends, these 15 vegan snack recipes will fit the bill. Easy to make and even easier to eat, you can enjoy salty snacks like muhammara, roasted edamame, or homemade potato chips. Or take things to the sweet side by snacking on easy vegan snacks like fruit leather, granola bars, or kettle corn. No matter which you choose, these vegan snacks are sure to keep your plant-based tummy from rumbling.

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Nacho-Flavored Roasted Chickpeas

close up of Nacho-Flavored Roasted Chickpeas
Buckwheat Queen

Get all the flavor of nachos but with the delightfully chewy and crispy texture of roasted chickpeas. Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy taste, balanced out with chili and onion powder.

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Simple Roasted Edamame

Simple Roasted Edamame on a white plate
My Hot Southern Mess

Keep a bag of edamame in your freezer and you'll never be too far from an easy vegan snack. Simply toss the soybean pods with olive oil and spices before roasting to toasty perfection.

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Vegan Coconut-Oat Bars

pile of Vegan Coconut-Oat Bars
Zoltan Forray

Packed with fruits, whole oats, nuts, these vegan bars make for a wholesome snack. Bake up a batch over the weekend and keep in the fridge for easy grab-and-go vegan snacks all week long.

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Creamy and tangy, this guacamole is seasoned with onions, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic for a perfectly balanced dip. Serve with tortilla chips or carrot sticks for tasty dipping.

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Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn

Who knew how easy it was to make kettle corn? With just some popcorn kernels, oil, and sugar you can recreate this carnival classic at home. Be sure to use a vegan-certified sugar brand to avoid white sugars that contain bone char.

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Air Fryer Pakoras

Air Fryer Pakoras
Photo by crickey87. crickey87

A fried vegan snack popular with Indian street vendors, pakoras are a blend of vegetables, chickpea flour, and heady spices. In this version, the air fryer makes perfectly crisp patties, while cutting out most of the excess oil.

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Muhammara (Roasted Pepper & Walnut Spread)

bowl of Muhammara
Chef John

This deceptively creamy dip is made from roasted red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, and pomegranate molasses. Served up with a warm piece of flatbread and some pickled veggies, this will make for the ultimate vegan snack plate.

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Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges

Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges in a bowl

Excellent for dipping or eating on their own, these crispy yet fluffy potato wedges have a garlicky bite and hint of spice from the chili powder. Serve with a side of vegan ranch.

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Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds in a white bowl next to a whole pumpkin

Get equal parts sweet and spicy with these seasoned pumpkin seeds. Cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and cayenne team up with sugar to create a balanced flavor profile.

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Vegan Spinach Bites

Vegan Spinach Bites
My Hot Southern Mess

Made with a base of potatoes and spinach, these green vegan bites are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Reviewer My Hot Southern Mess suggests using leftover mashed potatoes for an even easier vegan snack.

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Vegan Cashew Cheese Rolled in Cranberries and Nuts

Vegan Cashew Cheese Rolled in Cranberries and Nuts with crackers

When the situation calls for fancy snacking, turn to this vegan cheese log recipe. Created with a base of blended cashews and miso paste, the entire log is rolled in chopped nuts, cranberries, and rosemary for a delicious holiday snack.

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Fruit Leather

Fruit Leather

Make your own chewy and sweet fruit leather at home with just a blender and a baking sheet. Apples and pears give it a classic flavor, but you can throw in other fruits for a more bold taste.

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Vegan Queso

Vegan Queso with chips and veggies
Brooke Mulford

Nothing says "snack night" quite like a bowl of gooey, hot nacho cheese. And just because you're vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on that! This recipe gives all the creamy texture and spicy flavor you love but remains dairy-free by using blended cashews and nutritional yeast for the base.

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Potato Chips

Potato Chips

You'll have a hard time going back to the bagged potato chips from the store after trying a bite of this homemade version. The secret to getting perfectly crispy chips is using a mandoline for precise slicing every time.

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Real Hummus

Real Hummus

A vegan snack staple, hummus's creamy texture and bold garlicky taste make it the ideal dip for warm pita bread. Toss them on a plate with a few olives and cherry tomatoes, and you'll have a complete mini snack board.

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