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31 Best Easy Sweet Snacks to Satisfy a Sugar Craving

No matter how much you love a salty snack, it’s one of life’s pleasures to enjoy sweet snacks too. They don’t need to be unhealthy to be tasty, either, with these easy sweet snacks!

It’s even better if you don’t have to do much prep work to enjoy sweet treats. Or if they don’t involve much cooking or baking!

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What Sweet Snacks Can I Eat?

From crunchy cinnamon pretzels to creamy chocolate hummus. Refreshing mango popsicles to comforting German milk rice pudding. From oatmeal cookies to moist banana muffins.

Do you have a taste for crunchy sugar? Or do you prefer to have a savory element in your sweet snacks?

Some of the most unexpected ingredients can make a delicious sweet snack to satisfy your sugar cravings!

Delicious Easy Sweet Snacks

Below you will find a variety of appealing sweet, easy snacks. Many of these easy recipes are prepared or ready in minutes.

You’re sure to find a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth!

1. Mini Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

m&m cookies


Peanut butter lovers will love these mini M&M cookies. In every bite, you’ll taste both soft cookies and crunchy candy.

Your cookie mostly tastes like peanut butter. Brown sugar gives the flavor more depth and a taste almost like caramel.

Your cookies are perfect for an afternoon snack after school or a movie night at home. They also make great easy desserts!

2. Banana Oatmeal Cookies

banana oatmeal cookies


These flavorful chocolate muffins deliver a soft texture with every bite. These healthy sweet snacks are so moist you won’t believe they’re made without flour!

You’ll need overripe bananas and honey or maple syrup to provide natural sweetness. Quick oats are best for this recipe. However, rolled oats are ok too, but they will offer a different texture.

Cinnamon is what makes the taste of these cookies sing! This recipe uses chocolate chips. However, dried fruit works well too. 

Your kids will love their treat, which is healthy and nutritious!

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

chocolate peanut butter muffins


These flavorful chocolate muffins deliver a soft texture with every bite. These healthy sweet snacks are so moist you won’t believe they’re made without flour!

You only need a handful of wholesome ingredients to create your healthy snacks. These consist of ripe bananas, natural peanut butter, eggs, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.

Baking soda will help your muffins rise, and maple syrup is a natural sweetener.

You can add chocolate chips for melty pockets of chocolate right through! Peanut butter chips are a delicious option too.

This is one of the best easy sweet snack recipes to enjoy any time of day! Just make sure to store them in an airtight container to make sure they last!

4. Chocolate Hummus

chocolate hummus


For a sweet take on savory hummus, try chocolate hummus! It makes a nutritious dip, snack, or spread that even your kids will love.

Your blended hummus contains the vital ingredient of chickpeas. You’ll combine these with your chosen nut or seed butter, sweet honey & coconut sugar, rich cocoa powder, and almond milk.

Spread your chocolate hummus on toast, serve with a variety of juicy fruit, or use pretzels for dipping!

Love hummus? Try out this bright beet hummus!

5. Mango Popsicles

mango popsicles


These mango popsicles are a refreshing, healthy treat perfect for summer. Both adults and children are guaranteed to love them.

You’ll need four simple ingredients to create your popsicles. These are juicy mango chunks, freshly squeezed lime juice, pure honey, and water. You could use coconut water to add a slightly nutty taste.

The only problem is waiting for your delicious popsicles to freeze! But it will be worth it.

6. Homemade Gummy Bears

homemade gummy bears


Make your kids a healthier, refined-sugar treat with these chewy gummy bears. You can also create a wine version for yourself!

Gelatin is essential for setting your gummy bears. Your other ingredients are honey, lemon juice, and unsweetened fruit juice. (Plus sugar and wine for the adult version!).

Pomegranate, mango, and wine are the flavors you will create using this recipe. A handful of gummy bears per day are a wonderful treat!

7. German Milk Rice Pudding

German milk rice pudding


German milk rice pudding – or Milchreis – is a classic German comfort food. Your whole family will love this creamy rice pudding dessert, easily made on your stovetop. 

A handful of ingredients is all you need to create your creamy pudding. These include arborio rice, whole milk, sugar, butter, vanilla (bean, extract, or paste), and a pinch of salt.

Serve your freshly made rice pudding in bowls with your choice of toppings. Cinnamon sugar, sweet fruit compote, or nuts & seeds are good options.

8. Mini Brownie Bites

mini brownie bites


These brownie bites result in super fudgy centers and chewy edges. Just how a brownie should be! As they’re mini, you can have more than one and not feel guilty…

The batter for your brownies comes together in minutes. You probably have all your ingredients in your pantry already.

You need chocolate, unsalted butter, eggs, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Serve your delightful brownie bites as they are, or spread the tops with Nutella frosting!

9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars

chocolate peanut butter snack bars


No matter what, chocolate and peanut butter taste good together. Your kids will love these snack bars that are both healthy and tasty.

You’ll need chocolate puffed rice cereal, agave syrup, honey, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips to make your bars.

Savory flavors come from roasted salted peanuts, hemp and chia seeds, and peanut butter.

Your bars have the right amount of sweet and salty, soft and crunchy, firm and chewy. The method takes some work, but it will be worth it in the end!

10. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins


These one-bowl banana chocolate chip muffins are ideal for a sweet snack. Your soft, delicious muffins are also great for a grab-and-go kids’ breakfast.

Ripe bananas and sour cream help produce your muffins’ moist texture. Chocolate chips add a tasty crunch to every bite.

11. Chocolate Covered Oranges

chocolate covered oranges


If you’ve never tried chocolate-covered oranges before, you’re missing out! Mandarin segments dipped in chocolate are a great holiday treat for your dessert table.

You’ll dip your mandarin segments in a delicious combination of coconut oil and chocolate. Then you’ll lightly sprinkle them with sea salt flakes and set them in the refrigerator.

They’re easy enough to make that you can get your children involved too!

12. Homemade Snack Mix

homemade snack mix


Of course, you can easily buy pre-packaged snack mix (or trail mix). By creating your version from scratch, you can include your favorite flavors.

This is more of a guide than a recipe. However, it gives you some ideas of what to include.

This nutty, fruity snack mix combines raisins, coconut flakes, hazelnuts, dried cherries & currants, and chocolate cookie pieces. Keep a small bowl on your countertop to snack on throughout the day.

13. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

cheesecake stuffed strawberries


These no-bake stuffed strawberries are a decadent yet healthier cheesecake-style dessert. They’re ideal for a BBQ dessert during summer or even the 4th of July celebrations.

Your strawberries are hollowed out and stuffed with a cheesecake mixture. This combines cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. It produces a deliciously creamy texture and flavor!

Top your stuffed strawberries with a crispy Graham cracker crust. You can add chocolate for extra decadence!

14. Salty Cashew Coconut Energy Balls

coconut energy balls


You’ll find the perfect bite-sized snack in these salty coconut cashew energy balls. They’re effortless to make and will keep you in snacks throughout the week.

You will have a super nutty flavor with cashew butter, coconut flakes, and toasted cashew nuts.

These are combined with rolled oats, dried apricots, and honey. A little salt with balance the sweetness.

These energy balls are versatile. Use any nut butter, dried fruits, or nuts that you have to hand.

Have lots of cashews left over? Try these 5-ingredient cashew energy balls!

15. Biscoff Truffles

biscoff truffles


If you’re a Biscoff cookies fan, you will love these truffles! They’re packed with Biscoff cookie butter and crushed Biscoff cookies.

Your truffles are also made with heavy cream and white chocolate. So they have a satisfying creamy texture and a caramel-y cinnamon flavor. This is what makes Biscoff taste so good!

Your creamy truffles are also coated in crushed cookies. Delicious!

16. Sugar-Free Yogurt Protein Popsicles

yogurt popsicles


These sugar-free protein popsicles are perfect for summer because they are easy to make and don’t have any added sugar. Adding different things to the popsicle mix can also change them up.

Your popsicles are made of Skyr yogurt (high in protein), heavy cream, and powdered sweetener. You will put them in molds, where you can add a layer of berries to make them taste more refreshing.

They’re already tasty, but coating them in chocolate makes them feel like a special treat!

17. Chocolate Covered Pecans

chocolate covered pecans


These pecans that are covered in chocolate are the perfect holiday treat. You can eat them as a snack or put them on a dessert board for people to share.

You’ll need hard and crunchy pecan halves, salted butter, melted chocolate, and coconut oil. Your chocolate coating is creamy, which goes well with the satisfying crunch of the pecans.

You can also wrap chocolate-covered pecans and give them as holiday gifts.

18. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

peanut butter bars


These wholesome peanut butter bars are healthy and satisfying. They make a delicious, quick, and easy dessert or snack.

Peanut butter and rolled oats are the big flavors for your bars. Maple syrup, dark chocolate chips, and coconut oil add sweetness to peanut butter’s savory.

If you like a crunchy texture, add cacao nibs to your mixture. The hardest part will be waiting for your bars to set!

Have some extra chocolate chips? These healthy apple nachos will also satisfy your sweet tooth!

19. Banana Pumpkin Muffins

banana pumpkin muffins


These muffins have a moist texture because you will use mashed bananas and pureed pumpkins. They are healthy enough to eat for breakfast and as a snack! They can also be served at fall parties.

With cinnamon and pumpkin spice, your muffins will smell like fall. Using brown sugar gives your muffins a delicious caramelized taste.

Add chocolate chips to your muffins to make them gooey inside!

20. Banana Snack Cake

banana snack cake


This healthy snack cake is moist inside and bursting with banana flavor. It contains no refined sugar, making it perfect for eating at any time of the day.

Over-ripe bananas are best used for maximum flavor and sweetness in your cake. Coconut sugar and coconut oil give a mild nutty taste.

Oat flour and rolled oats add a slightly chewy texture to your tender cake. Add cinnamon for a lovely, warming flavor.

21. Pina Colada Energy Balls

pina colada energy balls


Pina colada energy balls are quick-to-make snack that provides an energy boost. They’re naturally sweet and chewy from the combination of fruit and nuts.

Pitted dates and dried pineapple chunks provide sweetness to your energy balls. Sliced almonds, shredded coconut, and coconut oil leave a nutty taste.

Roll your energy balls in toasted coconut flakes for extra nutty flavor!

Keep your energy up with these refreshing matcha energy balls!

22. Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Pecans

cinnamon sugar roasted pecans


Pecan nuts make you think of fall, don’t they? These cinnamon & sugar-roasted pecans are perfect for snacking on during the holiday season.

All you need to create these flavorsome pecans is egg white, water, white sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon. If you don’t like pecans, substitute them with your favorite type of nut.

These roasted pecans also make a deliciously sweet addition to a salad!

23. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies


These peanut butter cookies couldn’t be easier to prepare! They’re rich and buttery and come together quickly in just one bowl.

Using smooth peanut butter will deliver a creamy texture. Almond flour adds moisture that makes your cookies feel buttery in your mouth.

Maple syrup naturally sweetens your cookies and acts as your binding agent. Add different flavors to your cookies by using chocolate chips, vanilla extract, or ground cinnamon.

24. Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter cups


Another chocolate and peanut butter combination is used to make these vegan peanut butter cups. They taste just as delicious as the originals, but without dairy and additives.

Peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt, and dairy-free chocolate are the only ingredients you need. They take a bit back and forth while waiting for your chocolate to set. However, the result is worth it!

25. Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

shortbread cookies


These almond flour shortbread cookies are delicious and crispy. You won’t believe that they’re made with only natural ingredients.

You will use almond flour, coconut butter, and maple syrup as flavorful ingredients. Almond flour is what makes your cookies taste buttery!

Coconut butter will leave a mild nutty flavor. However, you can use dairy-free butter if you prefer no coconut flavor.

26. Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies

peanut butter blondies


Blondies are a great replacement for brownies. The middle of these peanut butter blondies is soft and chewy, and they taste great.

You use peanut butter and coconut oil instead of butter in your vegan blondies. For the right texture, you must use smooth, runny peanut butter.

The blondies you make will have many chocolate chips in them, too!

27. Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

snickerdoodle muddy buddies


Muddy buddies meet the classic snickerdoodle flavors of cinnamon and sugar for this sweet treat! It’s a no-bake recipe that is easy to create.       

You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to create your sweet snickerdoodle, muddy buddies. These are rice & corn Chex, white chocolate chips, powdered & granulated sugar, and cinnamon.

Your muddy buddies are best eaten fresh when they’re still crunchy!

28. Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

cinnamon sugar pretzels


These cinnamon-sugar pretzels are a great holiday treat to give as a gift. But be sure to make enough for yourself!

They are sweet, salty, and crunchy; you only need five ingredients to make them. When it’s cold outside, the taste of cinnamon and sugar on your pretzels makes you feel warm and cozy.

Drizzle melted white chocolate over your sweet and crunchy pretzels to finish them off!

29. Watermelon Pizza

watermelon pizza


Watermelon pizza is a versatile, refreshing, easy snack that can be prepared to suit your tastes! It makes an excellent appetizer for parties, too.

Greek yogurt, whipped cream, or feta cheese are creamy choices for your “pizza” base. Fresh berries, nuts, or chocolate chips are tasty toppings!

Choose a sweet drizzle such as honey or caramel to complete your watermelon pizza!

Loved this idea? You might also enjoy these healthy apple snacks!

30. Candied Strawberries

candied strawberries


Give a sweet, crunchy candy coating to juicy strawberries to make a beautiful dessert. These candied strawberries are a great way to use up fruit that is too ripe or not ripe enough.

Along with the berries, you’ll need three other ingredients. There is corn syrup, sugar, and water here. You will make sugar syrup with these, so a candy thermometer is also helpful.

You should eat your candied strawberries right away while they are still crunchy!

31. Nutella Overnight Oats

nutella overnight oats


Overnight oats prepped in advance make a leisurely ready-to-go breakfast. However, this Nutella version is a delicious snack too!

Besides your Nutella, all you need is milk and rolled oats. Using whole milk will deliver the creamiest texture for your overnight oats.

Add fruit for a fresh taste. Sliced bananas, blueberries, or juicy raspberries work well!

easy sweet snacks

31 Best Easy Sweet Snacks to Satisfy a Sugar Craving

Yield: 8-12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Need a sugar fix? With recipes for popsicles, cookies, snack bars and so much more, these easy sweet snacks are sure to satisfy.


  • 1. Mini Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
  • 2. Banana Oatmeal Cookies
  • 3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
  • 4. Chocolate Hummus
  • 5. Mango Popsicles
  • 6. Homemade Gummy Bears
  • 7. German Milk Rice Pudding
  • 8. Mini Brownie Bites
  • 9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars
  • 10. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • 11. Chocolate Covered Oranges
  • 12. Homemade Snack Mix
  • 13. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
  • 14. Salty Cashew Coconut Energy Balls
  • 15. Biscoff Truffles
  • 16. Sugar-Free Yogurt Protein Popsicles
  • 17. Chocolate Covered Pecans
  • 18. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
  • 19. Banana Pumpkin Muffins
  • 20. Banana Snack Cake
  • 21. Pina Colada Energy Balls
  • 22. Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Pecans
  • 23. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 24. Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
  • 25. Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
  • 26. Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies
  • 27. Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
  • 28. Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
  • 29. Watermelon Pizza
  • 30. Candied Strawberries
  • 31. Nutella Overnight Oats


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