Fall is here and we find ourselves making changes everywhere: we’re transitioning our fashion, decorating our homes (in case you missed it, here’s Shannon’s Fall Home Tour and here is Jenna’s Fall Home Tour), and changing what we eat to reflect the season. Today, we’re sharing some of our fall snack favorites. All the snacks we love to make, love to see, and love to eat. We can’t wait to make these recipes the next time we’re welcoming loved ones into our homes or spicing up a regular Tuesday afternoon snack time as we hear about the school day.
It’s hard to beat the convenience of a snack board. These guaranteed crowd-pleasers cover so many food groups it can sometimes count as a full meal! Not only that, but these boards are so visually interesting they can double as a focal point for any gathering. Lately, our favorites have us inspired to pull in touches of fall with fresh ingredients, moody color schemes, and a touch of pop-culture.
Whether you’re hosting a movie night or throwing a Halloween party, this Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board will be a tasty talking point everyone remembers! How cute did these Sanderson Sisters turn out? Check out the full recipe on The Recipe Critic–Alyssa walks you through her exact process step-by-step so things don’t run amuck.
We’re dreaming about this Elevated Fall Cheese Board from Aint’ Too Proud To Meg and the effortless way she turned this snack classic into a seasonal sensation. Meg spells out everything you need to create your own board at home, from the color palette to seasonal foods, and an exact map of her own board.
Hostful Hack No. 86: Seasonal paper goods. Keep seasonal paper goods (i.e. plates and napkins) on hand and store them in a decorative basket. Bring to the coffee table, dining table, or patio space, so anyone can grab as needed. Be sure to grab some on clearance at your favorite local retailers towards the end of each season and stock up!Simplify hosting with our Hostful Hack Handbook
Air fryer wonders
Is there anything that can’t be made better with an air fryer? Jenna’s go-to kitchen MVP brings new life to some of our favorite fall snacks.
This recipe for Air Fryer Apple Chips from Becky at the Air Frying Foodie only needs apples and cinnamon to make this kid-friendly snack. It’s a different take on a classic afternoon treat that can be made ahead. The apple chips are good for up to five days, but we anticipate them disappearing way before then!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds are an incredibly healthy snack and a great way to repurpose all those seeds found during a pumpkin carving party. Meeta’s recipe on Piping Pot Curry shares so many helpful tips like boiling the seeds before cooking to help remove excess pulp. Genius!
“Dips” are a versatile catch-all for anything soft and spreadable and a wonderful way to work seasonal flavors into familiar snacks. We have these three recipes ready and waiting!
Morgan from Host the Toast created a Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus that was so tasty, it even won over her anti-hummus friends. This quick, easy, and healthy recipe has it all: bold flavors, minimal prep, and lots of protein and antioxidants. Try pairing this with carrots, celery, or pita.
Hostful Hack No. 88: No-prep snacks. Make a list of easy, no-prep snacks to become your go-to’s for unexpected guests. Ensure they are snacks your family enjoys so they do not go to waste. Our go-to’s are chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, and veggies or pita and hummus.Simplify hosting with our Hostful Hack Handbook
Sweet potato fries are one of those perfect foods that don’t need much else to shine, but Shay from What the Fork Food Blog found a way to level them up. Her Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce are such a perfect pair we’re wondering where this recipe has been all our lives. This recipe is so good, in fact, you’ll see Shay’s daughter Kelsey’s hand in one of the food photos because she just couldn’t wait any longer. If that’s not a ringing endorsement we don’t know what is!
Finally, Recipe Girl has a homemade Pumpkin Butter recipe that can be kept in the fridge for weeks. Lori’s recipe includes a list of suggested foods to put the pumpkin butter on that ranges from breakfast through dinner so you can enjoy it all day.