11 Sweet and Savory Midnight Snacks

May 16, 2014

We hear talk sometimes of midnight cravings. Of mysterious, bleary-eyed feasts with a bottle of milk in one hand and a chocolate bar in the other. This never happens to us.

You will not find us foraging for snacks in the wee hours of the night. And we had nothing to do with the cake that disappeared while you were sleeping. But if, say, we were to wander into our kitchen after dark, we would want something that whips up in ten minutes flat. Something rich and quick and good for the soul. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

For those late-night munchies, we rounded up our essential snacks, both sweet and savory, creamy and crisp. Some of them are innocent indulgences; others are decidedly wicked -- but all of them will hold you over until morning. Here’s to you, fellow night owls. Your secret is safe with us. 

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Lisa is a noodle fiend and a chocolate hoarder. She probably wants to make you cookies.


Mr_Vittles May 19, 2014
My go-to munchie after a hard night, is boiled pasta (often way overcooked), a couple eggs (and perhaps bits of shell for protein), mixed together carbonara style over low heat (usually curdling the eggs), then fist-fulls of cheddar cheese are added along with a healthy amount of black pepper. Consumed hot with a good amount of heavy breathing.
Lisa S. May 19, 2014
It is officially past midnight in these parts. There may be a carbonara in my future...
Girl I. May 17, 2014
My inner snack monster is so happy upon reading this article. I could happily make a few of these, the next time my midnight cravings hit!
Lisa S. May 17, 2014
You are a girl (in a food frenzy) after my own heart!