Easy Quarantine Snacks With Pantry Staples

Two weeks ago I published 10 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES TO EAT DURING YOUR CORONA VIRUS QUARANTINE and it quickly became one of my most popular articles. I think there’s a big push to learn home cooking during these times (probably why food blogs are some of the only blogs that aren’t losing visitors). I’ve decided to make this article for easy quarantine snacks with pantry staples. These are items that most people should have in their pantry at any given time.

While all of these easy quarantine snacks recipes won’t work for everyone, hopefully there is a recipe or two for everyone. I’m going to try to focus on using recipes with canned, frozen, or dry goods. However, some recipes will use fresh meat or vegetables. Grocery stores seem to not have run out of fresh produce, and if you’re reading this article you are probably tired of Hot Pockets and Salisbury Steak.

CRISPY CHICKPEAS

perfectly crispy chickpeas every time. easy quarantine snacks
CRISPY CHICKPEAS

Crispy chickpeas are a great corona virus quarantine snack because they only need three ingredients. Some canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), olive oil, and a little salt, and you’re well on your way to enjoying a delicious snack while binge watching Tiger King.

OLD FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER BREAD

making peanut butter bread are easy quarantine snacks during corona virus
OLD FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER BREAD

Bread baking has been a popular thing to learn during people’s corona virus quarantine, and for good reason. You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make fresh delicious bread. This recipe is even better because it is no knead and no yeast. In fact, it only takes about an hour start to finish for a snack of warm bread with butter and flaky sea salt.

BAKING POWDER CHICKEN WINGS

baking powder method chicken wings for extra crispy chicken skin. perfect during this corona virus quarantine because it uses very few ingredients
BAKING POWDER CHICKEN WINGS

Hopefully chicken wings haven’t sold out at your nearby grocery store because this method is the ultimate way to get the crispiest possible wings. Wings, baking powder, and a little salt are the only ingredients you need. A perfectly easy quarantine snack.

CASHEW BUTTER COOKIES

easy quarantine snacks - cashew butter cookies
CASHEW BUTTER COOKIES

There have been some reports of peanut butter being sold out, but did you know that you can make cashew butter cookies? The substitution is 1:1 so you can use my recipe, or your preferred one. And the best part is, during a quarantine upscale items (like cashew butter) tend not to sell out. Note: you of course can use this recipe for regular peanut butter cookies.

OREO CHEESECAKE TRUFFLES

oreo cheesecake truffles
OREO CHEESECAKE TRUFFLES

You only need three ingredients for these Oreo cheesecake truffles. Oreos, Philadelphia, and white/dark chocolate. These are things I usually have on hand at all times (aka pantry staples), so this is a perfect easy quarantine snack recipe. While it may be more of a dessert, it is still kind of a snack if just eaten in moderation.

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TARTLETS

chocolate hazelnut tarts
CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TARTLETS

Another three ingredient dessert-snack, these chocolate hazelnut tartlets are super easy to make. Just store-bought tartlet shells, chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella), and some milk are all that’s needed to make these treats. Of course you can spruce it up with some fresh fruit and powdered sugar, but it isn’t necessary at all.

BAKED EGG CUPS (OEUFS COCOTTE)

baked egg cups oeufs cocotte recipe page
BAKED EGG CUPS (OEUFS COCOTTE)

These can be a breakfast as well as a snack, if you don’t mind eating eggs at all times of the day. Some simple chopped fresh produce, dry or cured meat if you want, some pantry herbs and spices, and eggs. It’s a pretty fun recipe to get creative with, so just use whatever you have on hand and make a baked egg cup.

THE BEST CREAM CHEESE PASTA

cream cheese pasta makes easy quarantine snacks, just reduce the serving size
THE BEST CREAM CHEESE PASTA

Mac and Cheese is a comfort food, but it also makes easy quarantine snacks if you shrink the serving size. Perfect for an afternoon bite to hold you over, this cream cheese pasta is better and easier than the more popular methods. Pasta and Philadelphia are all you really need, and then you can spruce it up with herbs and spices you may have on hand.

VOL-AU-VENT WITH WHITEFISH POACHED IN SHIITAKE CREAM SAUCE

vol-au-vent with whitefish is a surprisingly perfect quarantine recipe. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, or frozen goods
VOL-AU-VENT WITH WHITEFISH POACHED IN SHIITAKE CREAM SAUCE

If you don’t think this fits in with the rest of the easy quarantine snacks think again. Store-bought frozen puff pastry, frozen whitefish, and fresh mushrooms (not likely to sell out) are the three main ingredients. Some butter, cream, and herbs round out this recipe that looks much more complicated than it actually is.

PERFECTLY CRISPY PORK BELLY

crispy pork belly with mustard. just one ingredient.
HOW TO MAKE PERFECTLY CRISPY PORK BELLY

If you think this also doesn’t fit in with easy quarantine snacks then think again (again). There is only ONE ingredient (plus the mustard to dip). That’s right, you can make perfectly crispy pork belly with only pork belly. You don’t even need salt or other spices/herbs. This is the Ukrainian/Eastern European way of making pork belly, but it is similar to the Hong Kong Cantonese way of doing it, so if you like this at dim sum, you’ll love it in your own home. This is more of a method than a recipe, so click through and I guarantee you’ll have a new favorite dish in your repertoire.

Easy Quarantine Snacks

So, what do you think of this easy quarantine snacks article. Did you find something you’ll give a try? I tried to pull creative things off my site so this isn’t just another quarantine cooking list with dry spaghetti and jarred marinara sauce. Let me know what snacks you like to make during this corona virus quarantine time.

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