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Snack Recipes That Are Healthier Than Processed Foods

When afternoon hunger leaves you longing for a snack, there’s nothing better than something crispy and salty to tide you over until dinner. And while there are plenty of options at the store or vending machine, why not try making some of these treats at home? It’s easy, fun, and even more delicious than anything from a bag or canister. Whether you’re trying to be more mindful of what you eat, or just want to tackle a new challenge, these seven recipes will leave your taste buds completely satisfied.

1. Homemade Cheetos

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These homemade cheetos from Well Floured are a great way to bring the cheesy, orange snack into your kitchen. With just six ingredients, it’s hardly any more work than driving to the grocery store to pick up a bag. No mac and cheese lying around? You can purchase powdered cheese online.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 1 tablespoon sized pieces
  • ½ cup water
  • Powdered cheese, from a box of mac and cheese

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the flours and salt, and cut in the butter. Add the water, mixing until you have a firm dough. Knead a few times.

Roll small piece of dough into logs. Place logs on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, turn over and bake another 5 to 8 minutes, until crispy, but not overly browned.

Place baked cheetos in a bag, tossing with cheese.

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