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Easy Late Night Snack Ideas for When the Midnight Cravings Hit

Woke up at midnight hankering for a good late night snack? Satisfy your munchies with these late night snack ideas.

It’s the middle of the night and you’re lying in bed when suddenly — your stomach starts growling. We’ve all been there, and we’re equally guilty of sneaking into the kitchen to grab a bite. 

That said, we’ve put together a list of some late night snack ideas that will make your tastebuds happy without taking much of your time.  

Check it out:

What Is a Good Late Night Snack?

Before we share our list of late night snack ideas, let’s talk about what makes something an ideal snack for midnight. It should tick most or all of these boxes:

  • Easy to prepare: You don’t need to exert a lot of effort to enjoy a nice midnight snack. 
  • Doesn’t disrupt your sleep: Stay away from spicy, caffeinated, or really heavy food. You don’t want to interrupt your sleep some more.
  • Include healthy options: There’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and then, but remember that balance is key.  
  • Satisfies your tastebuds: You got yourself out of bed for this, so of course it has to be worth the trip!

9 Quick and Delicious Late Night Snack Ideas

From healthy to downright decadent, these easy late night snacks will satisfy your midnight cravings:

Stovetop Popcorn

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When it comes to late night snacking (or snacking in general, really), nothing beats freshly popped stovetop popcorn. You can whip up a huge bowl in minutes with the Popsmith Popper, plus there are endless flavor possibilities waiting for you to explore — from kettle corn and buttery popcorn to hurricane popcorn and peanut butter popcorn

Another neat thing about cooking popcorn on the stovetop? You control how much oil and kernels to use, meaning you can make it as healthy or as sinful as you want.

Related: How to Make Stovetop Popcorn Without Burning It

Greek Yogurt Parfait

This late night snack satisfies your sweet tooth, has an interesting mix of textures and flavors, and is super easy to make. Simply combine creamy Greek yogurt with your favorite berries and sprinkle granola on top. It’s not just delicious — it’s healthy, too.

Banana with Almond Butter

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If you want a quick late night snack, this one only takes you a few seconds to prepare. Just spread some almond butter on a banana and repeat if you’re hankering for more. That’s it.

This late night snack can even help you sleep better! Bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium, which help your tired muscles relax. Almond butter is a good source of potassium, too.

Ice Cream Sundae

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You can always reach for a pint of ice cream when you need a little pick-me-up. But if you want to take it a step further, make an ice cream sundae. Just take a scoop (or two) of your favorite ice cream, place it in a bowl, drizzle it with chocolate sauce, and add a cherry on top. 

It may not be the healthiest late night snacking option out there, but sometimes, you just need to indulge.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Do yourself a favor and keep a few hard-boiled eggs in your fridge. That way, you can just grab one to eat when you want a quick snack before bedtime. 

Like bananas, eating eggs at night can improve your sleep. Eggs are packed with protein and ​​tryptophan, plus they’re one of the best sources of melatonin. 

Edible Cookie Dough 

chocolate chip cookie dough

If you just so happen to have cookie dough in your fridge, why not nibble on a bit? It’s a guilty pleasure we can’t blame you for. But just to be clear, we’re talking about the edible kind — not the raw cookie dough with uncooked eggs. 

Frozen Grapes

Take some grapes, freeze them for a few hours, and just like that, you have an easy late night snack. Frozen grapes make a refreshing treat for hot summer nights, and they also contain melatonin to help you get more shut-eye. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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Filling and easy to make in a pinch, what’s not to love about a good old PB&J sandwich? If you want a healthier version of this childhood favorite, use whole-grain bread and natural peanut butter instead.

Happy Late Night Snacking 

You now have several late night snack options to try the next time those midnight cravings strike. If you’re itching to devour a mouthwatering bowl of popcorn in particular, remember that Popsmith makes it easy and foolproof. 

Grab your Popper and choice of popcorn kits today and check out our blog for more snacking inspiration!

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