Easy Make-Ahead Snacks to Stash in Your Freezer
When your next snack attack strikes, simply reach for these ready-made treats.
Spanakopita Spring Rolls
“I was inspired to turn original spanakopita into a hand-held hors d’oeuvre. I use egg roll wrappers in place of phyllo dough, and now these are the biggest hit among my friends.” —Jade Randall, Las Vegas, Nevada
Get the recipe for Spanakopita Spring Rolls.
Pepperoni Pizza Loaf
“This savoury stromboli starts with frozen bread dough, so it comes together in practically no time. The golden loaf is stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers and olives. I often add a few slices of ham, too. It’s tasty served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.” —Jenny Brown, West Lafayette, Indiana
Get the recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Loaf.
Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels
“These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavours of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully.” —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
Get the recipe for Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels.
Buffalo Chicken Pockets
“Here’s my idea of pub food made easy: biscuits flavoured with Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese. They’re my Friday night favourite.” —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts
Get the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pockets.
“I brought the recipe for these gougeres back from a trip to Nice, France. The original called for Gruyere cheese, but I found that Gouda is a more budget-friendly alternative. These puffs are a wonderful bite-sized treat. If you have leftovers, float a few of these gems on a bowl of soup in place of croutons.” —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Get the recipe for Gougeres.
Soft Beer Pretzels
“I’m always looking for new ways to combine fun flavours, and what goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them together into one delicious recipe.” —Alyssa Wilhite, Whitehouse, Texas
Get the recipe for Soft Beer Pretzels.
“Our family adores broccoli casserole. I wanted to try it as an appetizer, so I used a pecan tassie recipe for the crust. The result? We’re talking scrumptious.” —Gail Gaiser, Ewing, New Jersey
Get the recipe for Broccoli-Cheddar Tassies.
“For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge.” —Eileen Ball, Cornelius, North Carolina
Get the recipe for Cheese Crispies.
“I found this recipe while working at a small-town museum. It was the appetizer for a fundraiser a long, long time ago, and it’s still a huge hit at parties. Frozen puff pastry helps make it easy and impressive. The palmiers also freeze well.” —Judy Lock, Panhandle, Texas
Get the recipe for Mushroom Palmiers.
Martha Washington Candy
“Passed down by my grandmother and mother, this Martha Washington candy recipe is a cherished family tradition. We’ve even had each grandchild and great-grandchild take a turn stirring the candy mixture!” —Cindi Boger, Ardmore, Alabama
Get the recipe for Martha Washington Candy.
Ham & Brie Pastries
“Growing up, I loved pocket pastries. Now, with a busy family, I need quick bites. My spin on the classic ham and cheese delivers as a snack or for supper.” —Jennifer Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
Get the recipe for Ham & Brie Pastries.
Next, check out a week’s worth of easy freezer dinners you can reheat any time.