Homemade snacks are always a lot tastier than store-bought snacks, and they tend to be much better for you too! Plus it’s fun to invent new snack recipes and experiment with different flavour combinations. And if you’re hosting a party or a kids’ birthday, making your own snacks is a great way to keep everyone happy and entertained.
It can be especially fun to create snacks for special occasions such as Halloween or Easter. Nothing gets better than a homemade hot cross bun on a frosty autumn morning, and a big bowl of hot buttered popcorn will make a winning accompaniment to a football game or movie night.
And if you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, making snacks from scratch using fresh ingredients is a good way to avoid the vending machine whenever you get peckish. Try to use natural sweeteners such as honey or agave nectar, and polyunsaturated fats. Plus try to go easy on the salt wherever possible. With a little imagination, soon you’ll be creating delicious snacks for you and your family to enjoy.