8 Easy Afternoon Snacks To Make At Home

Snacks for Tea Break


It’s no secret that 3 meals a day isn’t always enough for some of our hungry tummies. However, instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips, how about trying out one of these recipes for a quick and exciting tea break? From sweet muah chee to savoury luncheon meat fries, here are 8 simple recipes for a snack for anytime of the day.

1. Yoghurt Spinach Dip

Starting with the simplest to prepare, this Greek-style yoghurt spinach dip packs an oomph in flavour. Eat it with a side of nachos or for a healthier option, cut a few carrot and cucumber sticks and there you’ll have a crunchy, tasty snack.

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/greek-style-yogurt-spinach-dip/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4. 


2. Luncheon Meat Fries

Arguably one of the more popular drinking snacks in Singapore, you can make luncheon meat fries or spam fries in the comforts of your home, to enjoy while you crack a cold one or binge-watch netflix. It’s super easy to make as well, with only 8 ingredients (or less) and 5 simple steps.


For the ultimate fancy afternoon, why not have it with a fancy Kaya Toast Cocktail or if you’d prefer an alcohol-free alternative, try out this Mango Mint Slush for a refreshing contrast.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/ho-ho-hot-luncheon-meat-fries/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4.


3. Kimchi Pancake

Catching up on your favourite K-drama and starting to drool at all those mouth-watering food on-screen? Then you must make this kimchi pancake recipe! Just like any other pancake recipe, feel free to add on additional toppings like cheese for a more indulgent snack.


Protip: How about making your own kimchi? You can then leave it to ferment in the back of your fridge (psst…kimchi can be kept up to 6 months); the older the kimchi, the better tasting your pancake will be!


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/kimchi-pancake/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 2. 


4. BBQ Chicken Wings

Gian some hawker-style BBQ chicken wings but too lazy to leave the house? You can achieve that same flavour profile with this recipe, using just a nifty air-fryer (an oven works too)! The best part about it? You can customise how garlicky, salty or tangy you want your chicken and sauce to be. Shiok!


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-series-bbq-chicken-wings/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4. 


5. KitKat Brownies

For those with a sweet tooth, don’t worry now we’ve got you covered with this decadent KitKat brownie recipe. What we love most about this recipe is how easily customisable it is. You can use different KitKat flavours like chocolate, matcha, strawberry or even unconventional ones such as red bean, sake and muscat to fold into your brownie — we won’t judge!


Treat yourself further by serving it with a side of ice cream or fruits and you won’t be able to resist taking another slice.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/kitkat-milk-chocolate-brownies/

Preparation Time: 45 minutes. Serves 8. 


6. Muah Chee


If brownies are too sweet for you, try our microwave muah chee recipe! Recreate this childhood favourite snack that’s springy and sticky, coated with sweet ground roasted peanuts or sweetened black sesame to your liking. The best part? It can be done in just 15 minutes, faster than food delivery.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/muah-chee/

Preparation Time: 15 minutes. Serves 4. 


7. Salted Egg Chicken

Seems like the salted egg trend is here to stay, and we totally get why. It undoubtedly goes well with everything, especially this Chinese ZiChar version of the popcorn chicken. Chunks of deep-fried battered chicken thigh coated with the butter and salted egg yolk sauce, finished off with fiery chilli padi and fragrant curry leaves. 100% binge-worthy!


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/salted-egg-yolk-chicken/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4. 

8. Pork and Chives Dumpling

Do away with store-bought dumplings and make your own! You’ll have juicy minced pork paired with that mild sweet and peppery zing of the chives, complete with chewy dumpling skin that’s bound to satisfy your cravings.


Pro-tip: If you’ve made more dumplings than you can eat, store the excess in the freezer for another day’s snack.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/pork-and-chive-dumplings/

Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 40 pieces. 


Snacks for Tea Break

With these easy and tasty recipes, you might find yourself reaching for second servings, but remember to save space for dinner! If you need a quick fix for a lonely mouth, these 8 recipes are the perfect companions.



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