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Snacks for sleepovers: This is a list of the best sweet and savoury snacks for sleepovers. Snacks you can buy and snacks you can make at home. Perfect for kids, teens and even adults!
A MOUTHWATERING LIST OF SNACKS FOR SLEEPOVERS
A great selection of snacks can make a sleepover party, especially for excited kids and cool teens. So here is a list of delicious sleepover snacks and food ideas for hosting a fancy sleepover party for kids or teens.
I’ve included two lists of ideas. The first is for snacks you can buy, perfect for a quick and easy way to provide pyjama-clad kids and teens with stuff on which they can feast.
The second is for snacks and food ideas that you can make to add a little something extra special for a slumber party, particularly if it’s a birthday sleepover.
There are ideas for sweet and savoury snacks and food. I’ve made sure there are some healthy options, but what sleepover is complete without some classic junk food snacks to light up kids’ eyes?!
GREAT SNACKS TO BUY FOR SLEEPOVERS
What sleepover is complete without a smattering of junk food?! It’s the stuff of illicit midnight feasts and old-school kids’ parties that we all secretly still love, whatever our age.
This is a list of ideas for snacks that you can buy to make it easy to put together a snack charcuterie board or leave it out for midnight grazing.
I’ve based this list on the sleepover party I just hosted for my newly-minted teenager. I can confirm that while homemade snacks and food went down a treat earlier in the evening, it was the junk food that scored large once they settled down to watch movies, chat and hang out into the small hours.
SLEEPOVER SNACKS YOU CAN BUY
1. SAVOURY SNACKS
- Cheese puffs
- Savoury pretzels
- Tortilla chips and salsa dip
- Crisps/Potato chips
- Salted popcorn – these movie theatre-style popcorn boxes are super cute
- Pringles – once you pop, you can’t stop!!
- Grisini and breadsticks are great for munching
- Hula Hoops – the beef flavour is a particular favourite
- Carrot and cucumber crudités with dip
- Hippeas Chickpea puffs (the cheese flavour is a great alternative to classic cheesy puffs)
- Oven French Fries served with ketchup and mayonnaise dips
- Halloumi Fries and salsa
2. SWEET SNACKS
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Cool flavours of popcorn – Popcorn Shed does a whole array of quirky flavours
- Party bag of M&Ms
- Giant bag of pick n mix sweets/candy
- Japanese party snacks – I love adding a little something out of the ordinary, like this Japanese candy box of snacks
- A selection box of quirky flavoured Kitkats
- Marshmallows – mini marshmallows are also great for topping hot chocolate
- Sour Patch kids
- Chocolate covered Pocky sticks
- Chunks of fresh strawberries, blueberries and banana slices
- Baked snacking fruit – strawberries, mango, pineapple (I LOVE Urban Fruit)
HOMEMADE SLEEPOVER SNACK IDEAS
Here is a selection of sleepover snack recipes and slumber party food recipes from some of the top food bloggers around.
My suggestion is to stock up on ready-made snacks and then choose a couple of these homemade recipes to create some real standout party snacks for the sleepover crew to enjoy.
SNACKS FOR SLEEPOVERS
Great food plays a huge role in making a sleepover party a hit. Here is a list of some great homemade snack food recipes that are perfect for sleepovers and slumber parties.
Homemade Seasoned Jalape�o Popcorn
This homemade jalapeño popcorn is made with coriander/cilantro, cheese powder, butter, and pickled jalapeños, it’s a truly full-flavoured snack.
Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels
These homemade soft pretzels are easy to make, tasty and include some whole grains for added goodness.
Easy Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Muffins�
These stuffed crust pepperoni pizza muffins are loaded with pepperoni and assorted other pizza toppings.
Cake Pop Maker Savory Pizza Bites
Introducing cake pop maker savoury pizza bites, they are so easy to make and perfect for movie night sleepover parties.
Pizza Poppers are a fun and kid-friendly finger food for your next sleepover party! Mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce are stuffed inside pizza dough and baked in an irresistible butter herb sauce.
Homemade Mini Pizza Bagel Bites
These homemade mini pizza bagel bites are just as more-ish as they sound!
Best Crispy Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
These air fryer Buffalo wings are utterly delicious without being drenched in oil.
Easy Layered Nacho Dip
This layered nacho dip only takes around ten minutes to put together and only uses a few simple ingredients.
Onion rings in air fryer or pan fried
These air fryer onion rings are super healthy as well as utterly delicious.
Sourdough Sausage Balls (NO Bisquick)
These sourdough sausage balls are a great healthier alternative to Bisquick sausage balls! They are meaty, cheesy and tangy.
6 Sleepover Party Snack
This video from Tasty of 6 sleepover party snacks has some great sweet and savoury snack ideas that kids and teens alike will love
SWEET HOMEMADE SLEEPOVER SNACKS
Who doesn't crave sugar late at night?! Here's a roundup of some delicious sweet like candy recipes for sleepover snacks.
Cinnamon sugar pita chips
These cinnamon sugar pita chips have just four ingredients, are quick and easy to make and are completely binge-worthy.
This dip is quick and easy to make! It just takes 10 minutes and five simple ingredients.
Banana Pudding Brownies Recipe
If you’re a banana pudding fan, then you’ll love these banana pudding brownies.
M&M Rice Krispies Treats
These treats have all the marshmallow and rice cereal chewiness you love, plus colourful M&Ms in this no-bake recipe.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
These Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are the perfect easy snack or dessert made with just five ingredients!
Salted Caramel Popcorn Without Corn Syrup Recipe
This is a great recipe for salted caramel popcorn that avoids using corn syrup.
Homemade Gluten-Free Pop Tarts
Miss PopTarts but can't bring yourself to buy them? Try this homemade pop tart dupe recipe that is so much healthier.
Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Muddy buddies meet the classic snickerdoodle cookie flavours of cinnamon and sugar in this easy-to-make no-bake recipe.
Stuffed PB&J French Toast Kabobs
Turn classic PB&J into French toast and then into skewers, add some strawberries on the side and you have the most gorgeous sweet treat.
Easy Caramel Pretzel Apple Bark
This easy caramel pretzel apple bark is made with just four ingredients. It's a heavenly combo of green apples, caramels, chocolate and pretzels - and it's no-bake.
Nutella Puppy Chow
This Nutella Puppy Chow is incredibly delicious and addictive.
Peanut Butter Brownie Mug Cake
One-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Mug Cake is a moist chocolate cake with a molten peanut butter centre that quickly bakes up in a mug in the microwave! It's great for younger kids to do as a sleepover activity.
This unicorn popcorn is a great way to create themed popcorn for a unicorn themed sleepover or simply as something fun for everyone to eat at the sleepover.
5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These giant Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are flourless, gluten-free, dairy-free and easy to make with one bowl. They are where healthy meets delicious.
Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
This French Toast Sticks recipe makes the best fluffy, buttery, cinnamon-filled, dunkable French Toast ever! Great for late-night snacking or post-sleepover brunches alike.
How To Make S'mores Without A Fire
Indoor S'mores that are ready in five minutes flat are always going to be a sleepover-snacking hit.
Easy S'mores Popcorn Recipe - Dancing Through the Rain
This S’mores Popcorn is made with rich chocolate, soft marshmallows, and crunchy graham crackers.
CHARCUTERIE SNACK BOARD INSPIRATION
Snack boards are perfect for sleepover parties, especially for sleepovers that involve a movie night. Here's a roundup of some brilliant ideas for snack boards to put together.
KIDS SNACK CHARCUTERIE BOARD IDEAS
Creative and delicious ideas for kids' snack charcuterie boards.
EVEN MORE SLEEPOVER SNACK INSPIRATION
I thought I’d also add a roundup of some really classic sleepover snack ideas.
Get some plain popcorn and then set out a selection of toppings
S’mores are traditionally a campfire treat, but they can taste just as good if you make them in the oven. Use Graham crackers (US) or Digestive biscuits (UK), marshmallows and chocolate.
The great thing about mixing up some trail mix is that you can include yummy treats and healthy treats to balance things out. So think of things like chocolate drops, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels, and mini crackers.
Make pizza rolls using ready-made pizza dough and fill them with the usual pizza ingredients of cheese, ham and olives. They make great finger food for sleepovers.
ICE-CREAM SUNDAE BAR
An ice cream sundae bar is a great idea for summer sleepovers. Provide the ice cream and then a selection of toppings like hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, chocolate buttons, chopped nuts and fruit sauces.
Chocolate fondue is a great interactive sleepover party snack. You will need a fondue pot (I have had a couple of these cast iron fondue sets for years and love them). Provide chopped fruit like strawberries and bananas, cookies, marshmallows and cake bites to dip.
Luci is the founder of Mums Make Lists. She has written about all aspects of organising family life for ten years. Her main areas of expertise are family finance and budgeting, simplifying housekeeping and family admin and kids’ party planning. Read more.
Thursday 26th of January 2023
I had parties for my birthday each year. At them my mom produced a full but small plate of popcorn and sausage rolls to eat. Occasionally she made us nice biscuits and other snacks to liven things up. If we had Chinese New Year parties she would have egg fried rice. And to accompany it she cooked them all a bowl of wonton noodles.
Luci McQuitty Hindmarsh
Wednesday 8th of February 2023
Yum! It is easy to over-estimate the amount of food excited kids will actually eat at a party, keeping to small portions is an excellent idea.