Satisfy Your Late-Night Cravings with These Recipes

Does your favorite junk food call your name in the middle of the night and you have to answer? Let’s be real — sometimes those stubborn little urges are hard to ignore! Luckily, you don’t have to run to the store anymore for your late-night cravings, because you make can your favorite classic snacks at home!

Try these recipes and let us know in the comments section how they came out!

"THE REAL'S" HOMEMADE DORITOS

Ingredients:
• 12-24 corn tortillas
• Extra virgin olive oil
• 4 teaspoons taco kit seasoning
• 6 teaspoons mac and cheese packet

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush both sides of the tortillas with olive oil, then cut them into wedges. Size them however you like! Bake for 15 minutes, or until they start to brown.

Mix the powdered cheese packet and the seasoning. Take the chips straight from the oven, add the mixed seasonings, and combine in a large resealable plastic bag. Shake, shake, shake to coat!  

"THE REAL'S" HOMEMADE CRACKER JACKS

Ingredients:
• Vegetable oil
• 1/3 cup uncooked popcorn
• 1 cup sugar
• 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
• 2 tablespoons molasses
• 2 tablespoons roasted peanut oil
• Kosher or sea salt
• ½ cup uncooked peanuts

Directions:
In a large pot, put 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and some popcorn kernels to test. Put on medium-high heat to pop the kernels, and add the rest of the kernels in a single layer. Cover, cook and shake the pot, waiting until pops are several seconds apart. Put a thin layer of vegetable oil on a baking sheet and then put the popped corn in a bowl.

Clean out the pot and add the dark corn syrup, molasses, peanut oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, peanuts and sugar. On medium-high heat, stir for about 7 minutes. Check with a candy thermometer for a temperature of 290 degrees. Remove from heat and mix in the popcorn until it’s covered. Put mixture on the baking sheet. Once cooled, break apart into bite-sized pieces.


"THE REAL'S" FRUIT ROLL UPS

Ingredients:
• 4 cups mixed berries – choose your favorites!
• 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
• Honey to taste

Directions:
Heat up the oven to 200 degrees F. Blend your fruit of choice and the sugar, and add lemon juice to taste. Then, bring the blended fruit to a simmer over medium-high heat. Then, bring the heat down to medium low and cook about 30-40 minutes.

Stir occasionally at first, then more toward the end until the liquid almost fully evaporates and the mixture thickens. Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil, and spread the cooked fruit into a thin layer. Bake around 3 hours until it is only a little bit sticky.

Let the fruit cool, then peel off the foil. If it’s still moist on the foil side, bake in the oven until dry. Lay the smooth side of the baked fruit on waxed paper. Use a pizza cutter or scissors to carefully cut into strips on the paper. Then roll up the old-school way and enjoy!

 

 

Comments

More In Health

Health Friday, April 09

Are Barbers Qualified to Give Mental Health Advice?

Barber shops are often seen as safe spaces for men, especially given the uptick of social injustice over the years — so much so that some men have found it therapeutic to vent and discuss their mental health. Do you support this type of unique therapy or should matters of the mental health be strictly in the hands of professionals?

Health Monday, March 29

Part Two: Arianna Huffington & Marina Khidekel Say Women Have Been Hit the…

Author and columnist Arianna Huffington and Thrive Global Editorial Director Marina Khidekel discuss how women have been hit the hardest during the pandemic and dish on how important sleep is to our bodies in their new book, “Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-Being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps.”