30 easy TV snacks

Whether you're having people over to watch the football, the tennis a film or just like to have a little nibble in front of the TV, try one of our quick and easy TV snacks to make it more of a special occasion.

Smoky spiced chorizo
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Whether you're having people over to watch the football, the tennis a film or just like to have a little nibble in front of the TV, try one of our quick and easy TV snacks to make it more of a special occasion.

Whether you're having people over to watch the football, the tennis, a film or just like to have a little nibble in front of the TV, try one of our quick and easy TV snacks to make it more of a special occasion.

Malteser popcorn balls

Malteser popcorn balls

Bring the cinema experience home with these deliciously sweet Malteser popcorn balls (opens in new tab). The kids will love helping you make them. Quick, simple and ever-so-tasty, these 20-min wonders are sure to put a smile on the kids' faces.

Sausage rolls with a twist

Sausage rolls with a twist

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Make your very own sausage rolls with a twist (opens in new tab) - literally! These meaty snacks are bursting with flavour and are the ultimate TV snack. As they use ready-made pastry and sausages - you can put them together quickly and they only take 15 mins to cook.

Thai green dip

Thai green dip

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This quick Thai green dip (opens in new tab) is easy to make in a hurry, especially when your favourite show is about to start. All you need to do is boil your veggies until tender, give them a good mix in a blender with some spices and ta-dah - you've just made yourself a tasty and low-fat dip!

Nachos with chunky guacamole

Nachos with chunky guacamole

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Brought to you by Essentials magazine, these cheesy, tangy nachos with a chunky avocado dip are our firm favourtie party food!

Get the recipe: Nachos with chunky guacamole

Red pepper hummus

Red pepper hummus

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Love a bit of hummus and crisps in front of the TV? Try making your own flavoursome dip with our recipe for red pepper hummus (opens in new tab). Simply whizz all the ingredients together and serve with pitta bread - you'll be really surprised how much nicer homemade hummus tastes.

Moroccan chickpea cakes

Moroccan chickpea cakes

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Moroccan chickpea cakes (opens in new tab) are a great treat to enjoy in front of the box. Packed full of the

powerful flavours of garlic, onion and paprika, these tasty little

numbers will satisfy the whole family!

Chicken wings, wedges and slaw

Chicken wings, wedges and slaw

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This family-sized combo of chicken wings, wedges and slaw (opens in new tab) is lip-smackingly tasty. The succulent chicken wings and creamy slaw are also really easy to make.

Potato skins

Potato skins

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These potato skins (opens in new tab)

are so simple to make and are well worth the wait. All you need is 6 large

baking potatoes and you're ready to go! You can make the dips to go alongside these skins too - they make the perfect combo.

Churros and chocolate

Churros and chocolate

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A sweet way to enjoy putting your feet up and watching the box with these yummy churros and chocolate (opens in new tab). Churros are the Mexican version of doughnuts and just as moreish.

No bake peanut butter cookies

No bake peanut butter cookies

These no-bake peanut butter cookies (opens in new tab) are a great treat to enjoy without having to use the oven. These cookies are crunchy, chewing and irresistibly delicious! With only 66 cals and 3g of fat per portion you'd be mad not to try them.

Creamy new potato salad

Creamy new potato salad

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Make your very own creamy potato salad (opens in new tab) to enjoy whilst watching your favourite programme. This dish only takes 20 mins and is lower in fat than lots of potato salads as it uses creme fraiche.

Cheese and spicy beef tortillas

Cheese and spicy beef tortillas

If you've got left over roast beef from the night before there's no need to bin it. Turn your succulent beef chunks into cheese and spicy beef tortillas (opens in new tab). It only takes 20 mins to cook these mouth-watering morsels.

Cheese and pickle straws

Cheese and pickle straws

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Pile ready-made pastry with your favourite cheese and tangy pickle to make these moreish cheese and pickle straws (opens in new tab). You won't be able to eat just one.

Smoky spiced chorizo

Smoky spiced chorizo

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Who can resist the spicy, meaty flavour of smoky spiced chorizo (opens in new tab)? Perfect for sharing, this snack includes juicy peppers, smoked paprika and the ever-so-tasty chorizo. Cook in advance and all you need to do is reheat in the microwave 5 mins before serving.

Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas

Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas

Bring Mexico home with these flavoursome chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas (opens in new tab). Meaty but not too filling, you won't feel guilty about snacking on these light bites.

Chilly Philly potato cakes

Chilly Philly potato cakes

These bite-sized chilly Philly potato cakes (opens in new tab) are perfect for snacking on in front of the TV.

Light, fluffy bites with a creamy sweet chilli dip, these snacks will be cleaned off the plate in no time.

Chocolate and coconut bites

Chocolate and coconut bites

The kids are going to love making these chocolate and coconut bites (opens in new tab) not to mention eating them! Once you've made them pop them in a large bowl and offer round to your friends and family whilst watching your favourite film.

Camembert or Brie bake

Camembert or Brie bake

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A dip with a difference. Choose between Camembert or Brie (opens in new tab) to make this oozy cheesy bake. Perfect for all you cheese lovers out there. Serve with warm pitta or crusty bread.

Halloumi kebabs

Halloumi kebabs

These delicious halloumi kebabs (opens in new tab) are quick and easy to make. With a variety of juicy vegetables like red pepper, mushrooms and peeled shallots these kebabs are a TV treat.

Easy guacamole

Easy guacamole

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Have a selection of homemade dips by making our easy guacamole (opens in new tab). You can make it as smooth or chunky as you like - and if you like things spicy, you can add a little chilli too.

Crispy fish bites

Crispy fish bites

Fancy something fishy? These crispy fish bites (opens in new tab) are sure to please! Served alongside our homemade tartare sauce, these bites will be gone in minutes so make sure you put a couple to one side for yourself before bringing into the living room.

Woman's Weekly brandy snaps

Woman's Weekly brandy snaps

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Brandy snaps (opens in new tab) are a very special homemade biscuit. Enjoy their sweet golden syrup, lemon and gingery flavour with a nice cuppa.

Quick Strawberry Ice Cream

Quick Strawberry Ice Cream

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If you've got strawberry jam and vanilla custard in your cupboard, that's all you need to make this deliciously and quick strawberry ice cream (opens in new tab)! It only takes 5 mins to make and 50 mins to freeze and voila! You have your very own homemade ice cream.

Roasted red pepper and chive falafels

Roasted red pepper and chive falafels

Perfect for veggies these roasted red pepper and chive falafels (opens in new tab) are a great TV snack packed full of flavour. Make up a big batch and keep in the fridge for those moments when you can't resist a little nibble.

Pizza toast

Pizza toast

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Pizza is definitely top of the menu when it comes to dinner in front of the TV. But if you don't fancy standing in the kitchen for ages making the whole thing or you just fancy the snack version then make these pizza toasts (opens in new tab). They're just as delicious!

Rocky road

Rocky road

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This oven-less recipe for rocky road is a must-make for anyone with a sweet tooth. They're perfect for making in advance and the delicious combination of melted chocolate, Maltesers

and marshmallows is one you won't forget in a hurry.

Get the recipe: Rocky road (opens in new tab)

Chicken, prosciutto and sage skewers

Chicken, prosciutto and sage skewers

These fancy little chicken, prosciutto and sage skewers (opens in new tab) are the perfect snack for showing off your cooking skills. They only take 10 mins to cook too, but no one needs to know how easy they were to make!

Strawberry milk lollies

Strawberry milk lollies

The kids will love these sweet