Everybody has their go-to stoner snack. For most, a slice of pizza will do the trick. But, it’s a new day and age where culinary skills are more widespread. A McDonald’s run just won’t do. That doesn’t mean you need to be a 5-star chef to spice up a stoner munchie.
It only takes a couple of ingredients and you’re on your way to a revolutionary meal. Well, maybe not revolutionary, but you get the message.
Now, you’re probably getting hungry just thinking about all the possible munchies so that we won’t hold up anymore. Here’s a comprehensive list and recipe outline of the best stoner food snacks – 9 to be exact!
1. Sriracha and Chorizo Kraft Dinner Mac & Cheese
- Box of Kraft Dinner Mac & Cheese
- Chorizo or protein/sausage of your choice
- Sriracha Hot Sauce
Who hasn’t grabbed a box of KD when getting the munchies? For $2, not many snacks beat it. It does get a little boring from time to time. To spruce up the classic KD Mac & Cheese, we’re going to add some protein and spice to mix.
Step 1) While the water is boiling, pan fry some chorizo, or another protein/sausage of your choice. Adding it to your meal not only makes it tastier, but the added protein makes it somewhat nutritious. Feel free to add some chopped veggies into the mix as well.
Step 2) Once the chorizo is fried, and the KD is done, add them together and stir them together with Sriracha hot sauce. If you feel like getting fancy, a bit of chopped green onion on top never hurt.
2. Caramelized Onion and Cheese Hot Dog
- Red onions
- Hot dogs
- Grated cheese
Just like Mac and Cheese, hot dogs are quick and easy to make. Sure, hot dogs by themselves are great, but that’s not what this article is about.
For this recipe, all you’re going to need is butter, onions and your favourite cheese.
Step 1) Start by melting the butter in a frying pan on medium-low heat.
Step 2) Soon as the butter is melted and bubbly, caramelize the onions. Doing so brings out the flavour of the onions and easier to place on the hot dog.
Step 3) Just as the hot dogs finish and the onions are about ready to go, place the shredded cheese on the hot dog and lay the onions on top.
3. Banana and Egg Pancakes with Nutella
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
You may be thinking that banana and egg pancakes with Nutella aren’t a classic stoner munchie. Even if they weren’t, they soon would be. Banana and egg pancakes are easy to make and they taste delicious.
Step 1) You want to start by bringing a pan to heat on medium-low. Feel free to use butter or cooking oil so they don’t stick.
Step 2) Next is to turn the banana to mush. A fork or mashed potato press work.
Step 3) Once the banana looks like baby food (yum), crack the eggs and whisk the mixture together.
Step 4) After the pan is hot, pour the baby food mixture as you would for pancakes when the pancake starts to bubble flip it over.
Step 5) Let it sit for another minute or 2, depending on how browned you’d like them.
This recipe will make about 2 or 3 pancakes. If you want more, keep the 2 to 1 ratio of egg to banana and scale-up. Spread that delicious Nutella and enjoy the grub!
4. Nachos Supreme
- 1 Bag of Nacho Chips
- Extra Lean Ground Beef or Turkey
- Red Peppers
- Marble Cheese
Ah, melted cheese, salsa and chips, what could be better than that? How about instead of just throwing some cheese and chips into the oven, we make a proper Nachos Supreme!
Before getting started, you must know it’s all about the layers. Layers make the world go round when it comes to making nachos. Now that we have that out of the way, time to begin.
Step 1) First, you need to set the oven to 325°C and bring a large pan to temperature on medium heat. A little bit of cooking oil is preferred. Not too much, though, the fat in the meat assists the cooking process.
Step 2) Excluding the tomatoes and jalapenos, dice the veggies and get them ready for cooking.
Step 3) Soon as the pan is hot, throw in the meat and separate it if need be. Give it a couple of minutes and then add the vegetables.
Step 4) Now that the toppings are cooking spread your nachos on an oven-proof tray. A layer of tinfoil is a good idea to make cleaning up easier. Spread a bit of salsa on the nachos and place them in the oven for 30 seconds.
Step 5) Now that the meat and vegetables have cooked, spread them evenly on top. Layer on your cheese and pop that baby back in the oven. It shouldn’t take much longer than 3-4 minutes to melt the cheese. As the cheese melts, cut up the tomatoes and jalapenos to sprinkle on top.
Boom, now this is what you call art.
5. Ramen Noodles with Egg and Sliced Meat
- 1 Ramen Instant Noodles pack
- 1 egg
- Thinly sliced “Hot Pot” meat
Ramen noodles are all the rage these days. You can’t walk down more than a couple of blocks without running into a Ramen restaurant. Now, you can turn your kitchen into a Ramen restaurant and save some cash.
Step 1) Get a pot boiling as you would for making instant noodles.
Step 2) Once the water is boiling, toss the noodles in and crack an egg. Mix the egg, so it starts sticking noodles.
Step 3) After the egg is all stirred up, add the meat of your choice. Beef would be best for cross-contamination reasons, but chicken or pork will do as long as you’re careful.
Step 4) Once the noodles are cooked, drain as much of the water as you’d like to. This is your restaurant; you call the shots. Add chives for garnish and marvel at your creation. Now, this is a real stoner munchie.
6. Bacon and Tomato Sauce Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 2 Slices of your favourite Bread (NOT WONDERBREAD)
- 2 Bacon Strips
- Tomato Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
At one point or another, a grilled cheese sandwich has entered your system. As you melt into bliss, you start to realize that Heaven on Earth is a real concept. If you thought that was heaven, wait till you see what’s in store for you now.
Step 1) If you didn’t know by now, you want to get a pan hot. The medium temperature will do.
Step 2) Slap a couple of bacon strips on the pan and let them cook. How cooked you want them is up to you, but just before it reaches your desired point, add a little bit of tomato sauce to the pan and reduce the heat to low.
Step 3) If you haven’t done so yet, shred the mozzarella and set it aside.
Step 4) Get those slices of bread nice and buttery on the outside and lay them on a plate. Add a layer of cheese and pour the contents from the pan onto the said layer.
Step 5) Next, you’ll need to clean the pan and reapply butter, bringing it up to a medium-low temp. Spread the rest of your cheese on top of the bacon and sauce combo and place the sandwich on the pan.
Step 6) Using a spatula, press down the bread to help achieve that perfect meltiness. Try not to drool in the pan; you might get some splash back.
7. Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Popcorn
- Tablespoon of maple syrup
- Tablespoon of honey
- Teaspoon of cinnamon
- Half teaspoon of brown sugar
- 3 Drops of vanilla extract
- Popcorn bag
You may have seen this recipe done before with Cinnamon Toast crunch, but we’re a DIY bunch here and cutting corners won’t do. In search of the best stoner snacks, originality and fresh ingredients are essential. Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Popcorn is insanely easy to make and only takes 5 minutes.
Step 1) As per the bags instructions, get the popcorn in the microwave. You could always pan pop the kernels yourself, but the outcome is the same.
Step 2) While the popcorn is working its magic, in a small bowl mix the maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
Step 3) As you finish the last stir of the concoction, your microwave will beep. Replace the maple syrup mixture with the popcorn and heat it for 10 seconds at a time until its hot.
Step 4) Empty the bag into a large bowl and toss in the maple syrup mixture.
Step 5) Make sure to mix it well, so there aren’t any lonely popcorn pieces.
8. French Toast Pizza
1. Leftover pizza
2. 1 egg per slice
3. Seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, whatever floats your boat)
Leftover pizza has a place in everybody’s hearts. It may take up a small portion, or the whole damn thing, but it lives there. Heating leftover pizza is an adventure of Alice in Wonderland proportions. It takes you on a wild ride that leaves you hanging on every second as the timer counts down. Stop fearing the worst, and make every leftover experience a sensational one. French Toast Pizza puts you back in the driver’s seat.
Step 1) Whisk an egg per pizza slice in a large bowl. Dip the slice in there and let it sit for a minute.
Step 2) After the slab is nice and soaked, put it on a pan and cook for 5 minutes, flipping it halfway in between. As you would with the grilled cheese, press it down to cook the egg faster.
Not only is your pizza slice perfectly heated, it now has a tasty egg to boot.
9. Peanut Butter and Jam Waffle Tacos
- 2 waffles
- Peanut butter
Tacos are always a go-to stoner food, but we want to spice things up, right? And it’s about that time we introduced some more sweet desserts. Peanut Butter and Jam Waffle Tacos is the best thing you’ve never heard of. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself making these over and over again. Why stop when the well ain’t dry?
Step 1) Toss those delicious waffles in the toaster. Make sure not to cook them too crispy; you want to be able to bend them into the shape of a taco still!
Step 2) As the waffles are doing their thing, mix the peanut butter and jam in a small bowl and heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time.
Step 3) Now that the waffles are done make that desired taco shape and load it up with the peanut butter and jam. Proceed to take photos and make all your friends jelly.
After reading these, you more than likely got ideas on how to make them even better. And really, that’s what cooking is all about. No dish is ever perfect.
After getting stoned, there’s a good chance you’ll find tastier ingredients. Or realistically, you can put Nutella on anything sweet and call it a stoner snack. There’s no end to the possibilities, and isn’t that amazing?
The best stoner snacks are subjective but don’t get boring and keep going back for the same lazy snacks. Throw in some veggies, protein and seasonings to make a real meal of it.
Your stomach and health will thank you in the morning.