Best Cooking Tips and Recipes for the Munchies Slideshow

How to Read a Recipe

OK, this is silly, but you actually might have a hard time reading a recipe even without the munchies, so keep these helpful tips in mind before you start cooking. 

Click here to learn How to Read a Recipe. 

Healthy and Safe Cooking


Sometimes we’re a bit forgetful when we’ve got the munchies, and we might leave the chicken out on the counter for a little too long. Don’t do that, and follow the rest of these guidelines to make sure you’re cooking safely and healthily with the munchies. 

Click here to see 15 Things You Need to Know to Practice Food Safety

Get Inspired

OK, these recipes are for kids, but they can really get the creative juices flowing if need be. Just check out all of the colors… and what’s better than a PB&J when you’ve got the munchies?

Click here to see more illustrated recipes. 

The Perfect PB&J


About that peanut butter sandwich. This isn’t a very involved recipe but it’ll get the job done. And because you’re all about being precise when you’re ravenously hungry, this how-to will help you make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich, every time. 

Click here to see How to Make the Ultimate Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Be Adventurous

Remember that weird garlic press your aunt Mildred gave you a few Christmases back? Take it out — now. This is the time to explore and be adventurous with your cookware, and we don’t mean just by pressing garlic; figure out what else you can do with it, too.  

Click here to see 17 Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets That You Don't Need

Baked Goods


Baking is… awesome. And this guide tells you everything you need to know.

Click here to see The Daily Meal's Guide to Baking

Get Yourself Some White Castle

Attention Harold and Kumar: you don’t have to go on a wild ride with Neil Patrick Harris to get a White Castle slider. You can make one at home with our help.

Click here to see How to Make Your Own White Castle Slide at Home

And Don't Forget the Twinkies!

Emily Jacobs

Twinkies may be disappearing, but their recipe will never die. They’re the perfect combination of texture and flavor for when you have the worst case of the munchies, and you can make them at home with this recipe.

Click here to see the Homemade Twinkies Recipe

Set the Mood

It’s all about ambience, right? So jack up the Bob Marley and light a few candles to get into the creative mindset. 

Click here to see more Candles You never Knew You Needed Until Now



Oops, get a little too close to the hand with that knife? It’s OK, it’s easy to get distracted. Here’s what you need to know about the most common kitchen injuries. 

Click here to read more about the 6 Most Common Kitchen Injuries

Bacon Is King

Jane Bruce

Bacon pretty much tastes good with everything, and a bacon-wrapped breadstick recipe is easy to whip up with the help of store-bought dough. Even easier are these bacon-wrapped string cheese puffs, made with two store-bought ingredients. 

Click here to see the Bacon-Wrapped String Cheese Puffs Recipe

Click here to see the Bacon Breadsticks Recipe

No One’s Looking, We Promise

Taste buds and cravings are always changing, especially with the munchies. These are foods that people eat when no one is looking, which probably means they’re weird, which definitely means you’ll like them. 

Click here to see more foods to eat when no one is looking

KFC Gravy

Pretty much anything you douse with our very own version of KFC’s gravy will taste good, so you should make it. 

Click  here to see the KFC Gravy Recipe

Get Your Lips Smackin’

Instead of eating Nutella straight out the jar with a spoon, make some these delicious recipes instead.

Click here to see 8 New Nutella Recipes

More Mood Setting

OK, if you’re getting into more than one kind of baking, then you better make these sprinkles. They’re colorful and pretty, too. 

Click here to see How to Make Your Own Sprinkles at Home


Mickey D’s

Emily Jacobs

McDonald's has to be a part of your experience with the munchies, right? This recipe is for you so you don’t have to go out and buy a McRib, or even better, for you to enjoy it when it’s not even on the menu. 

Click here to see the Pimped Out McRib Recipe

Satisfying the Sweet Tooth

Do It… Perfectly


If your go-to is a grilled cheese, then gosh darn it, it better be the best grilled cheese you’ve ever made. Here’s a helpful guide to show you how to do it. 

Click here to see How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Don’t Forget the Twinkies!

Emily Jacobs

Think we forgot about that Twinkie recipe we mentioned before? We didn’t. Trust us, they’re essential. Here’s a guide on how to make them.

Click here to see How to Make Your Own Twinkies at Home

Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

This one is a little more convenient to make after Thanksgiving, but that’s not to say they don’t sell gravy, stuffing, and cranberries all year-round. It’ll hit the spot, we promise. 

Click here to see How to Make the Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

Think Outside the Box

You probably already are, so apply it to your cooking as well. Chocolate isn’t just for dessert, and we’ll show you how. 

Click here to see 8 Surprising Ways to Use Chocolate

Steak & Mangos

Anne Dolce

Munchies are all about being weird, right? So be weird and make a steak and mango quesadilla. Just the name of it rolls off our tongues. 

Click here to see the Steak and Mango Quesadilla Recipe

Cheez-Its Aren’t Just to Eat by the Handful

This is all about being creative, so dust off that Cheez-Its box that’s hiding in your pantry and try some of these delicious, and indulgent, recipes that are perfect for the munchies. 

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Eye Candy

Your meal is done, you’re sitting back to relax, and now it’s time for some visual stimulation. Check out this $1 million-plus kitchen for some eye candy enjoyment. 

Click here to see The $1 Million Plus Kitchen