Dorm friendly snack recipes!

Claire Thomas

Want something different to eat today? A snack while you do your homework? We know it’s hard to cook or prepare food in your dorm room, that’s why we came up with 5 easy snack recipes! All you need is about 5 minutes and a microwave!

CANDY BAR POPCORN– time: 5 minutes

• 1 (3.5 ounce) package microwave popcorn

• 1 king size bar chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat candy


1. Pop the popcorn according to the package directions. While the corn pops, cut the candy bar into 1/2 inch pieces.

2. Spread the popped corn onto a microwave-safe platter (use paper plates for easy clean up). Top with candy bar pieces. Heat on full power in the microwave at 30 second intervals, or until candy is melted.


• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

• 10 large marshmallows


1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch.

2. Dip the marshmallows in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper or aluminum foil, and freeze. Let marshmallows sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.

COFFEE CUP SCRAMBLE-time: 2 minutes

• 2 eggs

• 2 tbsp milk

• 2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese

• salt and pepper


1. Coat 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. Add eggs and milk; beat until blended.

2. Microwave on High 45 seconds; stir. Microwave until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.

3. Top with cheese; season with salt and pepper.

HOT DOG ROLL UP-time: 2 minutes

• 4 fajita flour tortillas

• 4 hot dogs

• 4 slices American cheese


1. Place hot dogs between two paper towels and microwave on high for 20 seconds. Remove from towels and reserve the hot dogs hot.

2. Lay one slice of American cheese on the center of each tortilla.

3. Place hot hot dogs on top of each slice of cheese. Roll up each tortilla/cheese/hot dog by simply rolling from one end to the other.

4. Place all four hot dog roll ups in the microwave and cook for an additional 10 to 12 seconds to fully melt the cheese and warm the tortillas.

5. Remove from microwave and serve each hot dog roll up whole.


• 24 whole wheat crackers

• 1/4 cup pizza sauce

• 24 slices pepperoni or other topping(s)

• 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella


1. Spread each cracker with 1/2 teaspoon pizza sauce, place a slice of pepperoni on top, and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese. Place crackers onto a microwave safe plate.

2. Microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese melts.