The ultimate dorm food hacks and recipes

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I have always liked to cook and come up with new concoctions in the kitchen; however, when I came to college I had no stove, oven, or the large variety of ingredients that I was used to having at home.

Being a student in a dorm I had to be creative and come up with easy and low cost food (even the biggest Easy Mac lovers get tired of it eventually).

Here are some yummy recipes and dorm food hacks that I have learned.

Oreo Rice Crispy Treats

Experiment with different flavors in your rice crispy treats

Experiment with different flavors in your rice crispy treats

This is the perfect desert to try when you are craving something sweet. Rice Crispy Treats are fairly easy to make and experiment with. You could switch out the Oreo’s for other candy like M & M’s, chocolate, or just keep it simple and plain.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Oreos
  • 1 Paper cup of Rice Krispy’s
  • 1 Paper cup full of mini marshmallows

Recipe:

  • Put 4 Oreo’s in a plastic sandwich bag
  • Put your textbooks to good use and smash the Oreo’s up into little pieces
  • Then puts 1 paper cup of marshmallows into a microwave safe bowl or mug and heat for 30 seconds
  • Once the marshmallows are warm, pour 1 paper cup of Rice Crispy’s and the crushed Oreos into the bowl
  • Mix everything up quickly before it begins to harden
  • Then put the mixture onto a plate and spread it out so it can cool
  • Once it is cool cut, eat, and enjoy 🙂

A college students measuring tool

I used a simple CVS paper cup to measure my ingrediants

I used a simple CVS paper cup to measure my ingredients

Sweet and salty popcorn

Spice up your popcorn with candy

Spice up your popcorn with candy

This is one of my favorite snacks at college. It is perfect for getting both your sweet and salty fix at the same time. My friends and I love eating this on a movie night or as a midnight study snack. Although I love and recommend M & M’s you can also add sweetness to your popcorn with these treats:

  • Reces Pieces
  • Melted butter and brown sugar
  • White chocolate and Oreos over popcorn
  • Birthday Cake popcorn (if you really want to try something new)

Rice cake with peanut butter and banana

A healthier snack option

A healthier snack option

I love peanut butter and will put it on almost everything, so once I found this combo I was hooked. Rice cakes are great for college students because they do not go bad as quickly as bread does. Although rice cakes may taste a little plain, adding peanut butter, Nutella, and Fruit are good ways to make it taste good. This is especially useful when you do not have enough time to get food in the dinning hall and need a quick, nutritious, and filling snack.

Tip: Add honey for extra sweetness.

Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels

A Peanut butter and chocolate lovers favorite treat

A Peanut butter and chocolate lovers favorite treat

This is my new favorite treat. Like I said before I will put peanut butter on anything and in the process I discovered the recipe. Anyone miss the chocolate covered potato chips that were around earlier in the year? Since those are gone, this is a home made way of making a similar sweet and salty snack.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut butter

Recipe:

  • Lay out your pretzels and put peanut butter on one side
  • Then put another pretzel on top to make a sandwich
  • Next put a hand full of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or mug and heat it up for a minute
  • Then use a knife to spread the chocolate over the pretzels (the more chocolate you use the longer it will take to dry)
  • Once dry, share, and enjoy 🙂

Always have fruit in your room

Healthy and quick snack

Healthy and quick snack

One of the things I live on is fruit. It is quick, healthy, and easy to stuff in a bag on the way to class. One of the things I always do is make sure to grab a piece of fruit before I leave the dinning hall… if you have healthy food around, you will eat it.

Love, eat, and enjoy these yummy food recipes and hacks!

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