Frugal Food Series: Desserts and Snacks

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on September 21, 2011

Welcome to week seven of the Frugal Food Series. Yes, that’s right, seven! So far we’ve talked about eggs, tuna, beans , ground meat, chicken and Pasta/Potatoes/Grains.

This week we are highlighting those little things that make life sweeter-namely Desserts and Snacks!

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I love desserts and snacks personally-I’d rather go to a party full of hor’s devours type foods than a fancy sit down dinner. A little of this, a little of that. . . mmmm.

And although you can spend a fortune on fancy nibbles-there are plenty of delicious things that cost pennies to make. Homemade cookies. Dips. Candy. The list is endless! Not only that-but when you are watching your budget some great low cost “snacks” can make you feel less like you are depriving yourself and more like you are splurging.

So join in and add on your favorite dessert and snack recipes below!

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Rachel September 22, 2011 at 2:04 am

I just put up a post with some thoughts about frugal cookery vs. frugal recipes. Thought you might want to take a look.


Cherleen @ yesiamcheap September 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I have always preferred fresh fruits for desserts. Easy to prepare and definitely nutritious, though I also prepare chocolate dipping sauce to satisfy the sweet tooth.


Jenn @ Frugal Upstate September 26, 2011 at 8:30 am

Fruit is a wonderful dessert-but here in the North East they can be quite pricy in the winter!~


Alice September 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

When it comes to frugal treats for kids, I recently relied on the old standby: rice crispie treats. It was our turn to bring treats for the post-soccer game snack this past week. By using generic “rice crispies” and generic mini-marshmallows, we made treats for 12 kids for just a couple of bucks. We made them special by adding some sprinkles in the team colors on the top, which I already had in my aresenal of holiday cookie decor.


Lisa September 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Sorry, I don’t have any wisdom on frugal snacks other than “skip snacks” or on deserts–the ones we like cost as much as a good meal so we don’t have them often. The exception is Peach Crisp made with oatmeal and canned peaches. It’s nice fresh from the oven!


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