7 Fast and Easy Snacks That Will Make Your Day

We know that snacking makes for a happier day, so here are 7 recipes for some of our favorite and easy-to-make snack foods. With charcuterie and truffle butter on hand, you are always ready to make a satisfying nibble. Read on for our top picks.

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1. Duck Fat Kale Chips

The secret ingredient in our oven-baked kale chips is duck fat. This kitchen staple makes the kale savory and crispy, and hard to stop eating. Did you know that duck fat is nutritionally closer to olive oil than other animal fats?

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2. French Ham & Pear Crostini with Truffle Honey

This super-easy recipe for Jambon de Bayonne wrapped pear with arugula and ricotta cheese can serve as party food or a private snack. In the summer, sub out the pear for seasonal stone fruit or fresh figs. If you like bleu cheese, try swapping out the ricotta for Fourme d’Ambert.

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3. Duck Fat Popcorn with Truffle & Parmesan

Our recipe for popcorn uses duck fat and the old-fashioned stove top method of popping (far easier and quicker than you think). This indulgent popcorn is drizzled with black truffle and finished with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve it family-style, in a large bowl, or go for the in-theatre experience and use individual paper cones.

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4. Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

If you love a snack that’s both salty and sweet, try this easy recipe for bacon-wrapped dates. They come together quickly and make a great weekend snack or party food.

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5. D’Artagnan Jambon-Beurre

This is less of a recipe and more of a tasty suggestion. If you’ve been to Paris, you’ve no doubt had a simple lunch of jambon-beurre. This is our version using authentic French-style bistro ham, black truffle butter, and creamy Camembert (for extra credit).

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6. Crème de Marrons

We have something for those with a sweet tooth. Try our easy crème de marrons made with our ready-to-use-chestnuts. Stir the French classic into yogurt or ice cream, simply spread on toast, or use as an ingredient in chestnut desserts.

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7. Maple Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon & Apple

If you have a hankering to bake, try our oatmeal cookie recipe. Studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples, it is at once sweet and salty, chewy and crisp, and delicious anytime!

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What are your favorite snacks? Tell us in the comments!


Since 1985, D’Artagnan has been at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, producing superior tasting products by partnering with small ranches and farms. We are committed to free-range, natural production, sustainable and humane farming practices and no use of antibiotics or hormones. That’s why D’Artagnan products have been revered by America’s most renowned chefs for over 30 years. We offer the same high-quality products to home cooks at dartagnan.com, along with recipes and guides to help you live the tasty life.

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