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Gettin’ Snacky With It: 21 Air Fryer Snacks that Satisfy

If you’re not using your air fryer to make crispy, crunchy, irresistible snacks, then, well, what are you waiting for? The air fryer is the best thing to happen to snacking since the microwave! Here are 21 of our favorite crispy, crunchy, salty, savory, sweet and delicious air fryer snack recipes. Many of them are so easy that your kids can make them on their own. Sweet!


low-angle shot of spring rolls piled on a white plate with the air fryer and a bottle of soy sauce in the background.

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Everything you love about homemade spring rolls without the mess of deep frying! These Air Fryer Spring Rolls—they’re crispy, crunchy, and delicious with a savory veggie and pork filling.

Air Fryer Churros

Air fryer churros on a white plate with a bowl of caramel sauce.

Churros—those irresistible crispy, crunchy, cinnamon-sugar coated treats—are nearly impossible to resist. Now, with this Air Fryer Churros recipe, you can make delicious churros at home without all the mess and oil you get with the deep-fried version!

Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Air fryer fried pickles.

Crispy, crunchy, spicy, tangy, salty—these Air Fryer Fried Pickles are *everything* you want in a snack.

Air Fryer Empanadas

Air Fryer Empanadas.

Air Fryer Empanadas are so easy to make if you use store-bought pie crusts. The flaky golden-brown crust is full of deliciously seasoned ground beef.

Air Fryer Onion Rings

low angle shot of fried onion rings piled on a plate.

Air Fryer Onion Rings are a great way to feed your junk food cravings. These onion rings turn out crispy, crunchy, and golden brown without all the fat and mess of deep frying.

Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Chicken

Close up, low angled shot of air fryer fried salt and pepper chicken.

This Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Chicken is so good—crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, with a hit of mouth-tingling spice.

Air Fryer Samosas

Air Fryer Samosas.

Air Fryer Samosas are so easy to make—without the hassle of deep frying! Crispy pastry, plump with a filling of spicy potatoes and peas, Air Fryer Samosas are easy to grab and so delicious!

Air Fryer Taquitos

Air fryer taquitos.

These Air Fryer Taquitos are loaded with shredded chicken, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and green chile salsa. With salsa, sour cream, and guacamole for dipping, they make a great light dinner or hearty appetizer.

Air Fryer Wontons

Low angle shot of air fryer wontons on a rectangular white plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce

Air Fryer Wontons are crispy, delicious, and totally addictive. They’re filled with a savory mix of shrimp and pork that is perfectly seasoned.

Air Fryer Corn Elote

Air Fryer Corn Elote.

Air Fryer Corn Elote is a favorite summertime snack or side dish. It’s fresh and addictively flavorful. Sweet corn on the cob with cayenne, mayo, and salty cotija cheese. This Mexican street corn is crazy easy to make in the air fryer in just 15 minutes. It’s one of my most requested air fryer recipes.

Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Bites

Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Bites.

These Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Bites are guaranteed to disappear fast at the cookout! They’re just as cheesy, crunchy, spicy, and flavorful as regular poppers, but easier to make AND easier to eat.

Air Fryer Hot Cocoa Cookies

A stack of air fryer hot cocoa cookies on a white plate.

Air Fryer Hot Cocoa Cookies—chewy chocolate-chocolate chip cookies studded and topped with toasty marshmallows—are a fun and delicious treat. They’re made with hot cocoa mix so they taste just like a cup of hot cocoa in cookie form!

Air Fryer Popcorn

Air fryer popped popcorn in a white bowl.

Air Fryer Popcorn is a great healthy, easy-to-make snack. By using an air fryer, you can make delicious popcorn quickly and easily.

Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream

Low angle shot of air fryer fried ice cream on a white plate topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a maraschino cherry.

Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream, whatttt? Yes, you read that right. Ice cream “fried” in the air fryer. It’s so good. You have to try it!

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are delicious, easy to make, and a great healthy snack alternative to French fries or potato chips. These are loaded with flavor and take almost no time to make!

Air Fryer BBQ Wings

Air Fryer BBQ Wings.

Air Fryer BBQ Wings taste like they’re fresh off the grill. They’re spicy, sweet, a little smoky, and absolutely delicious.

Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins

Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins.

Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins are tender, flavorful, and super quick and easy to make. There’s nothing that competes with homemade cornbread made—especially when it’s made from scratch and hot out of the (air fryer) oven.

Air Fryer S’mores

Air fryer s'mores piled on a plate.

Air Fryer S’mores, where have you been all my life? I just can’t get enough of your crunchy graham cracker-y, chocolatey, gooey marshmallow goodness—without having to build a fire or heat up my kitchen!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are a perfect for an anytime snack, game day, or even a holiday appetizer spread! They’re a crunchy, delicious snack that’s healthier than store-bought chips.

Air Fryer Brownies

low angle shot of brownies stacked on a white plate.

These heavenly Air Fryer Brownies have perfectly crisp edges, a swirl of caramel, and a fudgy center. This small bath recipe is quick to make, too.

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By on March 25th, 2023


Hi, I’m Robin! I am a full-time food blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. I spend my days cooking, writing about, and photographing food.

I’m the author of more than 50 cookbooks, including Ramen for Beginners5 Ingredient Cooking for TwoSushi at HomeThe Baking Cookbook for Teens, and the bestselling Campfire Cuisine.

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