16 Snacks You Can Make in Your Air Fryer

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Everything Bagel Curly Fries with Scallion-Yogurt Dip
Photo: Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Kelsey Moylan

Craving a crispy snack for your next party or get-together? It's no surprise that your air fryer can help you out. From chickpeas to veggie chips, pop these dishes in the air fryer for a crunchy and healthy bite. Recipes like our Air-Fryer Apples and Air-Fryer Everything Bagel Curly Fries with Scallion-Yogurt Dip are tasty snacks for any occasion.

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Air-Fryer Apples

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Jacob Fox

These air-fryer apples are warm and tender, with cinnamon and orange zest adding subtle spice and flavor. Maple syrup makes these air-fryer apples just sweet enough.

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Crispy Air-Fryer Pickle Chips

Crispy Air-Fryer Pickle Chips

Use your air fryer to make these crispy, salty pickle chips for game day! The air fryer gives you a crispy crust, using much less oil than a traditional fryer. Enjoy these addictive little snacks on their own or with our Southern smoky, creamy dipping sauce.

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Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers


The perfect football-party food, classic jalapeño poppers get a crispy upgrade in an air fryer. Cream cheese tempers the just-right hint of heat from the pepper and Buffalo sauce. To save time, you can stuff the peppers ahead of the party and fry them just before serving.

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Air-Fryer Everything Bagel Curly Fries with Scallion-Yogurt Dip

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Everything Bagel Curly Fries with Scallion-Yogurt Dip
Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Kelsey Moylan

Make restaurant-worthy curly fries at home with the help of a spiralizer and an air fryer. The potatoes get crispy on the outside, while the insides stay creamy. A quick scallion-cream cheese-yogurt dip complements the fries and will remind you of your favorite bagel.

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Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

air-fryer sweet potato chips

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes fry to a crispy crunch in the air fryer. These homemade chips also use much less oil, which cuts down on calories and fat. They're a naturally sweet side for sandwiches, burgers, wraps and more.

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Crispy Air-Fryer French Fries


Get crispy, crunchy fries with much less oil than deep frying requires with these air-fried spuds. For the best texture, keep each fry as evenly sized as possible. Try a mandoline to make quick work of equal fries if your knife work could use some help.

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Air-Fryer Crispy Chickpeas


Air-fried chickpea snacks are intensely flavored and incredibly crunchy. Drying the chickpeas is essential to a good crunch, so don't skip this step. If you have time, leave them out on the counter to dry for an hour or two before frying.

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Air-Fryer Zucchini Chips

overhead shot of air fryer zucchini chips on a black plate with creaming dipping sauce

These crispy air-fryer zucchini chips are delicious paired with the creamy dill dipping sauce--or any sauce you have on hand. And the best part? The air fryer delivers a crispy crunch without having to pile on the oil like traditional fryers do.

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Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Ginger Apple Chips

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Ginger Apple Chips
Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Sammy Mila

When you're in the mood for a sweet snack, these air-fryer apple chips are the perfect choice. Sprinkle Honeycrisp apples with warming spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. Air-fry, then dip into honey- or vanilla-flavored yogurt.

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Air-Fryer Green Bean Fries

air fryer green beans with harissa yogurt red pepper dipping sauce
Jacob Fox

These crispy air-fryer green bean fries come with a zesty dipping sauce flavored with harissa paste and roasted red peppers. Panko breadcrumbs give them a crunchy outer coating, and smoked paprika adds a smoky flair.

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Air-Fryer Plantains

air fryer plaintains
Jacob Fox

This air-fryer plantain recipe is where the air fryer shines—not sacrificing flavor or texture but saving time compared to cooking them in a deep fryer or on the stovetop. These air-fryer plantains are sweet and salty, with a deliciously crispy crust.

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Air-Fryer Roasted Pepper-Tomato Salsa

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Roasted Pepper-Tomato Salsa
Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Charlie Worthington, Prop Stylist: Stephanie Hunter

This colorful, healthy salsa features bell pepper, tomatoes and jalapeño. "Roasting" the vegetables in the air fryer creates a smoky, caramelized flavor. Pair this salsa with tortilla chips, or serve on top of meat or fish.

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Air-Fryer Zucchini Fries


These crunchy, crispy zucchini fries turn very tender in the air fryer and have a delicate natural sweetness from the cooking process. The simple dipping sauce is very tomato forward, with just enough acid from the vinegar and mayonnaise to add incredible tang.

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Air-Fryer Onion Rings

air fryer onion rings
Jacob Fox

These air-fryer onion rings are a great alternative to traditional deep-fried onion rings. The homemade dipping sauce adds to the savory flavor and adds a creamy note to counter the crispy coating.

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Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Cake Doughnut Holes


Deep-frying doughnuts adds a lot of unnecessary oil and fat. Air-frying doughnut holes, however, cuts the amount of oil you use but still delivers a delicious crispy crust. Serve these no-yeast doughnut holes warm for the best texture and flavor.

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Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Fries


Air-fried sweet potato fries are crispy, tender and delicately sweet. They're also made with less fat than traditional fries, so they're a healthier option when you're craving crunchy spuds. If the cinnamon-pepper spice is too intense, try thyme, oregano, paprika or garlic instead.

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