200 Calorie Snacks


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This complete list of 25+ 200-calorie snacks will guarantee you stick to your weight loss goals. With everything from donuts to muffins, protein bars, and blondies, you’ll never run out of options, no matter your dietary preferences!

homemade protein bars.

I’m not going to lie. I’m a bit of a snacking connoisseur. But I try to find recipes that allow me to snack all day without ruining my appetite or throwing me off my diet. That’s where this roundup of the best snacks under 200 calories comes in. 

To make sense of the hundreds of snack recipes I’ve developed over the years, I made a roundup of some of my (and your) favorites. This list has everything from salty to sweet, vegan to keto, and everything in between. 

Table of Contents
  1. Why 200 calories?
  2. Protein-packed snack recipes
  3. Chocolate lover’s snacks
  4. Snacks to sneak in your fruits and veggies
  5. Easy vegan snack recipes
  6. The best low carb snacks
  7. Guilt-free gluten-free snacks
  8. 25+ 200 Calorie Snacks (Recipe Card)

Why 200 calories?

  • It’s the perfect portion. A 200 calorie snack is just enough to actually keep you full without weighing you down and messing up your routine. 
  • Great for any time of day. 200 calories isn’t usually going to break the bank, so you can graze even when you’re bored or have a craving, and it won’t set you back. 
  • They keep you on track. Nothing’s worse than being hungry all day, only to fill up on whatever’s around. A little midday snack will prevent you from overdoing it on junk food, plus you’re more likely to stay on your diet if you indulge every now and then. 

Protein-packed snack recipes

Squeezing enough protein into your day can be the biggest hindrance to staying in shape. From protein bars to pudding, these tasty snacks make it easy to graze without throwing your goals off course. 

  • Protein balls– These no-bake protein balls come in at less than 100 calories per ball. Plus, they’re made with just 4 base ingredients and over 40 flavor combinations, so you never have to make the same snack twice. 
  • Homemade protein bars– Naturally-sweetened protein bars with over 21 grams of protein (and 150 calories) per bar. 
  • Granola bars– If you loved the Chewy granola bars as a kid, you’ll love these easy protein-packed bars.
  • Protein pudding– Who doesn’t love pudding? Especially thick, creamy, low-calorie pudding that comes in 4 flavors and with over 28 grams of protein.
protein balls

Chocolate lover’s snacks

I’ve found chocolate is the answer to most of life’s woes, especially staving off hunger in between meals. Each of these recipes makes getting in your daily chocolate fix satisfying AND rewarding. 

  • No-bake brownie bites– Need I say more? These fudgy bites come together in minutes and are only 50 calories per bite. I mean, 4 of these make the best 200 calorie snack.
  • Chocolate rice krispies– Never buy traditional rice krispie treats again. With 3 ingredients (and no corn syrup), you can have chewy, perfectly sweet, and crunchy treats. 
  • 100-calorie mug cake– Yes, you read that right. This rich, decadent chocolate mug cake comes in at just 100 calories per cake. Just 1 minute in the microwave! 
  • Chocolate muffins– Moist, fluffy, and made without flour, these bad boys pull triple duty as vegan, gluten-free, and low-calorie muffins. Oh, and they’re oil-free too, though you’d never be able to tell.
no bake brownie bites

Snacks to sneak in your fruits and veggies

As much as I love fresh fruit and veggies as a low-calorie snack, sometimes I need something more captivating than an apple or crudités. These snacks help sneak in your daily dose of fruits and veggies, all while curbing your hunger and keeping you on track. 

  • Apricot delights– Pair these sweet and fruity apricot bars with your midday coffee, or pack them away in your lunch for a light and bright sweet treat. 
  • Zucchini blondies– These chewy, gooey blondies are so good, you’d never guess they’re just 131 calories per blondie, plus they’re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly.
  • Strawberry oatmeal bars– As good as these bars are for breakfast, they make the perfect snack. They’re chewy yet soft in the middle, naturally sweetened, and full of fresh banana and strawberry flavor. 
  • Eggless banana bread– Everyone’s cure for the pile of brown bananas in their fruit basket. Moist in the middle and with the perfect crumb, it’s easily one of the best banana bread recipes around. 
egg free banana bread

Easy vegan snack recipes

These vegan snack recipes don’t compromise on flavor. Each one is easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy even your non-vegan counterparts. But that doesn’t mean you have to share!

  • Vegan rice krispies– Trust me, you won’t even miss the dairy. These easy 3-ingredient rice treats come together with no refined sugar in just 5 minutes. Oh, and they’re just 100 calories per bar, so you can have two!
  • Savory peanut butter crackers– Just 17 calories per cracker, these crunchy bites taste great as is or dipped in homemade Nutella or eggplant dip.  
  • Muffin in a mug– Single serving and ready in 1-2 minutes, this blueberry muffin is the perfect quick dessert fix, all for a mere 182 calories. 
  • Kettle corn– A little sweet, a little salty, this kettle corn recipe comes together quickly and tastes delicious. It’ll take you longer to decide what movie to watch.
  • Flapjacks– No, not the American version. These classic British snacks combine rolled oats with golden syrup (or honey) and make for sweet, chewy bars that adults and kids alike will love. 
British flapjacks

The best low carb snacks

Whether you’re just jumping aboard the low-carb train or you’re a keto veteran, these easy keto snacks will keep you on track and energized all day long. A low carb and 200 calorie snack fix.

  • Pasta chips– A low-carb, high-protein twist on the viral TikTok recipe, these pasta chips come with tested air fryer and oven options, plus some delicious flavor swaps (hello, nacho cheese!). 
  • Chicharrones– The next time you cook up some pork belly, save the fatty skin to make these chicharrones snacks. Not only are they the perfect salty snack, but they’re ZERO carbs per serving. 
  • Donuts– These fluffy and delicious donuts are low-carb and have tons of flavor and frosting options. 
  • Smoothie bowl– Don’t let the cauliflower fool you. This smoothie bowl is sweet and creamy, just like all good smoothies should be. It just also happens to be low-carb. Pair it with fresh fruit, and you’ll still come under 200 calories.
keto donuts

Guilt-free gluten-free snacks

I can say from experience that many gluten-free snacks on the market lack imagination. Luckily, each of these gluten-free snacks is satisfying and flavorful, and many of them are in the 100-150 calorie range. 

  • Larabars– If Larabars are your go-to snack bar, then you know they can get pretty pricey. These homemade bars are every bit as tasty but WAY cheaper, and you can customize them with 10 different flavor combinations. 
  • Veggie chips– Another recipe that’s convinced me never to go the store-bought route again. These crispy, savory chips come together in 20 minutes, are vegan, gluten-free, and just 100 calories per serving!
  • Biscotti– Studded with cranberries and pistachios, these crispy, sweet almond flour biscotti are perfect for the holidays or with your midday coffee.
  • Fruit leather– These guilt-free fruit leather strips are a mere 17 calories per strip, and you can make them with whatever frozen fruit you have on hand.
veggie chips
200 calorie snacks featuring cake batter bites.

25+ 200 Calorie Snacks

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This complete list of 25+ 200-calorie snacks will guarantee you stick to your weight loss goals. With everything from donuts to muffins, protein bars, and blondies, you’ll never run out of options. Get started with my cake batter bites below. 
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cashew butter, honey, oat flour, vanilla protein powder, and vanilla extract and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add a drop of water. Fold through the sprinkles.
  • Using your hands, roll out small balls of dough and place them on a lined plate.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 12g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Oh my goodness, this is such an amazing lineup! I think any dessert that’s under 200 calories is very reasonable if you’re on a weight loss journey, and it’s incredible that your treats happen to fall in that region! Cannot wait to start baking and dig in!

  2. As you know, we’ve been counting calories over here…and cutting out sweets has been one of the hardest parts! (Well, that and macaroni + cheese…) Love this collection here, Arman. I remember seeing these come out originally, but it’s great to have them all collected in one place for easy reference. Hope the holidays have been treating you well, mate!