10 Snacks To Power You Through Midterm Week And Help You Study

October is a season defined by many things: pumpkins, Halloween, changing leaves, and if you're a college student, midterms. Exam season can be incredibly trying, and sometimes the dining hall just doesn't cut it. You may think you’re equipped to power through the week with nothing but a fresh cup of coffee and the perfect studying playlist, but I say proper sustenance is key. The next time you start to feel the pangs of hunger brewing in your stomach, don't ignore them. Instead, try making a satisfying snack. You'll give yourself an extra boost of brain power and some renewed hope so that things don't get too fatalistic.

These 10 snacks can easily be made in your dorm kitchen, and will keep you focused and feeling on top of your game. Get cooking, and then get studying. You're sure to ace those exams.

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Sweet & Salty Banana Chips

Lay off the potato chips. These sweet and salty banana chips from A Beautiful Mess will satisfy all your cravings in one, without being too unhealthy.

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Homemade Chex Mix

Don’t settle for store-bought. You can make tasty, customizable Chex mix yourself with the help of Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe.

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Put aside the pumpkin spice latte, and reach for something a little more substantial with Radical Possibility’s seasonal puppy chow.

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Mexican Chocolate Honey-Roasted Cashews

Nuts provide you with ample protein to power through your studying, and with Leaf Parade’s chocolatey recipe, they become all kinds of delicious.

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Baked Onion Rings

Dining hall onion rings may be tempting, but they’re almost never worth it. Luckily, this baked version by Damn Delicious is easy to make, and leaves you feeling less greasy than its counterpart does.

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Fancy-Ass Grilled Cheese

When it’s 2 a.m. and all you need to keep you going is carbs and melted cheese, A Cozy Kitchen’s “fancy-ass” grilled cheese recipe will never let you down.

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Kettle Corn

Full of fiber and just enough sweetness, Savory Sweet Life’s kettle corn will add a satisfying crunch to your study sesh.

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Five-Minute Grilled Cinnamon Toast with Chocolate

Chocolate. Cinnamon. Bread. We’ve got to say, Half-Baked Harvest’s dessert toast is kind of magical.

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Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices

For a vitamin-packed snack that still satisfies those chocolate cravings, Deliciously Yum’s sweet and salty mandarins do just the trick.

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Caprese Kabobs

For a fresh fix, A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’ Caprese kabobs add some gourmet flair to any study group.

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