Netflix binging is a year-round deal, but fall Netflix binging is another ballgame, one that requires snacks embodying both the sweet spiciness and comforting warmth of autumnal foods. These bite-size bits of sustenance, combined with your remote, will keep your hands full and tummy happy during your next television fest. Enjoy.
1. Pork Dumplings
This recipe yields plump dumplings with tender pork -- about 75 of them. Just enough for an episode or two of Grey's Anatomy.
2. The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
I can confirm that these are indeed the world's best chocolate chip cookies, as I have made them many times. They're so good that I can't walk from the kitchen to the couch without finishing one.
3. Goat Cheese and Mushroom Taquitos
You may receive hate for spending an entire day on a reclining chair, but will you receive hate for doing it with a dish of crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside taquitos? I don't think so.
4. Apple Pie Bites
Combine the coziness of pie and the convenience of handheld crescent rolls, and you've got yourself quite the couch-worthy treat.
5. Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Tip for a good life: serve these at your next premiere-watching party. Tip for a better life: have everyone make the grilled cheese of their choice (plain, with bacon, with brie, etc.), cut and serve so everyone can sample a bit of each.
6. Cinnamon Sugared Candied Pecans
A little less labor-intensive than the above recipes, but no less autumnally delicious.
7. Bon Appetit's Best Hot Chocolate
Because you'll need something robust to wash all of these snacks down with.
8. Salted Caramel Popcorn
As if that caramel waterfall weren't enough to convince you, the sweetness in this popcorn is complemented by a touch of salt.
9. Pigs in a Blanket
The best way to serve these is wrapped in a large cloth napkin inside a breadbasket, which you should lay upon your stomach as you rest wearing a robe.
10. Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps
Anything that embodies each of the three Cs (crunchy, chewy, chocolaty) deserves to go down in the bible of Netflix snacks.
11. Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Herbs
Parmesan cheese is to these sweet potato fries as dust is to fairies.