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Brackety-Snacks: Dorm Edition


Written by Marisa Seager

Here are a few recipes that you can make right in your very own dorm room. Feel free to substitute ingredients or use an air fryer instead of a microwave. 


Ingredients: tortillas, cheese, chicken (optional), and your chosen sauce (optional)

Note – I personally use the Taco Bell chipotle sauce which can be found in stores.


  1. Place 1 tortilla on a microwave-safe plate; sprinkle with cheese and whatever else you might choose to add.
  2. Cook in the microwave until the cheese is melted.


Mac in a Mug

Ingredients: 1 cup water, ½ cup elbow macaroni, and ½ cup cheese(s) of your choice

Note – if you’re feeling fancy, try adding your favorite herbs or veggies.


  1. Put macaroni in a mug and pour in water.
  2. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, pausing as needed to stir.
  3. Add cheese to the pasta and if it doesn’t melt immediately then pop it back into the microwave for about 30-60 seconds. Stir when done.


Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients: tortillas, your favorite tomato or pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings (optional)

Note – Cooking time may vary depending on microwave wattage.


  1. Using a spoon, spread a thin and even layer of tomato sauce over the tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle cheese and toppings right on top.
  3. Fold the tortilla in half.
  4. Place the tortilla pizza on a plate and cook in the microwave until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove the cooked tortilla pizza from the microwave and cut (as/if desired)


Cinnamon Apples

Ingredients: green apples, butter, cinnamon, and sugar

Note – Feel free to add other toppings like granola and ice cream!


  1. Cut up a green apple into bite-sized pieces, then place them in a microwave-safe bowl or mug.
  2. Top the apples with 2 tbsp. of butter.
  3. Add the cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Microwave for about 2 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, stir and add toppings (optional).


Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients: butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies cereal.

Note – The marshmallows will start puffing up, so keep an eye on them when microwaving!


  1. Melt ½ tbsp. of butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add a few marshmallows and microwave again for about twenty seconds.
  3. Stir the melted butter and marshmallows together until smooth.
  4. Mix in 1 cup of Rice Krispies cereal and stir until blended.