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Filipinos love snacks. In between main meals, we find time to munch on merienda! Some of us even sneak one more at midnight. Here are some easy-to-prepare merienda recipes that we found on YouTube. Some may be new to you, others may be familiar. Enjoy browsing and control your drooling!

Homemade Taho

Missing your taho fix? Although we usually eat taho (soybean curd) in the morning, we can also have it as merienda. We get our taho from street peddlers or buy it from convenience stores. But during the quarantine period, we can’t help but miss it, right? Crave no more! We can actually make one in the comfort of our homes. Kusina ni Lola shares her homemade taho recipe using soy milk (unsweetened), unflavored gelatin, mini sago (tapioca), brown sugar, and pandan flavor (optional).

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Potato Mojos

For mojo lovers out there, Chef Edward created his version of Shakey’s mojos. He only used potatoes, eggs, instant fried chicken breading, pepper, and salt (optional). He also prepared his own ranch dip out of mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, atchara juice (or pickle juice), and chives.

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Egg Toast

Honeysuckle delights us with this recipe using a few simple ingredients such as egg, bread slices, cheese, sugar, and butter. The recipe is very flexible; instead of using sugar, you can incorporate other ingredients like strawberry jam, blueberry jam, and others that fit your preference. The same for cheese; instead of cheddar, you can use cream cheese or you may also take out the cheese if you are not a fan of it.

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Homemade Mango Ice Cream

Want to cool down by eating ice cream but you forgot to buy one? No worries! Jho Faith reveals that you can create your own mango ice cream at home using three ingredients: mango, condensed milk (168ml), and all-purpose cream (500ml or 2x 250 ml). She advised putting the all-purpose cream in the freezer for 2 hours or in the chiller overnight.

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Leche Frita

The leche frita or fried milk Spanish dessert recipe is quite popular on YouTube, one of the accounts that tried cooking this is Tasty Recipe Hut channel. The ingredients include milk, corn flour (or cornstarch), sugar, egg, all-purpose flour, lemon, cinnamon powder, and cinnamon stick. If you are not a fan of cinnamon, you may skip this ingredient or replace it with another that will suit your taste.

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Egg Chicharon

There is such a snack? Apparently! For egg and chicharon lovers out there, Jeff Simun showcases his egg chicharon recipe. The ingredients are simple — all-purpose flour, cornstarch, egg, salt, and pepper. You will see the measurement for each ingredient in the description box, as well as the ingredients for the vinegar dip. Take note of his tips and reminders.

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Potato Cheese Balls

Another potato snack coming through! A La Carlene Dishes channel presents her version of potato cheese balls by using these ingredients: potatoes, egg, flour, cornstarch, cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, salt, and ground pepper. Find the exact measurement per ingredient in the description box.

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Banana Bread Toast

Shays Eats gets creative with loaf bread and bananas. Using these two main ingredients plus butter, sugar (or honey), egg, and milk. This snack is so easy to prepare. You can add other ingredients like cheese, jackfruit, cinnamon, or whatever you prefer.

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Homemade Choco Butternut

Barato Blog channel puts its own spin on the beloved choco butternut using only seven main ingredients — Chocolate Fudgee Bar, orange food coloring (powder or liquid), desiccated coconut, white sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and cocoa powder (you can also use Milo). What’s great about this recipe is that there is no baking required. No oven, no problem!

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Cheesy Hotdog Bread Roll

One of the popular bread roll snacks is the one with a hotdog in it. True to her YouTube channel’s name, My Simple Recipe demonstrates how she prepares her version of this snack. The ingredients are hotdogs, bread slices, cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, and egg. You will find the step-by-step instruction and the measurement per ingredient in the description box.

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