17 Easy High-Calorie Snacks for Healthy Weight Gain

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Searching for a high-calorie snack that will leave you feeling satisfied? This list of recipes features bliss balls, smoothies, avocado fries, and more, all packed with calories.

When your stomach starts to rumble, and you’re searching for a high-calorie snack between meals, opt for one of these tasty options. 

With sweet and salty recipes, there is something to satisfy any craving!

Don’t go hungry or fall behind on your calorie goals. Check out our high-calorie lunches and meals for more ideas!

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Easy High-Calorie Snacks

Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates
Searching for a snack that tastes like caramel cheesecake? These stuffed dates are 96 calories each and satisfy your sweet tooth while remaining refined sugar-free!
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Healthy Bounty Balls
Pop a bliss ball in your mouth when hunger strikes. This coconut center and chocolate-coated bliss ball tastes like a bounty bar and gives you 208 calories of energy – so delicious.
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Everything Trail Mix
Enjoy a handful of almost everything trail mix and relish the tasty combination of salty and sweet. A small ¼ cup serving offers a hefty 168 calories, a great snack to enjoy on the go!
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10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast
Sauteed mushrooms and creamy avocado are a perfect combination. The fatty richness of avocado smoothes the earthy, umami flavor. A solid 248 calories per toast, it's packed with energy – easily gluten-free.
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Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
Enjoy a melt-in-your-mouth snack that's packed with protein. These peanut butter bliss balls are deliciously rich and a gorgeous combination of chocolate and peanut butter. With 121 calories per ball, they are small but mighty!
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Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough
Embrace your inner cookie monster and indulge in a generous 230-calorie serving of this chickpea cookie dough. Made from undetectable nutritious ingredients, this snack will make you feel playful and curb your sweet tooth.
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Raspberry Lemon Chia Pudding
This lemon chia pudding with 297 calories is a perfect spring or summer snack. A refreshing combination of lemon and raspberry flavor, the easy-to-make pudding tastes especially great, topped with lemon zest and vegan whipped cream – meal-prep-friendly!
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Stufed Avocados (+ 10 Filling Ideas)
Cute stuffed avocados with 148 calories per serving make for a delicious afternoon snack. A veggie-spiked quinoa salad nestles inside a creamy avocado nicely. It's everything you "avo" wanted!
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Chocolate-Covered Snickers Dates
Craving an alternative to a candy bar? These chocolate-covered Snickers dates are sweet, nutritious, and refined sugar-free – 151 calories per date!
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Strawberry Bean Smoothie
Blend 317 calories of protein-packed berry goodness. This delicious smoothie recipe is perfect for athletes and those seeking added vitamins and protein. A secret ingredient makes enjoying this drink even more fun!
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Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl
This 400-calorie sweet potato smoothie bowl is tropical and refreshing. Made from roasted sweet potato, oats, and frozen bananas, this thick snack is easily customizable and the perfect vessel for wholesome toppings.
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5-Minute Vegan Parfait
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this nutritious 316-calorie snack. A fun multi-layer parfait is the perfect midday hunger crusher. Made with granola, berries, yogurt, and juicy mango, it's a snack you will love.
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Cinnamon Pop Tarts
A handheld pie that's sweet and well-spiced, these pop tarts will make you feel like a kid again! Packed with a whopping 586 calories, this high-calorie snack is a tasty treat that adds energy to your day.
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Crunchy Granola
Crunchy and sweet snacks that are easily customizable, this granola recipe will become part of your weekly rotation. With 245 calories per serving and ready in 30 minutes, it's a snack to keep on hand!
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Baked Avocado Fries
Baked avocado fries will become your next favorite snack. These crispy and creamy fries are hot out of the oven and dunked into your favorite dipping sauce. Easily made gluten-free, this 173-calorie snack is a perfect alternative to standard fries.
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Coconut Yogurt Parfait
Tangy and creamy coconut yogurt parfait is a delicious snack on a hot day. Cool yogurt is topped with granola, cherries, and peaches for a fun fruit combination that embodies the best of summer – 248 calories per serving!
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Peanut Butter Strawberry Smoothie
Pop a straw in and slurp your way through a ridiculously tasty peanut butter and strawberry smoothie. Packed with 32 grams of protein and 756 calories, this filling smoothie is an ideal snack for replenishment!
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17 Easy High-Calorie Snacks for Healthy Weight Gain

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Try these healthy high-calorie snacks for easy weight gain! Perfect for kids, athletes, elderly, or those with a small appetite. Easy vegan recipe ideas!
Serves 1


  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Banana
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Apples


  • Choose your favorite seasonal fruit and dip it into peanut butter or almond butter!
  • Enjoy this healthy and easy high-calorie snack.


  • Combine with crackers if wanted for more crunch and calories!
  • Nutrition is calculated for an average serving.
  • Find 15+ more high-calorie snacks in the article above.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
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17 Easy High-Calorie Snacks for Healthy Weight Gain
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% Daily Value*
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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