We at Thrillist believe that most things in life are made better by beer, including macaroni and cheese. So it goes without saying that our mouths started watering when we found Twisted's recipe for garlic, bacon, and beer mac & cheese balls, an easy snack idea that takes pretty much all our favorite things (cheddar, Parmesan, beer, bacon, and garlic galore) and packs them all up in one tiny sphere of deep fried bliss.
Need an easy after school snack to please the cheesebuds? Ham & Cheese Empanadas are a quick hit that are really fun to make. Cut pie crust into circles and spoon in a dose of mozzarella cheese in the center, adding a half of slice of ham. Moisten edges with water, fold over and pinch them tightly to seal. Brush over lightly with egg wash and bake till golden brown.