Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites. More fussiness to do from scratch, but yay, homemade pretzel dough. Tip: if it's not a dairy-based pretzel dough, the same boil-then-bake process with a water-based dough (like Trader Joe's prefab pizza dough, hint hint) becomes BAGEL. Bagels and pretzels are first cousins -- so you can snack in the family without spending a day in the kitchen.
These are a great idea for a party. Which is what I should have made them for. Because the recipe makes A LOT. And they are so rich and cheesy that even the hungriest of men can eat two max. Unfortunately, I made them out of the blue for my roommate and I and ended up shoving them at people at school to EAT THEM. Side note: they are a bit buttery/oily, so be sure to have napkins nearby.