February is the shortest month, but somehow it seems like the longest. Luckily, it is also National Snack Food Month, which can make the month just a little better.
If you are looking for the perfect afternoon snack, there are plenty of places in Utah County to check out for a sweet or savory snack.
Elote at Fruta Crush
When you are looking for snacks, you have to check out Fruta Crush Mexican Snacks. One of their signature items is Elote, corn tossed in mayo and cheese. You can get it plain or with Hot Cheeto crumbles.
Some of their other savory snacks include their Hot Cheeto Special, chips and cheese snacks and fruity snacks as well.
Location: 198 W. Center St., Provo
Nachos at Fiiz
Plenty of places in Utah County serve nachos that can fill in for a whole meal, but if you are looking for some simple chips and cheese, you can find them at Fiiz.
Locations: 499 S. 500 East, American Fork; 1362 E. Center St., Spanish Fork; 1120 W. Center St., Orem; 5517 W. 11000 North, Highland; 790 N. 1600 West, Mapleton
Pretzels at Auntie Anne's
For a perfect salty, savory snack, you can get a variety of soft pretzels at Auntie Anne’s.
Locations: 3700 Cabela’s Blvd., Lehi
Hummus at Aubergine and Company
For a light and fresh snack, you can head to Aubergine and Company and order their hummus, which comes with pita bread. You can also get their hummus on a Med-Plate, which comes with hummus and pita bread, as well as grape tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onions and feta cheese.
Location: 1365 S. State St., Orem; 3430 Ashton Blvd. Suite 100, Lehi; 232 NW State St., American Fork
Frites at Bruges Waffles and Frites
You may ask, what are frites? They are Belgian-style fries, and at Bruges, there are a variety of dipping sauces including Belgian classics, sweet and fruity, mild and hot.
Location: 42 W. Center St., Provo
Cheese Curds at Culver's
At Culver's you can pick up a snack that is a dairyland delicacy. Their Wisconsin Cheese Curds are made with un-aged yellow and white Wisconsin cheddar cheese, and are deep-fried for a delicious crunch.
Locations: 1274 E. Main St., Lehi; 1211 W. 800 North, Orem; 943 N. 700 East, Spanish Fork
Mozzerella Sticks at Side Car Cafe
Locals rave about the Mozzarella Sticks at the Side Car Cafe at Legends Motorcycles. The sticks are fried to a golden brown and served with buttermilk ranch.
Location: 1715 W. 500 South, Springville
Popcorn from Megaplex Theaters
No snack food list would be complete without popcorn, and most agree that movie theaters serve the best. But, you don't have to head to the movies to get some, Megaplex Theaters offers their popcorn delivered to you through UberEats.
French Fries from Cubby's
Cubby’s has several unique french fry flavors including Buffalo Bleu Cheese Fries and Smoky BBQ Bleu Cheese Fries.
Locations: 1258 N. State St., Provo; 3700 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 515 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork
Ched 'R' Peppers at Sonic Drive-In
For a savory snack with a bit of a kick, you can head to Sonic Drive-In locations for Ched 'R' Peppers. They are spicy jalapenos with cheddar cheese and are fried to a golden brown, served with ranch dressing.
Locations: 147 N. State St., American Fork; 406 W. 800 North, Orem; 855 W. State St., Pleasant Grove; 1296 N. State St., Provo; 971 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Scones at Taste
You may have had the chocolate at Taste, but their sweet menu also has a variety of other snacks, including scones. The scones are served with marscarpone cream and jam.
Location: 117 N. University Ave., Provo
Churro Bites at The Wash
The Wash in Provo has several sweet treats, including Churro Bites, which are mini churros with a cinnamon roll dip.
Location: 1195 N. Canyon Road, Provo
Cookies from Crumbl
There are several places to get cookies in Utah County, and many of them now deliver directly to you, including Crumbl. This week's cookies include Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chilled Sugar, Warm Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Caramel, Raspberry Cheesecake and Cranberry Craze.
Locations: 586 N. 900 West, American Fork; 677 N. State St., Lindon; 1820 W. Traverse Pkwy., Lehi; 160 E. University Pkwy., Orem; 152 W. 1230 North, Provo; 2 Pioneer Crossing, Saratoga Springs; 330 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Order online: http://crumblcookies.com
Fruit cup from Enlighten Bakery and Cafe
If you want a sweet snack without breaking the calorie bank, Enlighten Bakery serves cups of seasonal fruit.
Location: 43 E. Center St., Provo
Ice Cream from BYU Creamery
BYU Creamery has long been known for its locally-made ice cream. With 43 flavors of ice cream, you could definitely find something to satisfy your taste buds.
Location: 1209 N. 900 East in Provo; (Additional locations across BYU campus)
A few other popular ice cream spots are Rockwell Ice Cream in Provo, Eli's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Shop in Payson, Rowley's Red Barn in Santaquin and Brooker's Founding Fathers Ice Cream in Vineyard.
Glazed Nuts at Cabela's
Cabela's has several types of cinnamon-glazed nuts at the fudge and nut shop adjoining the in-store restaurant. You can get cinnamon glazed almonds, cashews or pecans.
Location: 2502 Cabela's Blvd., Lehi
Turnovers from Provo Bakery
Turnovers make a great sweet snack, and Provo Bakery serves apple or cherry turnovers, which are drizzled with a sweet glaze and sugar crystals.
Location: 190 E. 100 North, Provo
Caramel Apples from Zapplz
Caramel apples are a delicious sweet snack that can help you to feel a bit healthier (I mean, it has an apple in it). Zapplz Caramel Apples & Treats in American Fork has caramel apples in a variety of different flavors, including cheesecake caramel and chill powder caramel.
Location: 192 NW State St., American Fork
Frozen Yogurt at Yogurtland
At Yogurtland, you can have as big or as small of a snack as you like. You pay by the ounce, and mix and match flavors and toppings however you want!
Location: 534 E. University Parkway, Orem
Smoothies from Ivie Juice Bar
The Ivie Juice Bar serves a wide variety of smoothies, including green smoothies, sunrise smoothies and even some topped with granola and honey. They are a perfect sweet kick if you are trying to stay healthy.
Location: 1273 S. 800 East, Orem; 45 N. University Ave., Provo