Over the past few years, air fryers have undoubtedly become Korea’s most beloved kitchen appliance. Aside from the actual recipes which require air fryers, Korean netizens have experimented and shared their most successful creations — featuring these gwaja (과자, snack) brands. Korean munchies are good, but air fried Korean munchies are on another level. Oh, there you go running to the nearest Korean market… off you go then!
1. Homerun Ball
Air fried Homerun Ball snacks are crispy on the outside, with oozing hot chocolate inside. Run 3 minutes at 360 degrees and these golden-brown balls of glory will take you to heaven.
홈런볼 에어프라이어에 돌렷습니다 기억하세요 180도 3분 존맛입닏 pic.twitter.com/VampAwCGHk
— [슈주바라기💎]한로💎떴다공육💎 (@sjloveelf_1106) January 23, 2020
I air fried Homerun Balls — you all must mark my words. 3 minutes at 360, it’s fucking delish.
— Twitter @sjloveelf_1106
This nutty goodness becomes exponentially better when air fried to an even crunchier being. Remember, stick the matdongsan in the air fryer for 5 minutes, 360 degrees.
여러분 인제 홈런볼 가고 맛동산이 왔습니다 에프에 넣고 돌리면 맛동산 더이상 아빠 과자 아니래여 겉에 설탕 코팅 쭈욱 늘어나고 아주 빠삭하답디다 180도에 5분 기억하세여 pic.twitter.com/OxbNUGYcHn
— 뷤뷤 (@v_min04) January 12, 2020
Forget Homerun Balls, it’s Matdongsan time now. Air fry it and it’s no longer an old people snack! The sugar coating will melt and it becomes even crunchier. 5 minutes at 360. Remember!
— Twitter @v_min04
3. French Pie
French Pie, which actually comes in four different flavors of strawberry, apple, grape, and chocolate, is sweeping snackers off their feet too — with their fresh-out-of-the-oven texture. Run 3 minutes 30 seconds at 320 degrees for maximum noms.
후렌치파이 에어프라이어에 해서 드세요.(진지) 진짜 대.존.맛입니다. 그냥 먹었을 땐 푸석했던 맛이 딸기잼 맛까지 살아나면서 바삭바삭 달달해요. 당분간 간식은 얘로 할래요. 진짜 너무 마시써.. 미쳤어. 기억하세요. 후렌치파이 160도 3분 30초!!!!! 세 개론 부족해.. pic.twitter.com/j7pcZ5zZyM
— 신세계 (@SinSegyeya) December 16, 2019
Air fry your french pies please. It’s FU-CKING-GOOD. It’s not so flaky once air fried. The jam sweetens too, so it’s crispy sweet. I’m going to be hooked on this for a while…
— Twitter @SinSegyeya
Air fried Margaret cookies come rich with that irresistible nutty, buttery flavor. Try 5 minutes at 360 degrees and let it rest for a while for maximum CRONCH!
마가렛트 에어프라이어 180도에 5분
버터향이랑 고소함도 살아나서 혼자서 한박스도 가능함ㄹㅇ 갈색빛으로변하는데 살짝타는거 싫어하면 170도에 5분
💥💥꼭 한김 식혀서 먹어야함💥💥
꺼내자마자 핫뜨핫뜨 하면서 먹음 물렁함. 식혀먹어야 바삭하니 꼭 식혀드세요! pic.twitter.com/InBoC4PGv4
— 먹킷리스트 (@baegopa_T__T) January 20, 2020
It’s buttery, it’s nutty… I can finish a box of these in one sitting. It turns brown, but if you don’t like the slight overbaking, try 340 instead of 360 degrees. Be sure to let it sit for a while first. If you eat it straight out of the fryer, it will actually be soft.
— Twitter @baegopa_T__T
5. Choco Pie
Oh yes, it’s fluffy alright! But once air fried, Choco Pie becomes heaven-sent s’mores on the go. Split the cake in half to reveal the marshmallow filling and warm up for 5 minutes at 360 degrees.
초코파이 갈라서 에어프라이어 180도 5분 기억하십시오 바삭한 스모어 됐음 넘마쉿다 pic.twitter.com/Gg0DgMx6DM
— 타쵸 (@pistachi0o0) November 10, 2019
These are like crispy s’mores. They’re so good!
— Twitter @pistachi0o0
Custards are, right alongside Choco Pie, one of Korea’s longest running bread-type snacks beloved for its creamy filling. What happens to it with 4 minutes air frying at 360 degrees? Well, the cream melts and the bread crisps — and that can’t ever go wrong, can it?
— 념념 (@eateatgood) June 26, 2019
It’s crispy on the outside, but the cream is hot and melted. It’s so good, this is insane.
— Twitter @eateatgood
7. Scotch Candy Ball
Scotch Candyball Snack, on its own, tastes like caramel popcorn with all the flavors cranked up to the max. Sticking these in the air fryer for 6 minutes at 320 degrees will take that up a notch… which means, these taste out of this world good.
— 다인의 편의점이것저것_채다인 (@totheno1) January 22, 2020
The coated butter caramel seasoning on the outside gets toasted… turning this into the most bittersweet crunchy savory snack ever. This is a revolutionary discovery guys.
— Twitter @totheno1
8. Glutinous Rice Cake Cookies
As far as anything mochi goes, that is already a guaranteed YUM. So these chalddeok cookies, or quite frankly “Glutinous Rice Cake Cookies” in English, are 300% finger-licking good. All it takes is a brief 5 minutes at 360 degrees!
에어프라이어 있으신분들 찰떡쿠키 사서
☆☆180도에 5분☆☆ 구워드세요ㅜㅜ안에 떡 쭈욱 늘어나고 겉엔 바삭바삭해서 진짜 맛있습니다ㅠㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/dA73Ex56op
— 다이 (@Gang_what) January 23, 2020
The rice cake will soften so it stretches when you bite into it. The outside becomes crunchy… and it’s just too good to be true.
— Twitter @Gang_what
If real drumsticks belong in the air fryer, so do these drumstick-shaped chicken flavored munchies! Air frying these for 5 minutes at 390 degrees will create your new favorite drinking snacks.
여러분 치킨 튀김 좋아하시는 분들 닭다리과자 에어프라이어 200도에 5분 돌려먹어보세요 갓 튀겨낸 빠삭한 치킨 튀김옷맛+닭껍질맛 납니다 아주 술안주가 따로없음 pic.twitter.com/6M758p9whf
— 🔥벽 총첫&모든주말 우블통스석🔥은율😷 (@Illios_cm_YinYu) December 8, 2019
If you like fried chicken skin, you must try this… It tastes exactly like a freshly fried chicken skin and CALLS FOR ALCOHOL.
— Twitter @Illios_cm_YinYu
10. Samlip Pancake
Last, but not least, the hoddeok air fried is about to take over your breakfast menu. A couple of these fried 4 minutes at 360 degrees plus a cup of freshly brewed coffee? That’s bound to pick up your mornings.
샘들 이거진짜 나만알기 너무아까워서 알려드리는데 에어프라이어에 옛날꿀호떡 요거 4분 돌려서 먹으면 진짜 겉은빠삭 속은촉촉진짜 꿀맛이에요 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/DrxrW8AyTu
— 위장특공대🦕 (@wejang_tgd4) January 18, 2019
I’m sharing this because it’s too good to be kept to myself. 4 minutes of air frying and it’s peak crispy sweet goodness T-T
— Twitter @wejang_tgd4