50 Road Trip Snacks That Make Long Hours in a Car Delicious

Many people are eager to get out and explore the great outdoors now more than ever. Visiting wide-open parks, hanging out under the stars while camping and seeing destinations that you have only ever dreamed of before, might finally be on your radar this summer.

The family road trip is one tradition that never seems out of style. No flights, airports or international headaches to deal with. Just you, the car, kids and an open road...and probably a GPS and of course some tasty road trip snacks!

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What are some good road trip snacks?

We all have our favorites when it comes to what we want to munch on while we are in the car for hours on end. Here is a list of some of the most popular ones, do you agree?

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Healthy Road Trip Snacks

One of the easiest ways you can make your on-the-go snacks healthier is by making them yourself and not relying on gas stations and vending machines along the way. (This is a great way to save money too!)

Healthy snacks don't have to be boring though! Slice some veggies to dip in your favorite hummus. Make a homemade trail mix with your favorite crackers, nuts, dried fruit and something sweet, like chocolate candies, for a treat.

If you have room to pack a cooler, fresh fruits and vegetables make a healthy alternative to chips and candy.

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Best Road Trip Snacks

This collection is jammed packed with some of the best sweet and salty snacks you could ever want for your next road trip.

The Frozen Yogurt Bites are perfect for toddlers and little kids, and they can be made in a thousand different ways with different fruit and yogurt flavors.

If you love Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, you will want to make a double batch of the Everything Pretzels.

Chex Party Mix is always a hit when the munchies hit, so there are a couple of varieties to choose from here.

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If you are hitting the open road this summer, don't forget to pack some epic snacks for the journey! Enjoy every single minute, and bite!

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The seasoning mix you crave is now portable on a pretzel.

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Just a hint of candy gives this trail mix a nice surprise.

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Oyster crackers seasoned with lemon, dill and ranch!

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What can make popcorn better? Cheese and bacon of course.

<p>Shelia Lukins</p>

Shelia Lukins

When you make your own mix, you can leave out any nuts that are allergy issues.

<p>John Currence</p>

John Currence

Take your party mix to the next level!

<p>Theresa Greco</p>

Theresa Greco

Ina Garten's simple six-ingredient recipe is life-changing.



If you're going to eat chips, these are a healthier option.

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Such a great burst of protein for when you travel.

<p>Jon Ashton</p>

Jon Ashton

Pack some cut veggies and dip your way down the highway.



The perfect mix of cinnamon and sugar.

<p>Bobby Flay</p>

Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay shares his genius hack for baking homemade chips at home with less mess and big flavor.

<p>Shea Goldstein</p>

Shea Goldstein

With only five ingredients, these are much more cost friendly than their boxed cousins.

<p>The Best Ideas For Kids</p>

The Best Ideas For Kids

By combining fruit purees and yogurt, the flavor combinations are endless.

<p>Veggie World Recipes</p>

Veggie World Recipes

With chocolate, bananas, strawberries and peanut butter, this snack is layered with deliciousness.

<p>I Heart Naptime</p>

I Heart Naptime

No store-bought caramel will every taste as good as homemade.

<p>Muy Delish</p>

Muy Delish

Toss freshly popped popcorn with spices and you have a snack with a kick.

<p>Heather's Homemade Kitchen</p>

Heather's Homemade Kitchen

This decadent snack hits all the right sweet and salty notes at the same time.

<p>Brooklyn Active Mama</p>

Brooklyn Active Mama

These don't just stop at the rice cereal! They have other favorites in there too!

<p>My Frugal Adventures</p>

My Frugal Adventures

If they are homemade, does that mean no guilt when you eat more?

<p>Momma Makes Joy</p>

Momma Makes Joy

Once you buy wonton wrappers, the rest of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry.

<p>Brite and Bubbly</p>

Brite and Bubbly

The perfect bite to pop in your mouth over and over.

<p>Renee Nicole's Kitchen</p>

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

This granola is light, crunchy and not overly sweet.

<p>Big Bears Wife</p>

Big Bears Wife

So easy to make and perfect for snacking.

<p>Purely Kaylie</p>

Purely Kaylie

No baking means you can have these ready for those last-minute road trips.

<p>Pip and Ebby</p>

Pip and Ebby

Unlike boxed granola bars, you can feel good about eating these.

<p>A Couple Cooks</p>

A Couple Cooks

Completely customizable for each passenger's favorite veggies.

<p>Pip and Ebby</p>

Pip and Ebby

If your kids love fruit rollups, give them a homemade version made with real fruit.



These are great for snacks or even lunch in the car.

<p>Make Your Meals</p>

Make Your Meals

All your favorite pizza flavors in a bite-sized, easy-to-eat roll.

<p>Must Have Mom</p>

Must Have Mom

There is nothing like biting into that cheesy flavor.

<p>Studio DIY</p>

Studio DIY

Using real fruit juice makes these so easy.

<p>The Taste Of Wonder</p>

The Taste Of Wonder

Little pieces of chewy heaven!

<p>Stylish Cravings</p>

Stylish Cravings

Everyone's favorite seasoning blend on a crunchy cheese crisp! Oh, and they are keto-friendly too.

<p>My Forking Life</p>

My Forking Life

Add any season you love to canned chickpeas for a crunchy, poppable snack.

<p>Kitchen Serf</p>

Kitchen Serf

The perfect mix of a chocolate chip cookie and M&M candy.

<p>Well Plated</p>

Well Plated

Thinly sliced apples are sprinkled with a touch of cinnamon and baked.

<p>Cooking Classy</p>

Cooking Classy

Skip the mall food court and make a batch at home instead.

<p>Pip and Ebby</p>

Pip and Ebby

All the flavors of the original, no campfire required.

<p>Pip and Ebby</p>

Pip and Ebby

Bet you can smell them cooking now!

<p>Pip and Ebby</p>

Pip and Ebby

The best part of the pumpkin.

<p>Pip and Ebby</p>

Pip and Ebby

These are made with pantry ingredients in about ten minutes.

<p>The Big Man's World</p>

The Big Man's World

So much better than the original! Only five ingredients and they are dairy and gluten-free, vegan and take five minutes to make too!

<p>Healthier Steps</p>

Healthier Steps

The air fryer gives these chips an extra crunch factor.

<p>The DIY Lighthouse</p>

The DIY Lighthouse

Inspired by churros, but much less messy for the car.

<p>Feast and Fettle</p>

Feast and Fettle

A childhood favorite all grown up with the flavors of brown butter and sea salt.

<p>Divas Can Cook</p>

Divas Can Cook

These can work for road trip snacks and a quick breakfast on-the-go.

<p>Shelly Foodspot</p>

Shelly Foodspot

Bet you can't eat just one!

<p>Josie &plus; Nina</p>

Josie + Nina

Simply seasoned with butter and garlic, but oh so good.

<p>The First Year Blog</p>

The First Year Blog

Don't reach for that muffin on the gas station shelf, bring your own.

<p>Krista Marshall</p>

Krista Marshall