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!
The seasoning mix you crave is now portable on a pretzel.
Just a hint of candy gives this trail mix a nice surprise.
Oyster crackers seasoned with lemon, dill and ranch!
What can make popcorn better? Cheese and bacon of course.
When you make your own mix, you can leave out any nuts that are allergy issues.
Take your party mix to the next level!
Ina Garten's simple six-ingredient recipe is life-changing.
If you're going to eat chips, these are a healthier option.
Such a great burst of protein for when you travel.
Pack some cut veggies and dip your way down the highway.
The perfect mix of cinnamon and sugar.
Bobby Flay shares his genius hack for baking homemade chips at home with less mess and big flavor.
With only five ingredients, these are much more cost friendly than their boxed cousins.
By combining fruit purees and yogurt, the flavor combinations are endless.
With chocolate, bananas, strawberries and peanut butter, this snack is layered with deliciousness.
No store-bought caramel will every taste as good as homemade.
Toss freshly popped popcorn with spices and you have a snack with a kick.
This decadent snack hits all the right sweet and salty notes at the same time.
These don't just stop at the rice cereal! They have other favorites in there too!
If they are homemade, does that mean no guilt when you eat more?
Once you buy wonton wrappers, the rest of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry.
The perfect bite to pop in your mouth over and over.
This granola is light, crunchy and not overly sweet.
So easy to make and perfect for snacking.
No baking means you can have these ready for those last-minute road trips.
Unlike boxed granola bars, you can feel good about eating these.
Completely customizable for each passenger's favorite veggies.
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.
All your favorite pizza flavors in a bite-sized, easy-to-eat roll.
There is nothing like biting into that cheesy flavor.
Using real fruit juice makes these so easy.
Little pieces of chewy heaven!
Everyone's favorite seasoning blend on a crunchy cheese crisp! Oh, and they are keto-friendly too.
Add any season you love to canned chickpeas for a crunchy, poppable snack.
The perfect mix of a chocolate chip cookie and M&M candy.
Thinly sliced apples are sprinkled with a touch of cinnamon and baked.
Skip the mall food court and make a batch at home instead.
All the flavors of the original, no campfire required.
Bet you can smell them cooking now!
The best part of the pumpkin.
These are made with pantry ingredients in about ten minutes.
So much better than the original! Only five ingredients and they are dairy and gluten-free, vegan and take five minutes to make too!
The air fryer gives these chips an extra crunch factor.
Inspired by churros, but much less messy for the car.
A childhood favorite all grown up with the flavors of brown butter and sea salt.
These can work for road trip snacks and a quick breakfast on-the-go.
Bet you can't eat just one!
Simply seasoned with butter and garlic, but oh so good.
Don't reach for that muffin on the gas station shelf, bring your own.