Don't Forget to Pack These Camping Snacks for Your Next Big Adventure

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18 Camping Snacks to Keep Your Family Fueled UpCaitlin Bensel

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Every trip requires a few camping essentials: a good camping tent, bug spray, and lots of energy-packed camping snacks. In fact, it doesn't matter if you're sleeping under the stars or just taking a long hike, having some hearty snacks available to fuel you up is always a good idea. That's why we've rounded up the best salty snacks and sweet snacks for all your outdoor adventures. Here, you'll find camping snacks that are easy to pack ahead of time—and some which can be made right over an open fire. And of course, it wouldn't be a roundup of camping recipes without s'mores!

Get your fill on the classic fireside dessert in the form of s'mores bars or campfire cones. Then, check out our other tasty treats, like doughnut hole kebabs and cowboy cookies, that'll have you ready for a night on the great frontier (or even your own backyard!). If you're taking a family camping trip, you'll be happy to know that all of these fun ideas double as kid-friendly snacks, too. Just take Ree Drummond's corn dog muffins for example. They're "sweeping the nation," as she says. Looking for a healthy snack to keep you energized? Try the homemade granola bars, the baked apple chips, or the spicy chickpeas that you'll want to eat by the handful. Whatever you choose, don't forget a camping cooler. Happy trails!

S'mores Bars

You don't need to know how to start a fire to make this twist on s'mores. The sweet, gooey treat has layers of graham cracker, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow, but you can make it at home and pack it up for anywhere that life takes you!

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Caitlin Bensel

Spicy Air Fryer Chickpeas

Chickpeas are packed with protein so you know they're keep your camping crew full and happy. Plus, when you make them in an air fryer with Sriracha, cumin, and smoked paprika, they become both spicy and crunchy.

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spicy air fryer chickpeas
Caitlin Bensel

Puppy Chow

This is the kind of chocolatey cereal treat that you'll want to grab by the handful. The best part is that it only takes 5 minutes to make!

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Caitlin Bensel

Cowboy Caviar

The combination of black eyed peas and black beans in this veggie-filled dip will keep everyone around the fire feeling full and happy. Just grab a bag of tortilla chips and start scooping!

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Caitlin Bensel

Cowboy Cookies

These cookies packed with hearty mix-ins like oats, coconut flakes, and pecans, so they're perfect for hungry cowboys and kids alike! For those who appreciate a hint of salty-sweet flavor, just top the cookies with flaky sea salt.

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Caitlin Bensel

Doughnut Hole Kebabs

This is such a fun way to serve up store-bought doughnut holes! The toasted kebabs are even better when served with the make-ahead berry sauces.

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doughnut hole kebabs
Ralph Smith

Homemade Granola Bars

These granola bars are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, like oats, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries. They're chewy and sweet, and so much better than the store-bought kind.

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homemade granola bars
Joanne Ozug

Garlic Ranch Party Mix

This snack mix is salty, crunchy, and nutty at the same time. Thanks to the popcorn, cereal, pretzels, and homemade ranch seasoning, it'll turn any camping trip into a camping party.

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Ryan Dausch

Campfire Cones

This popular fireside treat is basically a waffle cone that's filled with s'mores ingredients, wrapped in foil, and tossed on the campfire until melted. You can even get creative with the mix-ins, like adding M&Ms or mini peanut butter cups.

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The Girl Who Ate Everything

Sausage Dip

This quick and easy dip can be made right in your cast-iron skillet over the campfire. It only requires three ingredients: sausage, cream cheese, and salsa. Oh, don't forget the chips for dipping!

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Will Dickey

Breakfast Cookies

Don't be fooled by the name, you can eat these healthy cookies any time of day. They're similar to granola bars with their wholesome oats, dried cherries, pepitas, and chocolate chips.

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breakfast cookies
Caitlin Bensel

Pico de Gallo

You can't go wrong with pico de gallo. Not only can it be scooped up with tortilla chips, but it also adds a burst of fresh flavor to scrambled eggs, campfire nachos, or even a bowl of beans.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Spiced-Up Potato Chips

Transform a typical bag of chips with just a few ingredients. This crunchy snack gets its flavor from garlic salt, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne.

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Con Poulos

Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls

These grab-and-go pinwheels come in two different flavors: turkey-ham rolls with chipotle mayonnaise and reuben rolls Thousand Island dressing. Either one is sure to be a hit!

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Ryan Liebe

Corn Dog Muffins

This cute twist on corn dogs takes a classic cornbread muffin recipe and adds a bite-sized hot dog right in the center. You can serve them up with ketchup or mustard, or just pop them in your mouth whenever the craving strikes.

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Ree Drummond

Baked Apple Chips

This healthy, crunchy snack has just a touch of cinnamon-sugar flavor. They're a sweet alternative to potato chips that you can feel good about eating.

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baked apple chips
Joanne Ozug

Nutella Krispie Treats

Take Rice Krispies Treats to a whole new level by adding decadent chocolate Nutella, toasted pecans, and lots of mini marshmallows on top.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Frito Chili Pie

Sometimes referred to as Walking Tacos, this savory snack consists of comforting chili, cheese, and Fritos. You serve them right up in the chip bag so there's no serveware required.

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frito chili pie
Ree Drummond

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