There is one thing you can plan on when you’re camping and that is you’ll be going through plenty of snacks. You’ll burn a lot of energy playing with the kids and they will be running their little legs off all day. All that activity will make everyone hungry more often so having plenty of snacks on hand is a must. It’s helpful if you can make them ahead of time and bring them with you when you come camping though some are easily assembled while you’re here.
These are delicious and healthy as well. You can slice an apple into thin rings and spread it with peanut butter and sprinkle with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and/or chocolate chips. The kids will love them and not even realize they’re eating something that is good for them as well.
Samoa Chex Mix
This delicious Chex mix will be a hit with the whole family. You can make it at home and store it in zip plastic bags to bring with you on your camping trip. You’ll need Corn Chex, Rice Chex, coconut, chocolate chips, brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, baking soda, and salt. The butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup, and salt will be melted together in a saucepan. Then you combine the dry mix with this. The whole thing can be made in a paper bag and doesn’t take long at all.
No-Bake Energy Bites
These are particularly nice because they don’t require any cooking or baking, can be made ahead of time, and are healthy snacks the kids will love. You use chocolate chips, coconut, vanilla, peanut butter, oats, honey, flax seeds, and chia seeds if you like. The recipe can also be adapted for cranberries, Almond Joy flavored, and Nutella.
You can find the recipes for these snacks and several more at 13 Yummy Camping Snacks to Enjoy by the Fire. We wish you lots of happy camping and plenty of good snacks to enjoy while you’re here.