Heading out on a new outdoor adventure is about as exciting as it gets. Exploring new places, communing with nature and rejuvenating your spirit- these are the stuff of legendary outings. But all of that reverie requires some practical steps, and fuel is one of the most important.
Camping snacks are way more that just a way to keep away the hunger pangs; they are a vital companion to any outing, feeding the body with the energy required to fully realize the awesomeness that is the great outdoors. Over the years we have tried our share of healthy camping snacks- from ready made trail mixes to homemade fruit and veg combos, to store bought energy bars, and we are going to share it all with you right here!
So whether you are lacing up your boots for a long hike, or planning a lazy family evening by the campfire, our collection of the Best Camping Snacks is sure to have just the right treats for your next camping trip.
1) Classic Trail Mix
Classic Trail Mix
Classic homemade trail mix is a delightful medley of flavors and textures that brings together the best of nature’s bounty. Comprising a simple blend of peanuts, raisins, M&M’s and walnuts, it offers a satisfying crunch and a protein-packed punch.
Whether enjoyed on outdoor hikes, camping trips or as a convenient snack, this timeless concoction offers a balanced fusion of energy and taste that never goes out of style.
2) Dark Chocolate Pecan Trail Mix
Dark Chocolate Pecan Trail Mix
Nuts, fruits, seeds and chocolate make this mix an easy favorite for many. Starting with roasted pecans and chocolate covered almonds, we add dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chinks.
SO easy to make and brings a load of energy. Try this fun snack soon!
3) Spicy-n-Sweet Snack Mix
Spicy-n-Sweet Snack Mix
This is a spicy and sweet treat made with nuts, chick peas, and sesame sticks.
There are a good amount of ingredients like spices, honey and lemon zest. But it will be worth the effort with this truly unique and tasty snack mix.
4) Tasty Maple Trail Mix
Tasty Maple Trail Mix
This is one of our favorite camping snack recipes. It is a nice mix of nuts, fruits and seeds, sweetened with maple syrup. A bit of cinnamon gives it a tangy flavor. A delicious snack that will have the kiddos raving.
5) Healthy Trail Mix
Healthy Trail Mix
Among the trove of healthy snacks, this recipe stands out. Along with the usual nuts and fruits, this recipe offers some unusual ingredients and 3 choices to make it lean towards glowy, nutty or tropical.
Sure to be one of your favorite camping snacks.
6) Campfire Trail Mix
Campfire Trail Mix
Answer the call for a salty and sweet treat with this smore based recipe. Pretzel sticks and almonds are mixed with the traditional smore mini marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate.
Vanilla and cinnamon complete the flavor profile. It is an easy and tasty snack.
7) Archer Farms Trail Mix
Archer Farms Trail Mix
Archer Farms Trail Mix in a favorite for many. You can get it at Target, or on Amazon.
This is a very simple recipe that combines all of the ingredients to make your own Monster Trail Mix. Chocolate chips, M&M’s, peanuts, what could be better?
8) Coconut and Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix
Coconut and Crispy Chickpea Trail Mix
Using Epicurious? Try this unique recipe which combines coconut, chick peas and other yummy bits.
Fruit and Vegetable Camping Snacks
9) Fruit Leather
Here’s an easy one for dried fruit leathers. How about 2 ingredients. Fresh strawberries and honey. Wholesome and really easy to make.
Blend and bake and you have a truly natural and simple snack. Try with other fruits as well!
10) Sweet Onion Salsa Recipe
Sweet Onion Salsa Recipe
A super simple salsa bringing strong flavors from south of the border. Natural ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, and cilantro make this one of the healthier snacks on our list.
Squeeze on a bit of lemon juice or lime juice. Don’t forget some of your favorite tortilla chips.
11) Strawberry Apricot Fruit Leather
Strawberry Apricot Fruit Leather
Here is another really simple fruit leather recipe underscoring the fact that you can change ingredients to find some great combos and flavors.
Try this super simple template with some unique flavors of your own.
12) Fruit Chips With Hidden Spinach
Fruit Chips With Hidden Spinach
That’s right- these yummy fruit chips are made with some spinach snuck in there. Tasty snacks and full of goodness. Just don’t tell the kids!
These easy camping snacks can be tossed into a small bag and munched anywhere on the trail.
13) Apple Chips
Here is an easy fruit chips recipe using apple chips. Tastes like a little apple pie right there in your pocket.
These show that you can bring fun foods along on your outdoor adventures.
14) Simple Blender Hummus
Simple Blender Hummus
Hummus is so good and good for you. This recipe does have a few ingredients, but it will result in a perfect snack for your next outdoor adventure.
15) Ultimate Fruity Granola
Ultimate Fruity Granola
While we do like homemade granola bars, this loose granola recipe makes us smile. Great fruit, nuts and oats combine to make a truly wonderful snack.
Combine with yogurt for breakfast or just carry some along on the trail.
16) Ants on a Log
Ants on a Log
Celery and peanut butter is a satisfying treat at any time. but amp it up with some raisins and you have a great snack that is easy food for the whole family.
17) Healthy Apple Nachos
Healthy Apple Nachos
We always like recipes using fresh fruit and this one is a keeper.
Take apple slices and add a drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate sprinkles, hazel nuts and cinnamon and you have a tasty treat for the campsite.
18) Baked Beet Chips
Baked Beet Chips
Not only fresh fruits can be dried for easy snacks, but these beet chips are becoming one of our favorite snacks.
Try them out for a new taste on the road.
19) Butternut Squash Veggie Chips With Herbes de Provence
Butternut Squash Veggie Chips With Herbes de Provence
Butternut squash is a fun veggie to make chips out of. This recipe is really easy and quick to make.
Herbs de Provence adds an herby appeal to the sweet chips making them irresistible.
20) Banana Chips
An old favorite on the camping menu, banana chips are really easy to make.
You don’t need an air drier, just pop these into the oven and get ready for YUM!
21) Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Another simple apple chip recipe that you can make at any time, and have ready for your next adventure
Crackers And Chips
22) Blue And Cheddar Cheeseball
Blue And Cheddar Cheeseball
I love great flavor combinations and this cheese ball is a truly savory snack in every sense. Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese!
If you love cheese (and more cheese) like I do, try out this recipe. Your welcome!
23) Foolproof Crispy Baked Kale Chips
Foolproof Crispy Baked Kale Chips
This recipe gives step by step instructions and 4 different flavors for making perfect kale chips.
Kale is super flavorful and packed with vitamins and minerals. Great food ingredients make great foods!
Smores are ubiquitous with camping. There are so many new takes on smores these days that you can try.
Roasted marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers…and a hundred different variations. Sweet treats for everyone.
25) Air Fryer Plantain Chips
Air Fryer Plantain Chips
Plantains are kind of like bananas, but less sweet. They make great chips that you can take anywhere. Another one of our easy recipes that pack a powerful punch.
26) Healthy Oatcakes With Rosemary
Healthy Oatcakes With Rosemary
This simple recipe makes a sort of savory cookie. Just a few ingredients like oats, rosemary and olive oil to keep it very easy.
27) Do It Yourself Roasted Seaweed Snacks
Do It Yourself Roasted Seaweed Snacks
You can really go to the edge with these seaweed snacks.
There are quite a few flavor choices so you can come up with your own really unique snack.
28) Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Chips
We love campfire sweet potato’s and sweet potato fries and eat them at least twice a week. In fact we rarely make regular french fries any more.
Sweet potato chips are a great way to get some good veggies into the mix and still keep everyone happy.
29) 3-Ingredient Seeded Crackers
3-Ingredient Seeded Crackers
OK, there are actually 5 ingredients for these, but you end up with a tasty wheat cracker with the tang of sesame and loads of goodness.
30) Tex Mex Dip
Tex Mex Dip
Traditional tex-mex flavors and ingredients make this attractive and tasty dip. I could make an entire meal out of this dip.
Easy to make in a casserole- or maybe try it in the crock pot. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions. Even better!
31) Walking Tacos
Walking tacos are a favorite for our kids. They even have walking taco parties at school. Just pour some meat, cheese and taco fixin’s into a bag of corn chips and you are ready to hit the trail with lunch in hand.
A protein packed snack! And zero clean up.
32) Alabama Fire Crackers
Alabama Fire Crackers
Easy way to make a new favorite snack cracker. Just add ranch dressing mix, onion and garlic powder and red pepper flakes into a bag and toss in some saltines. Shake and you are done.
Not quite that simple, but check this one out!
33) Sesame Keto Crackers
Sesame Keto Crackers
This is a more full blown baking recipe in that you have to make a fathead dough and roll it out etc. But you will end up with a super versatile cracker that has great flavor and tons of uses.
34) Cornflake Biscuits
This is basically a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, that you roll in cornflakes before cooking. What a cool idea!
A soft gooey CC cookie with the added crunch of corn flakes. Try your own favorite cereal. Amp up the taste please!
35) No-Bake Energy Bites
No-Bake Energy Bites
About 8 ingredients and 20 minutes and you have these wonderful energy balls. packed with great taste with rolled oats, peanut butter, shredded coconut flakes, and chocolate. Then add some seeds to make them legit!
36) Blueberry Buckle Muffins
Blueberry Buckle Muffins
Basically a homemade muffin with a streusel on top. Delicious and great for any occasion…like breakfast!
37) Classic Oatmeal Cookies
Classic Oatmeal Cookies
Thats it- classic oatmeal cookies. By far my favorite cookie out of all the cookies. They make an awesome trail snack and they give loads of energy.
38) S’mores Cookie Bars
S’mores Cookie Bars
These bars are great- s’mores on the go and ready at any time because they are pre-made.
Who wants a s’more?
39) Coconut Date Bars (No-Bake)
Coconut Date Bars (No-Bake)
These yummy bars pack a load of energy. Dates, nuts, flax seeds and coconut. They are really tasty and will please any camper.
40) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
These are teriffic protein bars. They’re packed with protein and other nourishing ingredients like peanut butter, chia seeds, coconut flour.
Taste just like a peanut butter cup!
41) Vegan Rocky Road
Vegan Rocky Road
Dark chocolate and hazelnuts combines with a touch of orange zest. What could be better. A truly decadent treat.
42) S’mores Caramel Apples
S’mores Caramel Apples
Carmel apples with marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers?!? My taste buds just exploded!
43) Campfire Cones
Campfire cones are loads of fun- especially if there are kiddos about. Waffle cones and any number of tasty ingredients. marshmallows, chocolate, M&M’s, rasins-whatever you want. Then wrap in aluminum foil and heat over the hot coals of the fire to get some sweet melty goodness.
44) Smores Brownie Cupcakes
Smores Brownie Cupcakes
Brownie chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker (and Oreo) crust and marshmallow and chocolate topping. WOW.
45) Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
These flavors are great together. Pretty much all the ingredients are in the name. Great cookies!
Breads and Muffins
46) Banana Bread Muffins
Banana Bread Muffins
This is a full out recipe with a bunch of ingredients, but you get a really tasty muffin that will please most people.
Little muffins make great camping food.
47) Easy Banana Carrot Muffins
Easy Banana Carrot Muffins
Do you like carrot cake? Do you like banana bread? Combine the two and there you go! Truly tasty muffin.
48) Blueberry Muffin Bites
Blueberry Muffin Bites
These blueberry muffin balls are really unique. They are made with coconut flour and are not baked.
49) Quinoa Cauliflower Muffins
Quinoa Cauliflower Muffins
Lovely savory muffins made with quinoa, cauliflower, cheese and peas. Great for an energy boost mid hike.
You could definitely try some variations with these.
50) Healthy Zucchini Muffins
Healthy Zucchini Muffins
A muffin version of zucchini bread, this recipe adds some nuts and honey. Then they really amp up the creamy taste with buttermilk and nutmeg.
Full of energy and great tasting.