3 Travel Snack Recipes

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Eats

travel snack recipes

We’ve been hiking and camping quite a bit this summer, and I’ve found 3 easy and healthy snack recipes in a Betty Crocker cookbook I recently received to review (it’s fabulous and I’ll be giving it away in September) called Whole Grains. I’m working my way through this book and I’m loving it, especially the snack recipes.

Here areĀ  3 of my favorites so far:

on the go breakfast bars

Take-Along Oatmeal Bars

1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. honey
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 c. diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (I use dried cran-strawberries)
2 c. Wheat Chex cereal
1 c. oats
1/2 c. sliced almonds

1. Heat sugar, butte,r honey, and cinnamon to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in dried fruit. Add remaining ingredients.

2. Press mixture into pan and cool about 30 minutes. Cut and store covered.

vanilla cereal chunks

Vanilla Cereal Chunks

1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. Corn Chex cereal
1 c. Rice Chex cereal
3 c. Wheat Chex cereal
1 c. lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts
1 c. small pretzel twists
1 c. mini marshmallows
10 oz. vanilla almond bark

1. Put chocolate chips in freezer to chill. Mix cereals, peanuts, pretzels, and marshmallows.

2. Microwave almond bark in 30 second intervals until smooth.

3. Combine cereal mixture with coating. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread on waxed paper and cool 15 minutes. Break into chunks and store in airtight container.

trail mix

Hiker’s Trail Mix

1 c. roasted soy nuts
1 c. Wheat Chex cereal
1 c. Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
1 c. craisins
1/2 c. chocolate chips or M&Ms

Mix all ingredients and store in resealable container.

These 3 snacks will keep everyone in your family happy on the trail or in the car!


1 Kathy Mc August 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Sound wonderful ~ thanks for sharing!

2 Jennifer T. August 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I bake my own homemade granola which is pretty similar to that first recipe. I can’t wait to try the Vanilla Cereal Chunks recipe.

3 Yvette August 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

I am loving your site. :) I can’t wait to try these snack mixes. We are always looking for good “go with us” snacks.


4 Kelsey August 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Yvette, I think you’ll like these for sure – all 3 are easy to make and don’t make very much time. I like to make a bunch and store the extra in 1 or 2 quart Mason jars. Enjoy!

5 Kelsey August 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Jennifer – Homemade granola is the best and it’s so easy! I wish I’d had this recipe years ago. We would have consumed fewer fruit snacks I think…

6 Ronica August 23, 2010 at 8:39 am

Oh my goodness, these snacks look so good.
Question, did you use toasted or raw almond slices in the Oatmeal Bars?

7 Christina August 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I made the take-along bars over the weekend. I did a little fudging on the ingredients. I substituted pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and bought some dried fruit/nut/seed mix from the bulk section in my grocery store and made an even trade for the 1 cup of dried fruit and 1/2 cup sliced almonds. When I pressed it out, I thought to sprinkle some ground flax seed to top before it completely cooled. Here’s my pic of it before I tried to cut it into bars, but they really didn’t hold together very well and became more like clusters: http://twitpic.com/2h008e It’s very sweet on its own, but I’ve really been loving it as an addition to my yogurt : )

8 Glenda October 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I’m looking forward to trying the oatmeal bars and the vanilla cereal clusters for our next camping trip. Thanks for sharing the recipes!

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