I want to talk a moment to talk about Road Trip Snacks. Everyone has their preferred snack of choice when it comes to ever day life. I’m no different. When I go to the store there are certain things that I like to get and that’s just how my cookie crumbles. I noticed though, that when it comes to road trips, I am even more particular about what I buy in advance. Maybe because I know that it isn’t practical to stop all the time and go grocery shopping while on a road trip? Or I don’t want to pay the cost of inflated gas station snacks? Either way, I try to be prepared. I’m sharing a quick list of some of my personal favorite road trip treats! In case you ever find yourself in a car with me for hours on end, you know what food I’ll probably have stashed in my bag!
#1. Ritz Bits!
Probably my favorite non-sweet snack out there. I love these. I can eat a whole box in one go if I wasn’t focusing on NOT doing that.
#2. PB&J Sandwiches.
They are a legitimate snack that can last a long time in a car especially if you have a cooler!
#3. Corn POPS!
This is my favorite cereal on the planet. They’re so addicting and taste spectacular without milk. A must for road trip snacks.
#4. Energy drinks
I need caffeine and these stay better longer than say a coffee based drink. (Not saying I won’t grab a Starbucks if I see one on the way but these are more convenient). They also come in some spectacular flavors.
#5. Coconut water
In addition to of course having water, I love coconut water! You can never have too much coconut water.
#6. Last but not least, my homemade granola bars!
They’re perfect for road trip snacks because they require no refrigeration. I think they taste way better than anything store bought. They’re usually a great hit with my friends. They make for a delightful morning breakfast bar in the car and can be carried around in my purse during the actual trip if need be. If you ever want to try them yourself, the recipe is listed below!
What you need:
9×13 baking pan
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup sliced almonds (crushed walnuts also work well)
1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricots etc.)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sweetened condensed milk, butter, coconut, almonds, and dried fruit with your hands until well blended. Press flat into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you want them. Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars. Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.
So simple! So delicious. Next time you go on a road trip or hiking… or find yourself bored and hungry on a Thursday night, try making these! Just do it.