Do you love to take your family on a fun road trip? Are you a mom who wants to make sure that your kids never go hungry? Making snack bags is a great idea. In an ideal world, we all have the time to cook up and create lots of food that we love, but there’s not so much time. Also, not all of us have the time to eat snacks at home, so it pays to pack out snacks on snack bags.
Granola Trail Mix
This is a crunchy four-ingredient snack that you can bring for camping. Place some banana nut granola, raisins, honey-roasted peanuts, and milk chocolate M&M’s in a bowl. Toss it to combine, then store it in your snack bags. To make 11 cups, here’s the recipe.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites
So you love Reese’s peanut butter cups? Transform it into fun, bite-sized cookies by mixing it with pretzels and Rice Krispies. All you need to do is to freeze the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups until partially frozen. Then, make a sweet mixture out of sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and salt. Stir in the pretzels and Rice Krispies until coated by the mixture. After a while, fold in the chocolate chips and the chopped peanut butter cups into the pretzels and Rice Krispies. Mold them into bite-sized pieces and let cool. Check out the full recipe here.
Craving for potato chips though you know it’s bad for you? Try making your own healthy and delicious alternative. All you need is salt, cayenne powder, nutritional yeast, and olive oil to make it flavorful. Rinse and dry out your kale, and toss it with the other ingredients. Spread the leaves on a baking sheet, then bake them until crisp. Let them cool before transferring them to snack bags. They are so tasty that kids and adults alike are sure to gobble them up. Here’s the complete recipe for this tasty snack.
Ranch Snack Mix
This one’s an easy, fast-to-fix munchie. If you’re looking for an easy-to-make snack, here’s something crunchy and savory that will surely delight anyone who eats it. Mix pretzels, Bugles, salted cashews and Goldfish crackers, then sprinkle it with ranch salad dressing mix. Drizzle it with oil and toss until well-coated. This is a cheesy, more feeling snack than your typical store-bought chips. Here’s the recipe.
Baked goods are great to bring as a snack. One easy baked recipe you can make in your home is banana muffins. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits, and they are easy to mash and incorporate in any recipe. Mash bananas in a bowl and mix in egg, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Stir in the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Then, use muffin cups and bake. Learn the full recipe here.
Parmesan Ranch Popcorn
If you want some savory munchies for your movie night, make a parmesan ranch popcorn. Mix parmesan cheese, ranch salad dressing mix, dried parsley flakes, and onion power to make a cheese mixture. Then, drizzle some butter in your popcorn, then toss the cheese mixture. Visit the full recipe here.
Breakfast Cereal Snack Mix
We may all have snacked on breakfast cereals and knew that it can be filling. If your family loves tasty cereals as snacks, they will love this one with Crispix, Corn Chex and Shredded Wheat as base. Mix butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and canola oil. Toss this mixture with cereals and cashews to coat evenly. Then bake it, then let it cool before storing in snack bags. Check out the recipe here.
No-Bake Kiddie Crunch Mix
Looking for a super easy fun snack idea? Sometimes the easiest ones to make are the tastiest. You don’t have to bake or cook anything for this one. Simply mix a cup of each of the following: mini pretzels, salted peanuts, chocolate-covered raisins, and plain animal crackers. This will surely delight your little one (and even your adults, too).
Fruity and Nutty Movie Snack Bag
Dried fruits and nuts mix well, so if you love them, why not pack one for the trip to the movies? Movie concessions can be really pricey, so it pays to sneak your own food. It may be against some theater policies, but with a snack bag and a bag, you can sneak it in so you can save money! Mix in some dried apricot, toasted coconut jerky, toasted cashews, toasted almonds, dried banana chips, toasted macadamia nuts, dark chocolate with sea salt, plus other dried fruits. Mix everything together in a bag, and enjoy.
Ham and Spinach Party Roll-Ups
Please your crowd with your snack bags filled with these filling mini wraps. All you need is tortilla, cream cheese, spinach leaves, sliced deli ham, ripe olives and chopped green chilies. Spread cream cheese over each tortilla and layer with ham and spinach leaves. Sprinkle it with olives and chilies, then roll it up and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate it until it’s firm, and unwrap from the plastic bag. Cut each roll up into bite-sized pieces. Pack them in snack bags. Check the original recipe here.
Ham and Cheese Muffins
Muffins doesn’t always need to be sweet. If you have time to bake, you can serve these easy-to-bake savory muffins for breakfast or snack time. In a large bowl, you can combine flour and baking soda, then combine milk, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and chopped ham. Then, mix them well. Fill paper muffin cups up to two thirds full and bake. Check out the recipe here.
Dried Apple Chips
Eating fruity snacks doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar, preservatives, thickeners, and artificial flavors. Fruits are best eaten in their original state, but sometimes it can get messy (hello oranges), and sometimes it can get boring. Dehydrating your fruits and turning them into chips is one of the fun ways to eat your fruit. Make oven-dried apples to make chips. Check out how to do it here.
Rustic Herb Parmesan Snack Mix
Serve great yummy snack mix for your kid’s games with this snack mix. Using the usual cheddar crackers and pretzels, this snack will be filling for the kids. Combine Cheez-it crackers, mini pretzels, butter-flavored crackers then mix in grated cheese, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, herb seasoning, and garlic pepper seasoning. Bake them and cool before storing into your snack bags. Learn how to make it here.
Taco Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with nutrients that can help improve heart health and fight diseases. It’s a filling snack, too. Instead of snacking on plain salted pumpkin seeds, why not take it up a notch and add taco seasoning for enhanced flavor? In a skillet, saute some pumpkin seeds in vegetable oil until it’s lightly browned. Transfer seeds to a baking pan and sprinkle with garlic salt and taco seasoning. Spread it into a single layer and bake. It gives a yummy umami flavor to your usual pumpkin seed snacks. Read the recipe here.