20 Best Road Trip Snacks For Long Drives 

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Planning on traveling with family or friends? Save time and money by packing these amazing Road Trip Snacks! They’re easy to make any travel with like beef jerky, mixed nuts, and more! 

Savory Road Trip Snacks For Long Drives 

  1. Buttery Microwave Snack Mix 

This homemade Chex Mix is quick and easy to make and travel with. It has bold and buttery flavors that are sure to win you over. 

  1. PBJ Energy Bites

Try these fun and tasty PB&J Surprise Energy Bites! There’s no baking required and they have all your favorite flavors like peanut butter, oats, and strawberry jelly on the inside!

  1. Buffalo Ranch Spiced Nuts

Are you looking for fun and spicy Road Trip Snacks? These buffalo ranch spiced nuts are delicious for the whole family. Whether you’re headed to the beach or grandma’s house, give these a try. 

  1. Homemade Baked Pita Chips

Homemade Baked Pita Chips are yummy plain or with dip. Munch on them in the car on the way to your favorite destination. 

  1. Savory Breakfast Muffins

What’s an easier handheld snack than muffins? These savory breakfast muffins with turkey sausage and eggs can go with you anywhere. 

Sweets & Treats 

  1. Funfetti Protein Bites

Make a dairy free plant-based protein snack recipe that everyone will love to munch on! These yummy no-bake funfetti protein bites taste like you’re eating cake batter!

  1. Chocolate Cookies With Kodiak Pancake Mix

Chocolate Cookies made with Kodiak Pancake Mix are the perfect Road Trip Snack for chocolate lovers. They’re packed with nutrients but you wouldn’t even know. 

  1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Cookies 

If you love cookies and Cinnamon Toast Crunch then these cookies with cheesecake filling are just the thing! If you have a sweet tooth and love a sugar kick on your travels try these amazing cookies. 

  1. Lemon Sugar Cookies 

If cinnamon isn’t your thing maybe lemon will do the trick. These lemon sugar cookies are absolutely delicious and taste amazing while traveling in the car. 

  1. Oatmeal Brownies

These Oatmeal Brownies are soft and fudgy with a crisp oatmeal crust. The buttery flavor and texture of the crust is really enhanced by the dreamy chocolate center! 

Best Recipes For Kids 

  1. Rainbow Stick Snacks

Want the best Road Trip Snacks that your kids can help make? Try these Rainbow on a stick snacks that use cereal and marshmallows. 

  1. Caramel Popcorn

You don’t even need a candy thermometer to make this homemade caramel popcorn! That’s right, and it’s super delicious and budget friendly for anyone to make. 

  1. Nut Free Trail Mix 

Craving a snack that’s perfect for road trips, school, or hikes? Look no further! Introducing Homemade Trail Mix WITHOUT NUTS! Get ready to fuel your adventures.

  1. DIY Fruit Leather 

Ready to add more fruits (and veggies) to your daily routine? Discover the fun of making your own fruit leathers! Use your favorite fruit for the perfect Road Trip Snack! 

  1. Goldfish Crackers

Looking for gluten free Road Trip Snacks? Make your own goldfish crackers! Unfortunately, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers aren’t gluten free, but these taste even better.

Our Top Pick Recipes 

  1. Bliss Balls 

Healthy Bliss Balls will become your new obsession because they’re made with only 5 ingredients and ready in just 10 minutes. They taste amazing too and travel so well in a simple container. 

  1. Mini Puff Pastry Pizzas 

Looking for a quick and easy snack? Try these Mini Puff Pastry Pizzas! Perfect for after school, picnics, or packing in lunchboxes. Ready in under 30 minutes! 

  1. Pressed Fruit Bars 

Say goodbye to store-bought snacks and whip up some homemade energy bars with this simple pressed fruit bars recipe! Just 10 minutes of prep time and you’ll have a nutritious treat for any road trip. 

  1. Smoked Beef Jerky

Have you ever made your own beef jerky? It’s easier than you may think! Like this homemade jerky recipe that’s gluten free and paleo! It’s also delicious with a smoky beef flavor. 

  1. Cranberry Almond Energy Balls

Looking for Road Trip Snacks that satisfy your sweet tooth and deliver a pack of nutrients too? These Cranberry Almond Energy Balls are ready in just 15 minutes! 


What food should I bring on a long road trip?

In my experience as a mom of 3 who loves going on vacation with her family, the best food to bring on a long road trip is non-messy, eaten at room temperature, and doesn’t have a “weird” texture (in the kids opinion). For example beef jerky is easy to eat with one hand, doesn’t leave a mess, and doesn’t change its texture at different temperatures. 

As opposed to bananas which change texture and shape easily and makes a huge mess in the hands of a toddler in a car seat! 

Planning a road trip? Don’t forget these 20 best snacks to keep you fueled up for those long drives ahead! From crunchy granola bars to juicy fruit slices, we’ve got you covered. Let’s hit the road and snack in style! 

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