31 tasty Camping Snacks for Your Next Adventure

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Do you always want to snack when you’re camping? Whether you’re hiking, lounging by the campfire, or just enjoying the fresh air, these camping snacks are sure to satisfy your cravings. Here’s a list of 31 tasty and easy camping snacks, including some campfire-friendly options.

Note, these are not all healthy options, but I didn’t want the whole list to be junk food either.

And some of these are better suited for RV camping, but tent campers with a good cooler will appreciate these options too.

Camping snacks

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Camping Snack Ideas

Grab a pen and paper and jot down which of these camping snacks you’ll be bringing on your next camping trip.

31. Apple Chips

Apple chips make a good camping snack

Apple chips are a tasty camping snack that provide some sweetness and crunch without the added ingredients like junk food.

We used to make apple chips in our Excalibur Dehydrator, but since we sold it, we now just buy them from the store.

30. Veggie Straws

Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, Sea Salt, 7 oz.

Veggie sticks like these are a crunchy snack that your family will appreciate, and are gaining popularity as a camping snack.

29. Ants on a Log

Ants on a log make a great camping snack

This tasty snack is so easy to make! Just spread peanut butter on some fresh celery, dot with raisins and you’ve got yourself a quick snack that kids will love.

We’ve found that the new squeeze tubes of peanut butter makes this even faster. Not that spreading peanut butter was a big deal before, but for me, the less dirty dishes the better.

Of course, if you are allergic to peanut butter or don’t like it, you could try another nut butter or WowButter (a soy-based spread).

28. Frozen Grapes

frozen grapes

Pack some frozen grapes in your cooler for a refreshing and hydrating snack that’s perfect for hot summer days.

Of course, they may not stay frozen for long unless you have an RV fridge or a fantastic cooler, but even cold grapes are good. (Not the best for cold-sensitive teeth though. 🙂

27. Cashew Clusters

Kirkland Signature Cashew Clusters, 2 lbs Bulk Saving

Cashews, almonds and pumpkin seeds held together in a tasty, energy-filled cluster.

This is a Kirkland product (Costco), but is also available on Amazon which surprised me a bit.

26. Chips and Dip

Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Variety Pack, 1.375 Ounce (Pack of 28)

Popular snacks like potato chips are also extremely popular for camping. Are they great for you? No. But hey, everything in moderation.

25. Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Tortilla chips and salsa

Here is a great shareable camping snack. Set this on the picnic table and nibble away while chatting with your friends and family.

You can usually find large bottles of salsa and bags of tortilla chips at a grocery store for good prices, so it’s a fairly inexpensive snack too.

Plus, it allows you to do the #10 camping snack on this list!

24. Trail Mix

Nut Harvest, Nut & Chocolate Mix, 39 Ounce Jar

Trail mix is a classic camping snack.

You can make your own by combining nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, and seeds for a nutritious and portable treat.

Or you can take a shortcut and buy some pre-made trail mix.

23. Roasted Marshmallows

roasting marshmallows is a classic camping snack

No camping trip is complete without roasted marshmallows.

We have an Outland Firepit and rotating roasting sticks, but despite the even heat I am still terrible at roasting marshmallows. I end up burning them all the time!

But hey, I’m willing to keep trying.

22. Jerky

Jack Link's Beef Jerky Variety - Includes Original and Teriyaki Flavors, On the Go Snacks, 13g of Protein Per Serving, 9 Count of 1.25 Oz Bags (Pack of 1)

Jerky is a protein-packed snack that’s perfect for camping. Choose from beef, turkey, or even plant-based jerky for a savory, portable treat that doesn’t require refrigeration.

So it’s a good choice to bring hiking, boating or fishing while you’re camping too.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out our article dedicated to High Protein Snacks.

21. Apple Slices with Nut Butter

apples slices with peanut butter or other nut butter.

Pack some apple slices and a small container of almond butter or peanut butter for a healthy and satisfying snack.

The combination of crisp apples and creamy peanut butter makes a classic snack.

With the new squeeze tubes of peanut butter, you could squeeze some PB right onto the apple. (Eliminates double-dipping!)

SKIPPY Squeeze Creamy Peanut Butter, 6 Ounce (Pack of 6)

20. Bannock and Jam

Photo credit: AnItalianInMyKitchen.com

Bannock is an easy-to-make fry bread that requires only a few ingredients and is extremely versatile. Depending on what you put on it, you can eat it as a snack, a meal or dessert. I like eating it with jam.

There are several ways to make it including baking it in the oven, cooking it in a cast-iron fry pan over the fire, or you can even cook it on a stick!

This Scottish/Indigenous fry bread is a good addition to your camp cooking repertoire.

You can click here to see a recipe and ingredients, or click here for tips and tricks to perfect your campfire bannock.

19. Popcorn

Campfire Popcorn Popper - Old Fashioned Popcorn Maker with Telescoping Handle - Camping Gear by Great Northern Popcorn (Black)

Bring along some popcorn kernels and a campfire popcorn popper.

Popcorn is a fun and easy snack to make over the campfire, and you can season it with your favorite spices or drizzle melted butter on it.

18. Cheese and Crackers

cheese and crackers

Pack some cheese and crackers for a simple and tasty snack.

Choose hard cheeses like cheddar or gouda that can withstand being out of the fridge for a while.

17. Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit makes a great snack while camping

Bring along some fresh fruit like watermelon, oranges, apples, or grapes.

They’re refreshing, hydrating, and easy to pack for your camping trip. And most fruit doesn’t require refrigeration, but you do need to be careful when packing it up so you don’t bruise it.

I’ve heard the saying that fruit is “Nature’s Fast Food.” I like that saying.

16. Granola Bars

granola bars

Granola bars are a convenient and nutritious snack.

You can make your own – so you know exactly what went in them. Or you can buy pre-made bars. Look for ones with whole grains, nuts, and dried fruit for a wholesome option.

15. Veggies and Hummus or Other Dips

veggies and dip

Pack some sliced veggies like carrots, celery, and bell peppers along with a container of hummus, ranch or whatever your favorite dip is.

This combo is healthy, crunchy, and satisfying.

Harder and crunchier veggies like carrots, sugar snap peas, broccoli and cauliflower tend to stay fresh and crispy longer than more watery veggies like cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.

14. Campfire Banana Boats

Slice a banana lengthwise, stuff it with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, wrap it in foil, and heat it over the campfire. This warm and gooey treat is sure to be a hit.

Want the recipe and flavor combo ideas? Check out this post from FreshOffTheGrid.com

13. Rice Cakes with tasty Spreads

rice cakes with avocado and cream cheese

Rice cakes aren’t terribly filling, but they do make a nice, crispy snack. And they’re like a vehicle to deliver different toppings into you. You can spread almond butter on them with banana slices or a drizzle of honey.

Some avocado on top is a good option too. And my daughter likes them with jam.

This snack is light, crunchy, and tasty.

12. Cheese Quesadillas

Make simple cheese quesadillas by heating foil-wrapped tortillas and cheese over the campfire. Placing them on a grate above the campfire works well. Use metal tongs to flip the foil packets. Since all you’re doing is basically melting the cheese, it doesn’t take long to cook. About 5 minutes or so.

Cut them into wedges for an easy and cheesy snack.

If you have a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken you can add chicken for some extra protein.

11. Hard-Boiled Eggs

hard boiled eggs

Prepare some hard-boiled eggs before your trip for a protein-packed snack that’s easy to eat on the go.

And they’re easy to pack too…no risk of them cracking open in your cooler!

I usually use a wax crayon to write the date I made them on the egg shell.

10. Campfire Nachos

campfire nachos in a cast iron pan

Layer tortilla chips, cheese, beans, green onions, and any other toppings you like in a cast-iron skillet. For a heartier “snack” that is more like a meal, you can add pre-cooked cubed hashbrowns, or rotisserie chicken.

Heat it over the campfire until the cheese melts for a tasty and shareable snack.

9. S’mores Dip

S'more dip

Roasted marshmallows and melted chocolate squeezed between graham crackers is a staple campfire snack. Well, more like a dessert, but it’s tasty nonetheless.

If you love s’mores but want a twist, try making a s’mores dip. Melt chocolate and marshmallows in a cast-iron skillet over the campfire and use graham crackers for dipping.

8. Dried Fruit

Pack a variety of dried fruits like apricots, mangoes, and raisins for a sweet and chewy snack that’s easy to store and carry.

7. Energy Bites

energy balls
Photo credit: SpendWithPennies.com

Make some no-bake energy balls that are perfect for a quick energy boost.

You can get a popular recipe here from SpendWithPennies.com

6. Pretzels and Nut Butter

Amazon Fresh - Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels 44 oz

You could bring along some pretzels and single-serve nut butter packs for a crunchy snack that’s easy to pack and eat.

Or you can buy peanut butter filled pretzels for a quick treat.

5. Campfire Pizza Pockets

campfire pizza pockets
Photo credit: HomeMadeHeather.com

You can use tortillas as the “dough” and various toppings you love to create mini pizzas over the campfire.

You’ll need a pie iron to cook the pizza pockets which you can probably get at your local store, or you can get online.

Below is the Coghlan’s Pie Iron that is available on Amazon.

Coghlan's Cast Iron Camp Cooker

4. Yogurt Parfaits

yogurt parfait

Yogurt parfaits are simple to make. It just requires yogurt, granola, and fresh berries.

These are a refreshing and healthy snack option but it will require either your fridge in your camper, or a really good portable cooler to keep the yogurt cool.

If you like plan-ahead snacks, you could make up some yogurt parfaits in mason jars or plastic jars at home, then bring them with you camping.

3. Chocolate-Covered Almonds

M&M'S Almond Milk Chocolate Candy, Sharing Size, 8.6 oz Bag

Bring along some chocolate-covered almonds for a sweet and satisfying treat that’s easy to snack on during hikes or around the campfire.

My problem with them though, is that once I start eating them, I don’t want to stop! So good.

2. Corn on the Cob

corn on the cob

Wrap corn on the cob in foil with a bit of butter and cook it over the campfire. This is a delicious and fun snack that’s perfect for camping.

Some people may view it more as a side dish than a snack, but hey, who needs labels.

The US National Park Service even has instructions on their website on how to cook corn on the cob on a campfire.

1. Mini Sandwiches or Buns

mini sandwiches or buns

Bring some fresh buns, sliced meat, condiments, cheese and some cut-up veggies and then you can quickly assemble a sandwich bun within minutes.

Mini sandwiches can be a snack that gets you through until your next meal, or you can eat a couple of them and pair it with some make-ahead pasta salad to make it into your meal.

Thank you and I hope some of the options on this list have given you some good camping snack ideas.

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