03 Aug 14 Easy Camp Snacks for Your Next Camping Adventure
Sick of smores? Bored of popping popcorn? In our book, there’s never a reason to get sick of smores, but sometimes, you and your kiddos might want to try some new camp snacks. Here are some of our favorite easy camp snack ideas – including some gluten-free snacks for campers with dietary requirements.
Charcuterie Boards for Camp Snacking
We love charcuterie boards because they’re essentially no-fuss and no-prep. Plus, they give us a little break from traditional hot dogs and burgers. Choose your favorite cured meats, a cheese – or three, some dried fruits and nuts, seed-based crackers, and your top olives, dips, and pickles. It might be too hot to cook, but it’s not too hot to assemble.
Via Pink Owl Kitchen
These aren’t your average canned mixed nuts. This gluten-free recipe is actually made in a foil packet on the grill or over the campfire. This camping snack combines your favorite nuts, some spices, and olive oil. Quick, easy, and mess-free!
Break free from regular salsa and dips! This is an excellent alternative if you’re looking for something new. This version of Cowboy Caviar is prepared in less than 15 minutes and includes tomatoes, avocados, black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, peppers, and a homemade dressing.
Skillet Beer Cheese & Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets
For the 21 and over camping crowd, pop open a cold one and make some creamy beer cheese on the campfire. Pair the beer cheese with your favorite dippers, which could include toasted baguette slices or pretzel bites. This skillet beer cheese dip from Delish kicks it up a notch with a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Pair your skillet beer cheese with some of these pretzel nuggets from Taste of Home. While beer is required for this recipe, you can opt for non-alcoholic.
Via Taste of Home
Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers
Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers: Stuffed peppers are great as a snack, appetizer, or even as the entire meal! This gluten-free version is made with Italian sausage, onions, and garlic. If you’re looking to add a little fire, choose a spicier sausage.
Healthy Chip Camp Snacks
Apple Chips: Look no further than apple chips if you’re looking to please your younger campers and provide them with a healthy option. Apple chips are a great alternative to regular potato chips, too. This recipe can be prepared ahead of time in your air fryer.
Baked Kale Chips: These kale chips are prepared ahead of time and are another healthy alternative to regular potato chips. While they can be stored for up to seven days, it is recommended to snack on them within two or three days. If you’re flavoring them with cheese, make sure they’re kept in a cooler or refrigerator.
Gluten-Free Beef Jerky
Let’s be honest: jerky can be a little expensive. But we love it all the same. So, save yourself some money and make this easy gluten-free beef jerky. All you’ll need is some top-round beef, brown sugar, and spices. Make it spicy with some pepper flakes or Sriracha. We recommend preparing this ahead of time unless you’re camping in a cottage or cabin with a fully equipped kitchen.
Campfire Apple Crisp
An apple camp snack is a must if you’re trekking out in the fall months. No one wants the hassle of cleaning up, too, and this Campfire Apple Crisp recipe cuts out the mess by using foil packets. The packets contain all the ingredients from crisp apple slices to oatmeal topping and can be made right on the grill.
Keto Almond Brittle
Satisfy your sweet tooth (and any of your fellow keto campers) by making this keto almond brittle ahead of your camping adventure. It combines sweet chocolate with lush toffee. Plus, with all the nutritional benefits of almonds, we feel a little less guilty indulging in a few pieces. It can be stored in an airtight container for up to seven days.
A Traditional Camp Snack: Ants on a Log
This tried-and-true kid-friendly camp snack is quick and easy to prepare. All you need are a few stalks of celery, some peanut butter, and raisins – and then you’re on your way to assembling your ants on a log. If your kids aren’t PB fans, opt for cream cheese instead. You can check out some other variations from Healthy Little Foodies here.
Gluten-Free Trail Mix
Another prepare-ahead snack! This recipe from Land O Lakes is a fantastic combination of sweet and salty and includes one of our favorite nut options: pecans. You can store these in your camper, RV, or tent for up to seven days.
No-Bake Energy Bites
Hitting the trail? Biking? Swimming? You want to make sure you’re energized! No-bake energy bites are a great take-along camp snack. This recipe packs in a lot of healthy ingredients, including oats, shredded coconuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, as well as flaxseed for extra protein.
Via Gimme Some Oven
Food is one of our favorite parts of camping, snacks included! And whether you’re a camping veteran or this is your first time, having great camp snacks prepared is *kind of* a must. Just choose one of these recipes, pack up the cooler, and you’re ready to snack on.
Ready to Plan Your Next Camp Adventure?
Food is one of our favorite parts of camping, snacks included! And whether you’re a camping veteran or this is your first time, having great camp snacks prepared is *kind of* a must. If you’re looking at campsites in the Adirondacks so you can explore Lake George and the ADK, or if you are prepping for a weekend getaway at Great Escape in Queensbury, make Lake George Campsites your camping destination. We have RV hook-up sites, tent sites, and beautifully renovated cottages (for those looking for a glamping experience). Plus, we have firepits and grills at the campgrounds, so you can get your cooking (and snacking) fix. Check out all of our accommodation options!