10 Easy Homemade Snacks To Bring On Your Next Hike

Hiking is definitely one of my favorite activities. I love exploring new areas, going on exciting adventures, and seeing beautiful views, all while getting in a fun and enjoyable workout. For a good hike, though, you also need hiking snacks. Whether I’m hiking, biking, or something else, I always bring a snack. Lately, I’ve been…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: December 28, 2023

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10 Easy Hiking Snacks To Make. Going on a hike soon? Here are 10 easy hiking snacks and backpacking food to make. These all look so delicious and will be a great addition for your next trip #hikingsnacks #backpackingfood

Hiking is definitely one of my favorite activities.

I love exploring new areas, going on exciting adventures, and seeing beautiful views, all while getting in a fun and enjoyable workout.

For a good hike, though, you also need hiking snacks. Whether I’m hiking, biking, or something else, I always bring a snack. Lately, I’ve been making more homemade hiking snacks. Homemade ones are great for a lot of reasons, and one of them is that homemade hiking snacks usually taste better and are healthier than what you may find at the store.

Plus, making them at home means you will probably even save a good amount of money. Hiking snacks at the grocery store are not cheap!

The hiking snack recipes mentioned in today’s article can be great snacks for other times too – not just hiking!

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Here are 10 easy hiking snacks and backpacking foods to make:

 

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars

Get the recipe here.

 

2. Homemade Crunch Bars

Get the recipe here.

 

3. Dark Chocolate Fruit Bites

Get the recipe here.

 

4. Trail Mix Energy Cookies

Get the recipe here.

5. No Bake Trail Mix Bites

Get the recipe here.

 

6. Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge

Get the recipe here.

 

7. Chewy Fruit Nut Granola Bars

Get the recipe here.

 

8. Fruit Leathers

Get the recipe here.

 

9. Peanut Butter And Jelly Bars

Get the recipe here.

 

10. Vegan Jerky

Get the recipe here.

What are your favorite hiking snacks and backpacking foods?


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  1. amazing homemade snack not only for hike but also during work in the office:P

  2. One thing I learned is that when I eat mixed nuts or Cashews unsalted, it not only reduces my food cravings, but it also helps me to increase intake of Fiber, contribute to losing weight, and helps me stay on track with “eating right.”

  3. Janita

    These all sound delicious! Definitely something I would make for my little guy. Although I don’t hike much, these are great to have at home 😊

  4. I personally prefer to take items that don’t melt or get sticky. Fruit is a great snack and it’s portable. Sandwiches made from crackers or wraps.

  5. Patty

    I love that your selection of snacks all have protein which helps me avoid overeating and gives continued energy. Plus I would rather take a little time to make food that doesn’t have all the preservatives that prepackaged snacks usually have. Can’t wait to try these…

  6. These look awesome and delicious. I love easy snacks and these seem great for everyday snacks. Thanks for sharing Michelle!

  7. The Curious Frugal

    These all look delicious and proteiny! Good picks! I make my own Lara bars with different combinations of dried fruit and nuts.

  8. I liked all snacks and i am going to eat all of them at once. But i will eat crunch bars first

  9. Emmanuel

    I love all these snacks especially “Homemade Crunch Bars”

  10. M

    How about healthy snacks with no added sugar? Is it possible, ‘Merica?
    Or do we love our metabolic disease and obesity that much? We can’t even post healthy hiking snacks that are whole foods like nuts and apples that have fiber. Always that added sugar. It’s an addiction.

  11. M

    How about healthy snacks with no added sugar? Is it possible, ‘Merica?
    Or do we love our metabolic disease and obesity that much? We can’t even post healthy hiking snacks that are whole foods like nuts and apples that have fiber. Always that added sugar. It’s an addiction.