The Best Snacks to Bring Camping

If you’re anything like me, then your favorite part of camping is the snacks. Followed closely by nature and nature potty. The stars come in fourth. Anyway, wondering what snacks to pick up for your next camping trip? Well, we gotcha covered with this lovely list of camping snack ideas that are packed with protein, tastiness, and nostalgia.

 Sunbelt Bakery Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Everyone knows granola bars are among the best snacks to bring camping, and these granola bars are truly ideal. Senior writer Jordan Myrick noted that these granola bars have the perfect texture: “soft but firm and loaded with chewy oats.” Not only that, but they are truly granola-forward and the oats really shine. Bring these with you on your next camping trip—we think they’ll fl-oat your b-oat.

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Elevation Chocolate Peanut Butter High Protein Bars

Granola bars are all well and good, but sometimes in the great outdoors you need something that can fuel you for a day of hiking, swimming, or just sitting around near trees. Look no further than this delicious protein-packed bar, which Jordan described as “like a Rice Krispies treat meets a Reese’s Cup.” With 20 whole grams of protein and even more grams of deliciousness, this protein bar is certainly one of the best camping snacks out there.

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Chomps Original Beef Stick

Chomps (short for Sir Chompsalot) is what I would name my pet rabbit if I ever decided to get a pet rabbit. Besides that though, Chomps is also the name of a great beef stick brand. These Chomps beef sticks are certainly among the best camping snack ideas. They are salty, umami, protein packed, portable, and they don’t melt in the sun. What more could you ask for? Great flavor? Well, they’ve got that too, believe it or not. These sticks are so dang beefy tasting that they actually made Sporked contributor Danny Palumbo think of a specific cut of steak when he ate one. The cut of steak in question? Ribeye. Go try these.

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Trader Joe’s Roasted & Salted Fancy Mixed Nuts

Glamping? Being fancy? Still want some camping snack ideas? Never fear, we have just the thing for you: Trader Joe’s Roasted & Salted Fancy Mixed Nuts. This stuff is basically a nut mix without the fluff. Editor-in-chief Justine Sterling even called this mix “the platonic ideal of mixed nuts.” Why? Because it contains cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and pecans. That’s a whole of different kinds of nuts. Plus, no peanuts! So no one type of nut overpowers the others. It’s synergy is what it is.

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Sam’s Choice Slow Roasted Creamy Almond Butter

Always good to keep a jar of nut butter with you when camping. You can put it on toast or granola for breakfast, you can dip a pretzel, you can enhance a s’more, you can even eat it with a spoon! YOU GUYS. This almond butter is absolutely delicious. It is sweet, salty, and almondy, and Jordan pointed out that “the nuts taste toasted without bitter, burnt flavors.” I could (and have) eaten this stuff straight oot the jar with a spoon. Add this to your list of camping snack ideas now and thank me later.

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Jet Puffed S’more Vanilla Marshmallows + Honey Maid Graham Crackers + Sprout’s Organic Milk Chocolate Bar

I mean, we had to have s’mores fixins on here. Would this be a credible camping snacks list without them? No siree, Bob. We have a whole article about the best s’mores and iterations of the classic, but if you are looking for good ol’ milk chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow, these three brands are the three you should go for. Honey Maid grahams have “excellent honey sweetness and really taste more like cookies as you chew,” according to Gwynedd. The Sprouts milk chocolate bar was “the creamiest, milkiest milk chocolate bar we tried,” according to Jordan. And these s’mores-specific marshmallows from Jet-Puffed are “ethereal, square-shaped pillows with a lovely hint of vanilla flavor,” and, as Danny pointed out, represent a rare instance in which a company improved upon an “already iconic product.” Now go make some optimized s’mores!

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Hebrew National Beef Franks

These things are so extremely filled with flavor no other hot dog could ever compete. Danny noted that the “salt, spice, garlic powder, and paprika combine to create a juicy bite of beef that’s so good the hot dog starts to flavor the hot dog bun itself with its deliciously spiced beef juices.” These are truly great and taste even better after a day out in nature. Roast ‘em over the campfire and enjoy.

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About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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