Fun Snack Bag Ideas

Do you love to take your family on a fun road trip? Are you a mom who wants to make sure that your kids never go hungry? Making snack bags is a great idea. In an ideal world, we all have the time to cook up and create lots of food that we love, but there’s not so much time. Also, not all of us have the time to eat snacks at home, so it pays to pack out snacks on snack bags.  

Granola Trail Mix

This is a crunchy four-ingredient snack that you can bring for camping. Place some banana nut granola, raisins, honey-roasted peanuts, and milk chocolate M&M’s in a bowl. Toss it to combine, then store it in your snack bags. To make 11 cups, here’s the recipe

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

So you love Reese’s peanut butter cups? Transform it into fun, bite-sized cookies by mixing it with pretzels and Rice Krispies. All you need to do is to freeze the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups until partially frozen. Then, make a sweet mixture out of sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and salt. Stir in the pretzels and Rice Krispies until coated by the mixture. After a while, fold in the chocolate chips and the chopped peanut butter cups into the pretzels and Rice Krispies. Mold them into bite-sized pieces and let cool. Check out the full recipe here

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M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candy, 38-Ounce Party Size Bag
Snyder's of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks, 100 Calorie Individual Packs, 24 Count
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal 700 G (Pack Of 2)
Bugles Original Flavor Crispy Corn Snacks 8.75 oz (Pack of 4)
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers (Pack of 2)
Kellogg's Crispix Breakfast Cereal, Original, 18 Oz (Pack of 8)
Corn Chex Gluten Free Cereal (Pack of 6)
Nestle Shredded Wheat (16 per pack - 360g) - Pack of 2
Cheez-It Original Snack Packs (1.5 oz., 45 ct.)

Kale Chips

Craving for potato chips though you know it’s bad for you? Try making your own healthy and delicious alternative. All you need is salt, cayenne powder, nutritional yeast, and olive oil to make it flavorful. Rinse and dry out your kale, and toss it with the other ingredients. Spread the leaves on a baking sheet, then bake them until crisp. Let them cool before transferring them to snack bags. They are so tasty that kids and adults alike are sure to gobble them up. Here’s the complete recipe for this tasty snack. 

Ranch Snack Mix

This one’s an easy, fast-to-fix munchie. If you’re looking for an easy-to-make snack, here’s something crunchy and savory that will surely delight anyone who eats it. Mix pretzels, Bugles, salted cashews and Goldfish crackers, then sprinkle it with ranch salad dressing mix. Drizzle it with oil and toss until well-coated. This is a cheesy, more feeling snack than your typical store-bought chips. Here’s the recipe

Banana Muffins

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Baked goods are great to bring as a snack. One easy baked recipe you can make in your home is banana muffins. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits, and they are easy to mash and incorporate in any recipe. Mash bananas in a bowl and mix in egg, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Stir in the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Then, use muffin cups and bake. Learn the full recipe here

Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

If you want some savory munchies for your movie night, make a parmesan ranch popcorn. Mix parmesan cheese, ranch salad dressing mix, dried parsley flakes, and onion power to make a cheese mixture. Then, drizzle some butter in your popcorn, then toss the cheese mixture. Visit the full recipe here

Breakfast Cereal Snack Mix 

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We may all have snacked on breakfast cereals and knew that it can be filling. If your family loves tasty cereals as snacks, they will love this one with CrispixCorn Chex and Shredded Wheat as base. Mix butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and canola oil. Toss this mixture with cereals and cashews to coat evenly. Then bake it, then let it cool before storing in snack bags. Check out the recipe here

Teddy Graham

Teddy Graham crackers are another great addition to your snack bag. Are you looking for cute bear-shaped graham cracker snacks for your kids? This is the perfect solution. They bring a fun environment to snack time while at the same time being delicious. 

No-Bake Kiddie Crunch Mix

Looking for a super easy fun snack idea? Sometimes the easiest ones to make are the tastiest. You don’t have to bake or cook anything for this one. Simply mix a cup of each of the following: mini pretzels, salted peanuts, chocolate-covered raisins, and plain animal crackers. This will surely delight your little one (and even your adults, too). 

Fruity and Nutty Movie Snack Bag

Dried fruits and nuts mix well, so if you love them, why not pack one for the trip to the movies? Movie concessions can be really pricey, so it pays to sneak your own food. It may be against some theater policies, but with a snack bag and a bag, you can sneak it in so you can save money! Mix in some dried apricot, toasted coconut jerky, toasted cashews, toasted almonds, dried banana chips, toasted macadamia nuts, dark chocolate with sea salt, plus other dried fruits. Mix everything together in a bag, and enjoy. 

Roasted Chickpeas

Indian cuisine. Roasted chickpeas with lime and rosemary
Traditional Indian cuisine. Roasted spicy chickpeas with lime and rosemary on rustic wooden background. Copyspace, horizontal view.

A zesty yet spicy treat for your snack bags, roasted chickpeas infused with lime and chili. This snack is another easy one to make and a crowd attractor. Starting with the recipe, you would need a can or two of chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, a tablespoon of chili powder for a spicy hit in your snack, two teaspoons of grounded cumin, some lime zest and lime juice with some sea salt to taste. Roast your chickpeas with the oven preheated to 400 degrees until your chickpeas become nice and crunchy. Mix up the rest of ingredients and drizzle your chickpeas with this zesty yet spicy mixture. Pack it up in an airtight container and enjoy these delicious little treats. 

Ham and Spinach Party Roll-Ups

Please your crowd with your snack bags filled with these filling mini wraps. All you need is tortilla, cream cheese, spinach leaves, sliced deli ham, ripe olives and chopped green chilies. Spread cream cheese over each tortilla and layer with ham and spinach leaves. Sprinkle it with olives and chilies, then roll it up and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate it until it’s firm, and unwrap from the plastic bag. Cut each roll up into bite-sized pieces. Pack them in snack bags. Check the original recipe here

Ham and Cheese Muffins

Muffins doesn’t always need to be sweet. If you have time to bake, you can serve these easy-to-bake savory muffins for breakfast or snack time. In a large bowl, you can combine flour and baking soda, then combine milk, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and chopped ham. Then, mix them well. Fill paper muffin cups up to two thirds full and bake.  Check out the recipe here

Dried Apple Chips

Eating fruity snacks doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar, preservatives, thickeners, and artificial flavors. Fruits are best eaten in their original state, but sometimes it can get messy (hello oranges), and sometimes it can get boring. Dehydrating your fruits and turning them into chips is one of the fun ways to eat your fruit. Make oven-dried apples to make chips. Check out how to do it here

Rustic Herb Parmesan Snack Mix

Serve great yummy snack mix for your kid’s games with this snack mix. Using the usual cheddar crackers and pretzels, this snack will be filling for the kids. Combine Cheez-it crackers, mini pretzels, butter-flavored crackers then mix in grated cheese, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, herb seasoning, and garlic pepper seasoning. Bake them and cool before storing into your snack bags. Learn how to make it here

Taco Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are loaded with nutrients that can help improve heart health and fight diseases. It’s a filling snack, too. Instead of snacking on plain salted pumpkin seeds, why not take it up a notch and add taco seasoning for enhanced flavor? In a skillet, saute some pumpkin seeds in vegetable oil until it’s lightly browned. Transfer seeds to a baking pan and sprinkle with garlic salt and taco seasoning. Spread it into a single layer and bake. It gives a yummy umami flavor to your usual pumpkin seed snacks. Read the recipe here

Tex-Mex Popcorn

Popcorns are everyone’s favorite, and with a spicy twist, they are even more delicious. Tex-Mex popcorns are also filling and a great companion through a long road trip. Let’s dive right into the recipe of this mouth-watering snack. You would, of course, need a half a cup of kernels, some canola oil, few cumin seeds, butter spray, minced up cilantro (to make things a bit healthier), salt to taste, chili powder for a hit, garlic powder for some garlicky goodness, and lastly, for an enhanced spice hit, you’d need smoked paprika. 

Now, you need to cook up the kernels in a pan with canola oil and cumin seeds together until the oil begins to sizzle and kernels begin popping. Transfer this to a bowl and spray it with some butter and coat the popcorn with the remaining ingredients. Mix this up and you’ve got yourself flavorsome snack.

Chocolate Energy Balls

chocolate truffle
chocolate truffle

Do you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without the refined sugar? Chocolate Energy Balls are a healthy alternative and a great idea for your snack bag! These chocolate balls are full of energy and contain the healthy Medjool dates. For these choco-round treats, you will need Medjool dates, bittersweet chocolate, dried tart berries, mixed nuts, sunflower kennels, and a few other ingredients. All of these will be mixed up in a food processor and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Read the recipe here.

Conclusion

We have highlighted some fun, delicious, easy-to-cook, and filling treats for your snack bags in this post. Go through each of their recipes, find the one you look, cook, and on you go on an adventure with these tasty treats in your snack bags.