16 Snacks That Can Take a Hike

July 27, 2015

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Today: Put these snacks in your pack.

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Being hungry is the worst. Being hungry while on the top of a mountain, isolated somewhere in the woods, or at a swimming hole quite literally off the beaten path? That’s the worst of the worst. While it might be tempting to stuff your pack with pre-made granola bars, homemade hiking snacks are where it’s at. Whether it’s savory granola you eat by the handful, cold grilled cheese (it's awesome, trust us), or classic trail mix, here are 16 portable snacks that can take a hike. 

Muffins taste better in the wilderness and/or higher altitudes. 

Double Corn, Quinoa & Cheddar Muffins by boulangere
Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins by Merrill Stubbs
What I Do For Love Bran Muffins by drbabs
Corn Muffins by Merrill Stubbs


Be a mix master.

Trail Mix by Merrill Stubbs
Wasabi Pea Snack Mix by Kendra Vaculin
Sriracha Cocoa Cashews by vrunka
Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix by drbabs


Keep hanger at bay with some savory stuff. 

Walnut-Rosemary Savory Granola by Nicholas Day
Bulgogi Jerky by savorthis
Gabrelle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Genius Recipes
Toasty Roasted Chickpeas, Cajun Style by anotherfoodieblogger


Pack something sweet for the summit.

Hermits in the Backseat by PassTheKnife
Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies by Sarah | strawberryplum 
Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls by Gena Hamshaw
Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Snack Cake by ATG117

What's your favorite snack for hitting the trails? Tell us in the comments below!

Photos by James Ransom, Mark Weinberg, and Alpha Smoot

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1 Comment

AntoniaJames July 27, 2015
These were a big hit on our last hike - one including three friends, to whom we also served lunch:
Incidentally, lunch is always best served with spectacular views, obtained for free (well, except for the bit of effort to reach the spot were it's served). ;o)