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13 Snacks Mighty (& Mighty Delicious) Enough to Ship in a Care Package

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When you're at camp, you're either racing from one activity—kickball or basket-weaving or lunch or the dreaded swim test—to the next, or collapsing on your bunk bed in the cool of the cabin, trying to hold in your weariness. The latter, already an enormous relief, is made better only by the arrival of a care package: a snack to stow under the bunk and munch in secret or maybe share with your best camp friend over a game of cards.

Care package-packers: The ideal snack is one that tastes like home, won't get stale right away or melt, and won't shatter into pieces when shaken enthusiastically by your camper. Also, they should be one-hand-only snacks—the better to eat while playing those cards or writing postcards or racing to archery or holding a flashlight under one's chin and making a gruesome face.

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Here are 13 we'd hope for in our own packages:

Oatmeal Scotchies
Oatmeal Scotchies
You CAN Make Beef Jerky at Home (& Without Any Fancy Equipment)
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You CAN Make Beef Jerky at Home (& Without Any Fancy Equipment)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups
Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups
Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls
Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls
Speculoos Breakfast Cake
Speculoos Breakfast Cake
Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars

Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars by Gena Hamshaw

Homemade Cracker Jack

Homemade Cracker Jack by Teresa Floyd

Pretzel Shortbread Cookies
Pretzel Shortbread Cookies
Party Pretzel Bites

Party Pretzel Bites by fiveandspice

Cook's Illustrated's Blondies

Cook's Illustrated's Blondies by Genius Recipes

Coconut Quick Bread
Coconut Quick Bread

What was the best treat you ever received in a care package? Tell us about it in the comments.