Stay fueled on the trail with these hiking snack recipes! Whether your favorite snacks are bars, bites, beef jerky, fruit leathers, trail mix, or dried fruit, we have recipes for all the best hiking snacks.

Megan sitting on a picnic blanket and Michael is holding a snack box on his lap

Packable Snackable Lunch Boxes

An elementary school throwback, these customizable snack packs are a great way to enjoy a “gourmet” lunch out on the trail. We share two favorites: a fancy cheese plate and mini pizzas!
Five fruit rolls stacked

Apple Ginger Fruit Leather Recipe

This easy Fruit Leather Recipe is a great way to start making healthy snacks for your hikes, road trips, or lunches! Includes step by step instructions on how to make fruit leathers using a dehydrator OR in the oven
Dried mango in a bowl

How to Make Dried Mango

Dried mango slices are such a great snack! In this step-by-step post we’ll show you everything you need to know to make your own dehydrated mango
Dehydrated pineapple in a dish

How to Dehydrate Pineapple

Enjoy all the bright, tropical flavor of pineapple without the mess! Dehydrated pineapple is a fun and portable snack that’s perfect for all types of outdoor adventures!  We absolutely love the taste of pineapple but the whole peeling, coring, and…
Dehydrated bananas on a plate

How to Dehydrate Bananas

Whether it’s for crunchy dehydrated banana chips or chewy dried banana leathers, there are so many great reasons to dehydrate your own bananas! While banana bread is the typical go-to when you find that you’ve got a few too many…
Dried apple chips in a bowl

How to Dehydrate Apples

With a soft chew and intense apple flavor, dried apple chips are a healthy and delicious snack that can be enjoyed year-round. Dehydrating apples is also a great way to store seasonally harvested apples for long-term storage. 
Dehydrated kiwis in a jar on a orange surface with sliced kiwis in the backgorund

How to Dehydrate Kiwi

Dried kiwi has quickly become a favorite snack—they are like sweet & sour gummy candies, but natural! In this post, we’re sharing all our tips on dehydrating kiwi for snacking or for long-term storage.
Beef jerky stacked on a piece of parchment paper

Simple Beef Jerky Recipe

hiking, camping, and road-tripping. Learn how to make your own flavorful and tender beef jerky using either a dehydrator or an oven!
Megan pulling an Epic bar out of a backpack pocket

19 Best Hiking Snacks for Your Next Day Hike

Bored with your current selection of hiking snacks? In this post, we’re sharing all the best hiking snacks including budget-friendly DIY recipes as well as our favorite store-bought snacks for hiking.
Four chewy granola bars on a stump

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

These soft and chewy granola bars are a great hiking snack. We’ll show you how to make your own, which can be endlessly customized with your favorite mix ins. If you love having bars in your day pack and want…
Megan dipping a cracker into a bowl of hummus

Dehydrated Roasted Pepper Hummus

This dehydrated hummus is an awesome NO COOK backpacking lunch. Just add water on the trail and it’s ready! Check out the full post where we give complete instructions on how to dehydrate hummus and pack it for your next…
Megan holding a handful of homemade granola

Maple Glazed Trail Mix

Not only does this trail mix taste better than most store-bought brands, but it’s way cheaper too! Similar in texture to a deconstructed KIND bar, this oven-baked mix features maple glazed nuts, tart dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips.
Sriracha trail mix on a wooden surface

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Trail Mix

This Sriracha trail mix is a perfect healthy hiking snack! Naturally sweet and spicy with just the right amount of crunch, this homemade snack mix will keep you full of energy.
Mango Strawberry fruit leathers stacked in a container

Tie-Dye Mango Strawberry Fruit Leathers

A tropical kaleidoscope of flavor and color, these tie-dyed fruit leathers are our healthy-ish riff on the classic 90’s snack food. They’re a perfect grab-and-go snack for hiking, backpacking, and road trips.
Fruit leathers rolled up and stacked in a tupperware container.

Tropical Fruit Leathers

These tropical fruit leathers taste like a ray of sunshine. Made of strawberries, mango, and bananas, this is the perfect snack to lift your spirits on or off the trail!
Side view of teriyaki beef jerky stacked on a napkin.

Teriyaki Beef Jerky

This teriyaki beef jerky recipe is so easy to make and you will love the sweet & savory flavor combo! This homemade beef jerky is perfect for camping, road trips, and hikes.
Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites in a bowl

Cherry Garcia Energy Bites

Inspired by our favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, these no-bake energy bites are a perfect calorie-dense, grab-and-go snack for your next outdoor adventure. What’s great about energy bites is they’re nearly impossible to screw up. Since there’s no…
Fruit leathers rolled up in a tupperware on a wooden surface.

Chili-Spiced Fruit Leathers (L.A. Fruit Cart Style!)

With inspiration from the LA fruit cart scene, these absolutely irresistible fruit leather roll-ups are a great hiking snack. Sweet, tropical, with just the perfect amount of spice. Once you try them, you’ll be hooked! If you’ve spent time in…
Brioche pb&j sandwich stacked on a wooden board

3 Pack & Go Ski Day Meals

Why settle for expensive food at the ski lodge when you could bring your own tasty meals? Check out these three easy meals that can be whipped up in the morning and enjoyed between turns on your next ski trip…
Two granola bars on a stump.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Transforming a school lunch classic into a portable hiking snack, these peanut butter and jelly granola bars are the perfect way to refuel out on the trail. PB&Js are not just a nostalgic childhood favorite; they’re also the go-to staple…
A close-up of vibrant, homemade fruit leather rolls in red and dark purple colors, suggesting a tasty and natural snack option.

How to Make Fruit Leathers

In this post, we’re showing you how to make fruit leathers using a dehydrator, plus recipes for three different flavors! Want to incorporate more fruits (and veggies) into your active lifestyle? Learn how to make your own fruit leathers! Fresh…
S'mores Bars stacked on a rock

S’mores Granola Bar

If you’re looking for the perfect portable camping snack this summer, look no further than these S’mores Granola Bars! We had been out exploring northern Arizona when a late spring storm rolled through – and decided to stick around for a…
Megan holding a granola bar wrapped in white parchment paper

Chewy Chocolate Goji Granola Bars

These chewy goji chocolate granola bars are the perfect trail food to bring on your next hike. Winter can be a sleepy time on the Connecticut shoreline. The sky is gray, the wind is cold, and the rain always seems…
Almonds, pepitas, yogurt raisins, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries in a white dish

Festive Trail Mix

5 minutes and 5 ingredients are all you need to make this Festive Trail Mix! There’s no part of the year passes so quickly as the time between Thanksgiving and New Year. One moment we’re having a slice of pumpkin…
Hand holding three energy bites with a snowy background

Trail Mix Bliss Balls

These bliss balls are a whole-food alternative to pre-made trail snacks! Social media, Instagram in particular, has been getting a bad wrap lately. We’ve seen firsthand just how far people will go while trying to get the perfect shot, often putting…