When I'm on a road trip, I want fun snacks to make the drive even more enjoyable. However, I reach my destination with more energy if I keep things on the wholesome side. These homemade road trip snacks are portable, nourishing, and most important, feel like treats.

By Sarah E Crowder
Updated February 17, 2017

1. A Favorite Trail Mix

To stay sated without spiking your blood sugar, try this hearty trail mix of nuts, seeds, and superfoods. It's is the tastiest way to nourish your body during the ride. Get the details on my favorite trail mix at The Green Life.

2. DIY Fruit Leather

Homemade fruit leather might be easier to achieve than you think, thanks to combining prepared applesauce and fresh fruit. This portable ombre snack has the nostalgia of a certain childhood treat, making it perfect for a road trip. Get the details at Better Homes & Gardens.

3. Homemade Cheese Crackers

Skip the preservatives by making your own cheese crackers using a handful of ingredients. They're cheesy, crunchy, and exactly what I want to snack on while road trippin' it. Get the step-by-step photo tutorial on Living Well Mom.

4. Granola Bars with Chocolate

Granola bars are classic on-the-go fare, but I love this version in particular because they're dotted with chocolate and no-bake. A satisfying but not-too-sweet treat, I feel energized and ready for adventure after eating one. Get the recipe at The Faux Martha.

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5. Homemade Energy Bars

If you're in the market for a grain-free bar, a homemade energy bar is another great option. Just choose your favorite flavor: cherry pie, cashew cookie, or blueberry muffin. Get the recipes at Hellobee.

6. Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Get your salty, crunchy fix during the long drive without popping into the rest stop for a bag of potato chips by coming prepared with your own baked sweet potato chips. They have less fat and sodium but still deliciously satisfy your cravings. Get the details at Edible Perspective.

7. Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

While I definitely associate road trips with fun food, I don't want to feel weighed down after eating, so I love these low-sugar chocolate chip cookies as a more wholesome option. Bonus: My kids love them too. Get the details at Yummy Toddler Food.

8. Homemade Cereal Snack Mix

I have a particular fondness for cereal snack mix on the road since I used to eat this savory treat on my drives from home to college and back. Despite the nostalgia of the store-bought version, I greatly prefer this homemade variation. Get the recipe at Vegetarian 'Ventures.

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