7 Camping Snacks that Won’t Destroy Your Tent

Ooey-gooey camping snacks like s’mores are one of the best parts of camping. They are delicious, for one, and since they’re made around the campfire, no one has to worry about cleaning up crumbs or drips off the floor. Mother Nature doesn’t mind that kind of mess one bit (nor do campground critters). But for those times where you want to cozy up in the tent and munch on some ghost-story snacks, here are some options that will keep the potential foodie damage to your tent to a minimum.

S’more Brownies

S'more Brownies. Photo by Dianne Camping snacks

S’more Brownies. Photo by Dianne

“I love how quick and easy these are to make,” writes Allrecipes member AirekaT of this easy-to-make recipe by LIZALOUISE. “They definitely took care of the craving I had for s’mores.”

Campfire S’mores Smash

This version–which is even less gooey–is made in a cast-iron skillet over the fire. “This is a fun, less messy twist on a campfire favorite,” says Allrecipes member Nikki, of her recipe.

Campfire S'mores Smash, Made in a Skillet Over the Campfire. Photo by Linda T. Camping Snacks

Campfire S’mores Smash, Made in a Skillet Over the Campfire. Photo by Linda T

Apricot Leather

“Apricots are very nutritious so you don’t want to waste them and this makes a great snack,” writes Allrecipes member CHERI of this easy-to-store recipe. “These will also keep for a long time.”

Apricot Leather is an Easy-to-Store Camping Snack. Image by GeoffreyG

Apricot Leather is an Easy-to-Store Camping Snack. Image by GeoffreyG

Chef John’s Cheesy Crackers

This homemade version of Cheez-Its puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to they type of cheese you want to use. “These crunchy, crispy crackers have a big, bold cheese flavor,” writes Allrecipes pro Chef John. “They’re vastly superior to anything you can get at the store.”

Chef John's Cheesy Crackers. Photo by image by Marianne Camping Snacks

Chef John’s Cheesy Crackers. Photo by image by Marianne

Favorite Trail Mix

This mix by Allrecipes member FBGirl1, fans report, has the right balance of sweet and salty. “Easy and quick to mix, and saves me a lot of money in the long run!” raves Bak’in lady. “Also, you can alter the amounts a tad to your liking.”

Favorite Trail Mix. Photo by lutzflcat

Sweet and Salty Finds Balance in this Favorite Trail Mix. Photo by lutzflcat

Maggie’s Camper Specials

These cookies are great for traveling or camping, writes MAGGIE MCGUIRE of her recipe, because they maintain their crispness for several days. It’s “a unique blend of salted peanuts, chocolate chips, espresso and coconut result in a crispy, crunchy cookie.” she notes.

Maggie's Camper Special Photo by naples34102 Camping Snacks

Crispy Maggie’s Camper Special Cookies. Photo by naples34102

No Bake Granola Bars

This is a “Great quick and easy granola bar recipe that kids can make,” writes Jessicalaranoelle of her no-bake recipe. “Perfect to throw in lunches or in your purse for travel.”

No Bake Granola Bars. Photo by Lela Camping Snacks

No Bake Granola Bars. Photo by Lela

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips

“The secret of these is to have them sliced thinly, arrange them on pan in a single layer, with none overlapping and watching them carefully,” writes Allrecipes member Searone of this recipe by chunker. “These get crispier as they cool.”

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips image by Shearone Camping Snacks

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips. Photo by Shearone

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