On-the-go Snacks for Summer Adventuring

On-the-go Snacks for Summer Adventuring

Whether you’re hitting the beach or the trails this summer, we wanted to share a few of our favorite yummy snacks for on-the-go. They're easy, heathy, and delicious to keep growing teens energized for every adventure! Pack them along with a few of our Love & XO Julia summer essentials!

Chocolate Coconut Trail Mix

We love trail mix because there’s no wrong way to make it! Here’s our spin on a traditional version, but feel free to switch it up any way you like.

Ingredients:

½ c Roasted Almonds (whole or halved)

⅓ c Chocolate Chips (semi-Sweet or dark  chocolate *baking?)

¼ c Coconut Flakes (raw or toasted)

⅓ c Crushed Graham Crackers / Teddy Grahams

⅓ c Goji Berries

¼ c Pumpkin Seeds 

Yields approximately 2 cups. 

Instructions:

  1. In your favorite eco-friendly container, combine all ingredients. 
  2. Put on your lid and shake ‘em up! Enjoy!

S’Mores Trail Mix

Because we can’t exactly take a campfire on the go…more inspo here!

Ingredients:

½ c Mini Marshmallows

½ c Pretzels

⅓ c Raw Almonds (whole or halved)

⅓ c Roasted Peanuts (whole or halved)

½ c Chocolate Chips

⅓ c Gummy Bears

For an allergy friendly version, substitute nuts for seeds like pumpkin & sunflower.

Yields approximately 2.5 cups. 

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl or favorite eco-friendly container, combine all ingredients. 
  2. Mix them together and dig in! Enjoy :) 

Chocolate Energy Bites

Inspired by these two-ingredient chocolate energy bites, we decided to add a little twist to make them easier to eat on-the-go. 

Ingredients: 

12 Pretzel Thins

⅓ c Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

¼ c Protein Trail Mix (we used almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, & goji berries.)

Instructions: 

  1. In a saucepan over the stove, bring 1-2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepan. Be sure to use a large enough bowl that the bottom won’t sit in the water. Stir regularly until all of the chocolate is melted. 
  3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out your pretzels. 
  4. Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate onto the pretzels. Top with trail mix while the chocolate is still warm. 
  5. Place the baking tray in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour, then enjoy! 

Chocolate S’mores Bites

Not a trail mix person, but definitely a s’mores person? We’ve got you covered with another version of this quick, portable snack. 

Ingredients: 

1/3 c Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

12 Pretzel Thins

¼ c Mini Marshmallows

¼ c Crushed Graham Crackers

Instructions: 

  1. In a saucepan over the stove, bring 1-2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepan. Be sure to use a large enough bowl that the bottom won’t sit in the water. Stir regularly until all of the chocolate is melted. 
  3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out your pretzels. 
  4.  Using a rubber spatula, spoon  chocolate onto each pretzel. Top with marshmallows & crushed graham crackers while the chocolate is still warm. 
  5.  Place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, then enjoy! 

No Bake Kit Kat Crunch Bars

Indulge in a little rice krispy treat nostalgia with us with this crunchy peanut butter and Kit Kat remix. 

Inspiration found here.

Ingredients

1 ½ c Rice Krispies Cereal

½ c Peanut Butter (smooth or creamy)

⅛ c of Maple Syrup

⅛ c Coconut Oil

3/4 c Crushed Kit Kat Candy Bars - set aside ¼ for topping.

Instructions

  1. Combine peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Heat over low heat on the stove or mix in a microwave-safe bowl. Warm until ingredients have melted together (only 1-2 minutes, about the consistency of melted chocolate). Remove from heat.
  2. Stir rice krispies and 1/2 c of crushed kit kats in. 
  3. Line a baking dish/pan with parchment paper and pour the batter in. Use a spatula to spread & lightly press the mixture into an even layer in the dish. 
  4. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ c of crushed kit kats onto the bars. 
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Slice up & serve or pack into your fav eco-friendly to-go container.