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55 Must-Have Camping Snacks For Your Outdoor Adventure

The Rundown: Attention all you wonderful wanderers! We've rustled up the best ready-made or easy-to-make camping snacks for you to bring on your next outdoor adventure. Whether it's fuel for a long hike in the mountains, dinner around a fire pit after a day at the beach, or the ultimate midnight munchies snacks for stargazing in the forest, this list has got you covered. Foraging for nuts and berries is for the birds (literally). These delicious camping snacks will make your friends and whole family think you stuffed a professional chef in your backpack.



Our grandfather once said, "When nature calls, you better answer!" And that misunderstanding of a colloquialism is what started our rich camping tradition. We here at Rotten don't know what it is about camping in the great outdoors that makes our mouths water and our insides all tingly. Maybe it's the fresh air, the open spaces, or that pooping in the bushes is not only accepted, but encouraged. Whatever it is, our inner freaks are definitely freaks of nature.

Speaking of mouths watering, camping snacks are THE BEST. They're what you'd get if you put MacGyver on Top Chef or Willy Wonka on Survivor. How can you make the most delicious snack with what you brought with you, and the only rule? THERE ARE NO RULES! You're camping! You're on vacation from civilization! Go on! Get weird! Check out these weird and wonderful snack concoctions for inspiration.

Ambience is a huge aspect of any culinary experience, and camp snacking is no different. Just like picking desks on the first day of school or your "MOM" tattoo, it's all about location, location, location. Find and book your perfect outdoor adventure site here and hold on tight as we grab your taste buds by the tongue and blow their minds with this definitive list of must-have camping tasty treats.


Explore a curated list of 55 Snacks For Camping

Like a sweet camping snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? Got you covered. Savory snack mix more your style? Look no further than this list. Do you want to focus on healthy camping snacks without compromising on taste? Feast your eyes on the fun foods here. Or are you looking for a protein packed snack to help you hike to new heights? We have a whole bunch of excellent snacks for your next camping trip. All of the camping snacks on our list are ready to go right out of the bag or box, or are really easy recipes that require minimal prep time.


Ultimate Campfire Treats

Let's start with the heavy hitters, the all-stars, the classic camping snack champions.



Graham crackers, gooey marshmallows, chocolate bars. Not since creamy peanut butter and jelly has there been a more famous food combo. S'mores are as synonymous with camping as tents. If you went camping and didn't have s'mores, did you even camp at all?

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Campfire popcorn

All you need to make this easy snack is fire. Fire is cool. You can use it to make popcorn. Throw in your favorite seasonings, maybe some cayenne pepper and boom, you've got your perfect snack.


Campfire cones

Fill waffle cones with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and bananas. Wrap them in tinfoil and cook over the fire (Remember how cool fire is?) until soft. Then unwrap and enjoy this fun snack.


Grilled cheese sticks

Skewer cubes of bread (we like whole grain bread) and cheese on sticks. Toast over the fire (FIRE!) until the cheese is melty and the bread is crispy for a great camping snack.


Hot Dogs with Cheese Wiz & Ketchup

This is one of our favorite snacks. It doesn't make sense anywhere else but on a camping trip. Show us someone who doesn't like hot dogs and...trick question, you can't.


Campfire Baked Apples

Core apples and fill the center with brown sugar and cinnamon. Wrap in foil and cook over the increasingly evident that it's indispensable fire until soft.

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Campfire Donuts

Favorite recipe alert! Coat canned biscuit dough with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Fry in a pan over the fire for quick and tasty donuts, an excellent snack.


Campfire Banana Boats

Slice a banana, fill it with chocolate chips and marshmallows, wrap it in foil, and heat for a gooey, tasty snack.

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Wrap pre-made cinnamon roll dough around skewers and cook over the fire for a sweet treat.


Campfire Bruschetta

This is one of our favorite camping snack recipes. Because being out in the woods and peeing in bottles doesn't mean you still can't be fancy. Grill slices of a baguette, then top with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, and drizzles of olive oil and balsamic glaze.


Savory Camping Snacks

Check out these salty, sometimes spicy camping snacks you won't want to forget on your next camping trip


Cheese and Crackers

This no cook combo makes a great snack situation. Your favorite cheese with your favorite cracker. Feel free to mix and match or combine.


String Cheese

Open, peel, and enjoy. Or just take a whole bite off the top, there's no wrong way to eat string cheese. (Except there is, and that is the wrong way, you psychopath.)


Pita Chips with Tzatziki

This is what they call "chips and dip" in the Mediterranean. They're both delicious. You could even do a spinach artichoke dip if you get tired of telling people how to pronounce "tzatziki."


Spitz Seeds

These sunflower seeds come in a ton of different flavors. Points are still the same for distance and accuracy.


Veggie Chips

Potato chips are technically "veggie" chips, so you can go nuts if you want to. That's all we're saying..."po-tato, po-tahto."


Banana Chips

As dried fruit camping snacks go, banana chips are among the most delicious and one of the more perfect healthier snacks. You can buy them ready-made or if you have time, try making your own in an air fryer. You're welcome.


Peanut Butter and Banana Wraps

If it's good enough for Elvis, it's sure as hell good enough for us.


Camping Caviar

A citified term for a simple dip made with black beans, corn, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips. Feel free to add whatever other food ingredients you like. You can season it with some lemon juice and cayenne pepper to make one of the best camping snacks.


Your Favorite Chips & Queso Dip

A perfect snack for the whole family, or just for you.


Camping Charcuterie Board

This can be as fancy as you want it, or it can be a plate of beef jerky, granola bars, and bread.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You cannot mess up a grilled cheese sandwich. Even if you do mess it up, it is still a grilled cheese sandwich.


Ants On A Log

Fill celery sticks with peanut butter (or any nut butters you want) and add raisins (or trail mix or any dried fruits you like). Pretend you're wiping out entire colonies with a single bite.


DIY Instant Noodle Cups

Instant noodles just taste different when they're heated up over a fire in the great outdoors.


Campfire Dips

Bring along any pre-made dips like salsa, guacamole, or tzatziki to enjoy with tortilla chips.


Goldfish Crackers

Proper etiquette is eating these by the overflowing handful.

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Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese

One of the best camping snacks. Easy to make, easy to eat. You can also go crazy with some nut butters and shredded coconut.


Sweet Camping Snacks

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious delectables that are sure to fuel your next camping trip.


Yogurt-covered pretzels

You get the sweet and the salty. This is easily one of the most delicious healthy snacks.


Chocolate-covered almonds

You know the story where a forgettable weakling gets hit with gamma rays or meteorite dust and becomes a powerful superhero? That's chocolate-covered almonds.


Gummy Worms

Feed your freak with the candy version of your camping trip creepy-crawly neighbors. Rotten's Gummy Worms aren't just ridiculously delicious, they also have 60% less sugar AND 100% compostable packaging. So your taste buds can freak out in and with nature, without leaving anything unwanted behind, like the most badass temporary tattoo.

If you like your sickeningly delicious with a little sour, check out Rotten's Sour Gummy Worms. All tart, no trash.


Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies and melted marshmallows being delicious when you put them together is about as surprising as getting wet when you jump in the ocean.


Caramel Popcorn

Sweet, sticky, and easy to grab by the handful. Caramel popcorn is definitely a go-to snack mix.


No-bake Cheesecake Cups

Surprisingly, as easy recipes go, this one is one of the easiest. Crush up some graham crackers (or even some chocolate chip cookies if you're feeling extra adventurous), place in the bottom of a cup, whip up some cream cheese with sugar, and scoop it on top. Garnish with dried fruit or your favorite cereal, whatever you want, and boom, a snack that looks like you went to culinary school when really, you're just really good at mashing things together.


Animal Crackers

Liberate these delicious snacks from their zoo packaging...into your mouth.


Jello Cups

There's always room for Jello, even when you're camping.

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Jelly Beans

One of the best things about camping trips is being able to bring fun foods along that you wouldn't normally get the chance to eat as much of in the normal world. Jelly beans definitely fit the bill here. Combine jelly beans to come up with even more unique flavors.


Nutella on Everything

We are not exaggerating when we say this. If you want to turn any snack situation into an unmitigated triumph - add Nutella to it. Turn anything into one of the best camping snacks: bread, crackers, bagels, pretzels, tree bark. We are not kidding. Step 1: Add Nutella. Step 2: You're done!


Mini Pancakes

One of the best healthy snacks that's also hearty for your day is mini pancakes. Rolled oats, flax seeds, and of course some maple syrup, and you can't go wrong.


Healthy Camping Snacks

Tasty doesn't have to mean "bad for you," and good for you doesn't have to mean "tastes awful." Here are some healthy snacks that prove it.


Trail Mix

Everyone knows that the chocolate candies are the crown jewel of the trail mix collection, but the dried fruits and nuts are super tasty and packed with vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats too.

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Beef Jerky

Packed with protein and ready to rip into whenever you want to feed the beast.


Granola Bars

Looks like a candy bar, but made out of stuff that's super good for you to make one of the best healthy camping snacks

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Dried Fruit

Tons of antioxidants and nutrients and way more portable. Can't go wrong.


Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

Two great tastes that taste great together. If you want to make this the ultimate camping snack - add Nutella.


Hummus with Veggie Sticks

Everything involved with this easy snack is edible and healthy. It's always great when you can eat the thing that you use to eat the other thing. All taste. No mess.


Roasted Chickpeas

You can pop these in your mouth like popcorn. Throw on some cayenne pepper for an added kick.

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Rice Cakes with Almond Butter

This is like bagel and cream cheese's cousin who does yoga.


Greek Salad Skewers

Greek salad on a stick! Tomatoes, feta cheese, peppers, and olive oil.


Kale Chips

You can buy these or make them yourself in an air fryer. They're just like potato chips, but they retain all their nutritional value. High in fiber, antioxidants, potassium, calcium, and vitamins.


Snacks For Hiking

Camping and hiking go hand in hand. Camping and hiking and the best camping snacks for hiking go hand in hand in hand. Check these out.


Pre-hike Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is made with thoughtfully sourced and science-backed ingredients to not only give you the pick-you-up you need for the morning, but the super fuel to turbo charge your hikes.


Homemade Flapjacks

Load up with these hearty helpings of rolled oats, flax seeds, chocolate chips (if you want), and power to keep you satiated for long treks up and/or down wherever you want to go.

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Feta and Watermelon Bites

Watermelon is refreshing and feta is a tasty, protein-packed punch.


Nut Butter Pouches

Nut butters are loaded with healthy fats and energy.


No Bake Energy Bites

You can get creative with these power balls. Peanut butter or any nut butter you like, chia seeds, chocolate chips, flax seeds. Power plus power equals MORE POWER!


Protein Bars

Energy in convenient, candy bar form (but way healthier).


Cucumber Slices

These are like eating delicious water. Stay hydrated in a tasty way.

Pepperoni Sticks

Take the best pizza topping and make it in stick form. Tons of protein!



Camping is a great way to get everyone together and enjoy the great outdoors, and there is something for everyone in this comprehensive, camping snacks list. With this list, the only adventure you won't have is the one that involves empty, rumbling stomachs and last-minute trips to the closest drive-through. Get out there and stock up for even the most discerning camp snack palette and be the most prepared for any impromptu outdoor Iron Chef challenges. Head to for the most disgustingly delicious sweet or sour Gummy Worms and even more camping snack ideas.

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