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Easy Summer Snacks

Written by Country Home Learning Center on August 5, 2019

Summer is a season full of adventures: road trips, vacations, picnics, park days, lazy days at home, and more! One of the most essential items for any summer adventure is a good snack. And a snack that’s easy to make is even better. We’ve put together some tasty and easy summer snacks for you and your family to enjoy before summer ends.

Trail Mix

This classic snack is so easy to customize, which makes it an easy favorite. Buy a variety of mix-ins in bulk, and let your kids create their own concoctions. This also makes a great party snack; set up a table for each guest to make their own trail mix.

Here are some signature mix-ins to get for your trail mix, but don’t limit your options to this list! Get creative with your trail mix, and try some new and unusual combinations. 

  • Nuts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut
  • Dried fruit
  • Pretzels
  • Gold fish
  • Cereal

Ants on a Log

The timeless ants on a log snack is a kid-pleaser. Cut up celery, fill each slice with peanut butter, and top with raisins, chocolate chips or whatever you like. Steer away from the classic recipe by trying a savory edition with hummus, guacamole, or ranch dip in your celery. 

Popsicles

It’s hard to beat an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer day. Making popsicles can start out as a craft and end as a treat. Involve your kids in the whole process, from buying the fruit to freezing the pops, and make a whole day of it! Check out some of our past blog posts for easy and delicious popsicle recipes.

Healthy Popsicle Recipes

Fruit Popsicle Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ritz Crackers

This sweet and salty snack is the perfect size for little hands…and big hands, too! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ritz crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Banana slices
  • Hazelnut spread
  • Chocolate chips

Spread the peanut butter and hazelnut spread on the cracker, then top with a banana slice and chocolate drizzle. We can tell you one thing for sure: these won’t last long! For a frozen twist on this recipe, you can also dip the banana slices in chocolate and freeze them.

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Apple Slice “Cookies”

Finally, a cookie recipe you can feel good about! This recipe is similar to the one above, but you’ll use apple slices instead of crackers. Spread a nut butter of your choice onto an apple slice, then top with your favorite ingredients (coconut, chocolate chips, granola, etc.). 

And do you know the best part? You don’t even have to turn your oven on! That’s our kind of cookie recipe.

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What are some of your favorite summer snacks? Comment below with your go-to recipes!