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Homemade Beach Snacks For You and Your Kids

beach snacks

Packing for a trip to the beach means making sure you have all of the essential items to making your day enjoyable and carefree.

The ultimate checklist consists of:

1. Sunscreen

2. Beach towel

3. Sunglasses

4. Book/Magazine

5. Water


The sixth is the most important as you simply cannot sit for hours in the sand without some tasty snacks.

You may think that any type of snack is fine for the beach, but it’s important to think of what may happen to your food when sitting for hours in the sun.

A few questions to ask yourself before packing your food:

  1. Will my food melt?
  2. Will sand easily get in my food?
  3. Will my food be easy to travel with?
  4. Will it spoil fast?

If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions above, then it may be a good idea to save those snacks for a more appropriate time.  Caramel Popcorn and Puppy Chow are simple snacks that are perfect for your day at the beach.

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

A fun sweet and salty snack is always nice for your day in the sun.  Some regular butter popcorn is great for the movies, but mixing in some caramel is great way to take something simple and make it different.   Candy tends to melt in your bag if left in the sun for more than an hour.  Caramel popcorn allows you to taste that sweetness of a candy without having the hassle of it melting.  Popcorn is a very light and travel friendly snack that fits well for a beach occasion.

Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow Chex Mix

Puppy Chow is the ultimate kid friendly snack.  It’s the perfect blend of honey mixed with hazelnut and blended with peanut butter.  Preparing food for the beach means that you want to make a snack that is effortless taking as little time out of your day in order for you to spend as much time soaking up the sun!  This snack is inexpensive and is easy to travel with.  Just place it in a plastic Ziploc bag and you’re good to go.

Enjoy your day or week or month at the beach!