Jazz up snack time with these portable sweet and savory bites to please all tastes.
August 05, 2013
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Snacks on the Move
Crunchy-salty? Fudgy-chewy? Buttery-nutty? We've covered all the bases with these practical, large-batch recipes. They're easy to pack, minimally messy, and good to hang out at room temperature for hours.
4 of 23Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Alistair Turnbull
Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix
Combining unsalted mixed nuts with dried fruit, oat cereal, Goldfish crackers, and mini pretzels satisfies a sweet and salty craving while giving you an energy boost throughout the day. A great option for snacking on the go, this trail mix is also a great for entertaining or tailgating. Not only is it kid-friendly, but it also comes together in just minutes, making it the superior option to other time-consuming dishes. Make a large bowl of it and portion it out for the week, or serve it to guests for an easy appetizer or poolside snack.
Toasting the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed adds a rich, nutty taste to these granola bars. A much healthier and gluten-free alternative to store-bought bars, these homemade treats are a wonderful addition to any lunch box. You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Wrap individually in parchment paper and tie with twine for a nice touch.
These bars are a perfectly portable snack you can prep on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week. Wrap leftovers tightly in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge. The bars will continue to firm up as they chill.
Marcona almonds are blanched and roasted—you won't need to toast them. You can also substitute regular whole almonds. For the best texture, use whole pitted dates, not chopped; you need the sticky texture of the whole fruit.