23 Simple Picnic Snacks for Kids

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It’s prime picnic season, so make sure you’re prepared with a full lineup of crowd-pleasing snacks. From no-cook s’mores to deviled eggs, we’ve got you covered with easy picnic food that you can tote to the park, beach or wherever else your summertime adventures take you.


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Joyful Healthy Eats

Gluten Free Veggie Turkey Rollups

Skip the soggy bread when it comes to this picnic main course. The easy-to-customize meal takes turkey, veggies and hummus and rolls them up into a fun and healthy on-the-go option. Check out Joyful Healthy Eats for all the deets.

Bitz & Giggles

Air Fryer Soft Pretzels

Fluffy and salty, air fryer pretzels are a super easy snack to pack for your upcoming picnic. Enjoy a la carte or pack a special dipping sauce to take them next level. Head to Bitz & Giggles for the full recipe.

Food Fanatic

Fried Lemon Hand Pies

No one wants a messy meal when it comes to a picnic! These fried lemon hand pies pack all the sweet punch, can be made in advance and keep the mess to a minimum. Head to Food Fanatic for the full recipe. 

The Lemon Bowl

5-Ingredient Pizza Skewers

Super fast and no cooking required, these deconstructed pizza skewers are great for picnics. Customize however you want to accommodate picky eaters, and enjoy pizza on the go! Visit The Lemon Bowl for all the details.

Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Corn Dog Mini Muffins

Who wants regular muffins when you can bring corn dog muffins on your picnic! Made with corn bread and hot dogs, these fun snacks make meal time fun. Don’t forget the ketchup! Head to Karen’s Kitchen Stories to snag the recipe.

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Simple Deviled Eggs

What’s a picnic without deviled eggs? With this super simple recipe, it’s easy to ensure that your al fresco meal includes this delicious staple. Older kids can even make their own version! Grab the how-to here.

The View from Great Island

Cowboy Caviar

A cross between a salsa and a salad, this delicious dish (courtesy of The View from Great Island) is also a cinch to customize according to your family’s tastes. Plus, it makes for a very colorful addition to any picnic lineup! For the recipe, click here.

Damn Delicious

Mac and Cheese Cups

Ready for mac and cheese, picnic-style? These awesome bites from Damn Delicious are an easy way to make your picnic menu even more kid-friendly. They’re portable, the perfect serving size, and tasty, too! Get the recipe here.

Erin Clarke of Well Plated

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Since picnic season usually collides with the strawberry season, we can’t think of a better sweet treat for your outing than these oatmeal bars from Well Plated. They’re easy to make, about 100 calories each, and sure to become a family favorite! For the recipe, click here.

Damn Delicious

Mexican Corn Salad

Love Mexican corn on the cob, hate the mess? Whip up a batch of this dip from Damn Delicious, which has the same tasty flavors but no cob cleanup! Pack it into a Tupperware for easy dipping or spoon individual portions into mason jars—voila! You can snag the recipe here.

Love to Be in the Kitchen

Monster Cookie Energy Bites

It’s easy to get your picnic cookie fix, thanks to this idea from Love to Be in the Kitchen. They’re packed full of peanut butter, chia seeds, honey and mini M&Ms, which makes them excellent fuel for all that post-picnic playtime. Get the recipe here—and discover more energy bites here!

My Fussy Eater

Avocado and Strawberry Macaroni Pasta Salad

Getting the kids on board with a salad can be hard, but they just might make an exception for this genius pasta salad from My Fussy Eater. The creamy avocado and sweet strawberries make a great combo, and it’s all pulled together with a squeeze of lime juice. Get all the details by clicking here.

Daphne Brogdon

Ginger Lemonade

The best way to keep cool during your picnic? With a batch of this fresh ginger lemonade by Daphne Brogdon! Make it the night before and portion it out into mason jars or water bottles to stay hydrated all afternoon long. To get the recipe, click here.

Super Healthy Kids

Sandwich on a Stick

This idea from Super Healthy Kids gives sandwiches a fun new twist! Get the kids involved with cookie cutters and they’ll love stacking their favorite sandwich ingredients. To get all the details, click here.

Agnes Hsu via Hello Wonderful

Single Salads

Part of Hello Wonderful’s Cooking with Kids series, this unique take on salad features colorful ingredients the kids will be excited to prep and eat (Psst! And cleanup couldn’t be easier!). To get the recipe, click here.

Averie Cooks

Crunchy Cheerios Bars

This sweet and salty treat from Averie Cooks is sure to satisfy even the pickiest picnic-goer. The best part? No baking required! Find out what you’ll need to get started over at Averie Cooks.

The Merry Thought

Apple Sandwiches

The Merry Thought’s sweet twist on sandwiches is better than sliced bread! Load up the apple slices with your fave nut butter, Nutella, granola or any other creative ingredient. Click here to get the recipe.

Averie Cooks

“Cheaters” Guacamole

Even the littlest chef can help mash and mix avocado! We like this “cheaters” guacamole recipe from Averie Cooks, which makes it easy to make a delicious dip ASAP. Visit Averie Cooks for the full recipe.

How Does She

Crunchy Cucumber Sandwiches

Need a meat-free option for your next picnic? This healthy hummus sandwich from HowDoesShe is super easy to assemble and packed with protein and a little crunch. Yum! To get the recipe, click here.

My Frugal Adventures

Rainbow Fruit Cup

These ultra-colorful fruit cups are easy to assemble and packed with healthy Vitamin C. Older chefs can even help cut the fruit! Head over to My Frugal Adventures for advice on choosing the best stackable fruits.

5 Minutes for Mom

No Cook Nutella S’mores

You won’t have to build a fire to enjoy a campfire staple. This tasty twist on the classic s’mores dessert makes it great for daytime picnics, too! Find the recipe at 5 Minutes for Mom.

The Chirping Moms

DIY Trail Mix

This fab picnic snack is easy to customize with everything from pretzels to nuts, dried fruit, or bite-sized chocolate chips. It’s the perfect portable treat for a day at the park! Get more info (including recommended ingredients!) at The Chirping Moms.

A Mom’s Take

Pretzel Skewer Roll Ups

Amp up your picnic with edible pinwheels! These bites are easy for kids to assemble with cheese and deli meat. A Mom’s Take used pretzels as skewers in lieu of toothpicks.

— Abigail Matsumoto, Susie Foreman, Lauren Hill & Karly Wood

 

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