What Are Your Favorite Picnic Snacks?

People like to talk about picnics. They're fun to prepare for, a great way to wile away a leisurely day off, and the perfect excuse to enjoy a long summer day. But we find homemade salads and desserts get the most attention while snacks often get put on the back-burner. Until now.

While the 4th of July holiday has come and gone, picnic season has really just begun. And we want to make sure you've got bigger snack plans than an easy bag of chips. Here are a few of our favorite snacks. What are yours?

Try a Recipe:
Pistachio and Fig Caramel Corn - Eat. Sip. Chew.
Homemade Cheez-Its - Ready Made
Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites - Savory Sweet Life
Savory Roasted Almonds - Sprouted Kitchen
No Bake Granola Bars - A Bowl of Mush
Lemon Mascapone Stuffed Dates - Food and Wine
Garlicky Beet, Chickpea, and Almond Dip - Food 52
Chex Party Mix - Pioneer Woman

Related:
15 Fresh Picnic Salads for the 4th of July
5 Things to Repurpose for Your Next Picnic
Bring a Blanket! 10 Dishes for a Picnic Lunch

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Megan is a freelance writer, recipe developer and cookbook writer. Her first book, Whole-Grain Mornings, (Ten Speed Press) is available in bookstores nationwide. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.

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