10 Perfect Snacks to Send in a College Care Package

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It’s been a while since I was in college, but when it comes to care packages, I’m quite sure things haven’t changed very much.

A few favorite store-bought things are always nice, but the very best things will always be freshly made snacks and treats. They’re a nice reminder of home and help fuel late-night study sessions and tough exams.

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This recipe for nutty, KIND-inspired snack bars is for those of you who prefer savory over sweet when the afternoon doldrums have you yawning.

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These baked gems are a play on classic oatmeal cookies. A few fun ingredient swaps make them healthier and even more delicious.

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You don’t need a birthday to celebrate with this festive treat! It’s sweet, salty, and covered with sprinkles — you can’t go wrong!

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Take your pick: sweet or salty. Neither recipe takes more than a few minutes to bring together, and they’re both perfect study snacks.

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These bars slip into that magical niche of snacks that seem — and taste — like candy but are still, at least ostensibly, healthy. They are made without refined sugar, require zero cooking, and can last in a backpack all day.

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Whether your favorite college student eats this as breakfast or an afternoon snack, one thing is certain: it’s gonna go fast.

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This right here is “snacking granola.” We’re talking about big, chunky clusters of lightly sweet granola studded with pistachios and dried cherries.

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Classic chocolate chip cookies are timeless — and they just might be the very best thing you could find when you open a care package.

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These homemade hazelnut and cherry crackers are such a great on-the-go snack. Plus, they’re easy to make and stay fresh for weeks.

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If you just can’t resist the pumpkin spice craze, this lightly spiced caramel corn will be right up your alley.

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