5 Easy Snacks for Picnics



Picnics are a fun and frugal way to spend time with your family. A picnic doesn’t have to be a pain to arrange, in fact, it can be quite the opposite: sweet and simple! Take a peek below at 5 easy snacks for picnics that you can try. These are snacks that are tasty, thrifty, and sure to be palette pleasers for the whole family. Take a look and be inspired!

1. Sandwich Swirls

In a tortilla shell, wrap up slices of various cheeses and meats. Add a little sandwich spread if you wish. Roll tightly and then cut the roll into slices. The end result is swirl shaped, bite size sandwich that everyone will love to snack on.

2. Cucumber Sandwiches

Slice cucumbers and make sandwiches out of them using dips, cheese, even lunch meats. Use the cucumber slices in place of the bread and when you are done you will have some tasty, bite size fun. Plus, this is a great healthy option!

3. Chicken Salad Spread

Make your own chicken salad spread that can be eaten on crackers or used as a vegetable dip. Simply mix a can of chicken, a cup of mayo, a tablespoon of mustard, and some chopped celery and pickle. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste. This is a spread that can be eaten all sorts of ways!

4. Trail Mix

Build your own trail mix when you bring baggies of peanuts, chocolate chips, coconut, pretzels, and other small snack foods. Let each person build their own bag of trail mix to their liking. Now that is fun and frugal. 

5. Dipped Apples

Cut apples into slices and dip them in peanut butter. Then, roll them in coconut, shaved chocolate, or sunflower seeds. That will make for a fun, hands on dessert that kids and adults both will love.

See how easy it can be to pack some fun picnic snacks? Give these 5 picnic snacks a try on your next family outing.


  1. Kim@This Ole Mom says

    Hi ! Found you through Bloggy Moms Blog Hop! Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I love going on picnics with my little boy great way to reconnect and enjoy nature!
    Have a great weekend! Kim from This Ole Mom

  2. Great ideas! I really love the idea of the dipped apples, especially! Very unique idea, healthy and tasty

  3. I love this post, although I dont think Ive ever seen or eaten a can of chicken before.. lol

  4. hmrcarlson says

    What fun, easy ideas! I am definitely going to plan a picnic to have soon!

  5. DARLENE W says

    great ideas, thank you

  6. kelly young says

    some great ideas thanks i will try them

  7. some very great suggestions for a picnic and super easy too. thanks.,

  8. Elaine Jasvins says

    These are great ideas, that work for both indoor and outdoor picnics.

  9. oh some great suggestions; like the Chicken Salad one.

  10. I love this post and these great snack ideas.My husband loves apples and peanutbutter so I will be trying that one out.Thank you.
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  11. Treen Goodwin says

    I love cucumber sandwiches my Nanny was the one that introduced me to them when i was a young girl … and they have been a fave in our home .. my kids love them as well , great ideas thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. kathy downey says

    These are some great suggestions,thanks !

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