This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is….
Have Snacks. Will Travel:
Sometimes, the food is the best part of the journey. Be it business travel or a road trip for pleasure, share your favorite travel snacks/mini meals. Do you pack a special treat for the road to eat in the car or at rest stops? Or do you have a tried & true snack that makes it safely through airport security? Share your healthy recipe for road trip nourishment.
I admit, I was a bit stumped. When it comes to travel snacks, I usually just pack up a bunch of KIND bars and call it a day. I considered making a Cheez-It cracker knockoff as they are a “treat” at the beach for my 6 year old daughter (who uses my floppy hat as a snack vessel and wears a towel over her head to ward off the aggressive seagulls.)
But after staring in my pantry one day, I saw the
hoards of boxes box of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, which are a snack staple in our house and always accompany us on family trips, and I decided to take a stab at them. Then I remembered fellow Recipe ReDuxer, Annemarie @ Real Food Real Deals‘ recipe for homemade grahams from her Grown-Up Mascarpone S’mores post and figured why not mesh the two recipe ideas? (Just an aside, you must try her original recipe – so good.)
Turns out the baking time is nothing (10 minutes) and if you are well versed in making roll & cut-out cookies, these crackers pretty much follow the same process. Granted, if you made them bigger than my 1 x 1-inch mini size, spreading that peanut butter and making them into “sandwiches” would certainly go faster.
But they wouldn’t be as cute, right?
Admittedly, these may not be the best snack for plane travel if there happens to be a passenger with a peanut allergy (something our own Regan Jones ran into on a return flight from Alaska when the main snack she had for her 7 year old was PB&J.) My daughter’s camp is peanut free this year so we’ve been getting use to sunflower butter, which would be an easy ingredient swap into this recipe.
What snacks do you usually pack when you travel – either homemade or store-bought?