It’s summertime, the perfect season for long road trips with friends and family! Pick a destination and pack up for the journey: pick a good playlist, and most importantly, pack some great snacks to avoid the rest-stop trap of overpriced junk. With these easy vegan cooking tips and these recipes that you can find on our Food Monster App, you’ll be riding in style!

1. Candy

No-Bake Cherry Coconut Candy Bars

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That’s right, you can make your own candy at home! That way, you know exactly what’s going into it, and you can get some healthier candy and still treat your sweet tooth. Check out these No-Bake Cherry Coconut Candy Bars from Clean Snacks by Arman Liew for a delicious fruity chocolatey treat! If you want a classic candy bar, you could also try these plant-based takes on popular favorites: a Copycat Twix Bar from Holly Jade or a Healthy Homemade Snickers Bar from Patricia Idus! If you’re less of a chocolate person, this All Natural Fruit-Colored Jelly Candy from Alejandra Olmedo or these Salted Caramels from Jesse Lane Lee are for you.

2. Chips

Vegan Gluten-Free Spicy Balsamic Baked Eggplant Chips

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Chips are a classic grab-and-go snack that are perfect for munching on in the car. With these options, you can get a little more nutrition and just as much joy! If you’re a fan of spice, these Spicy Balsamic Baked Eggplant Chips from Lenia Patsi or Molly Patrick‘s Oil-Free Chili Lime Spiked Corn Chips! If you enjoy something sweeter, you’ll love this Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips from Nicole Dunai, and a healthier take on a comfort classic can be found in these Homemade Baked Potato Chips from Rhea Parsons!

3. Trail Mix

Curry Lime Trail Mix

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Trail mix is an awesome way to get some extra protein in your road trip snacks! Not only is it delicious and versatile, but can also offer some amazing nutrition. You can switch it up however you like it best, too – check out this Curry Lime Trail Mix and Custom Trail Mix Combos from The Plantiful Plate by Christine Wong for ideas! Get some superfood goodness with Jesse Lane Lee‘s Superfood-Packed Trail Mix. If you’d prefer your trail mix in a more convenient form, try these Trail Mix Energy Bites from Kat Condon!

4. Energy Bars

Peanut Butter Energy Bars

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Energy bars are a great thing to always have on hand when you’re going anywhere – you may never know when you need a little boost! It’s also very important to maintain energy when driving long distances. But you’ll feel like you’re getting a treat with these Peanut Butter Energy Bars from Katherine Weltzien. These No-Bake Superfood Energy Bars from Sara Smith will keep you going through your journey, and you’ll be so glad you brought along these Salted Chocolate and Pistachio Energy Bars from Emily Stoffel.

Need more snack ideas? Check out 15 Vegan Snacks So Good, You Won’t Want to Share With Anyone and our Snacks Archives! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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