Picnic Snacks That Not Only Your Kids Will Love
Check these picnic snacks ideas for kids and grownups alike.
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Don’t sleep on the last sunny days of summer—it's time to pack up your picnic basket with these picnic snacks for kids and grownups alike and soak up that vitamin D. Picnics are guaranteed fun for the whole family. There’s something about unfurling your blanket and digging into a spread outside that feels like an adventure and a treat, whether you head to a local park, a new-to-you gorgeous spot, or even your own backyard. Bonus: food seems to taste even better in the fresh air.
Planning a picnic doesn’t have to be a daunting project. In fact, we’re big proponents of keeping things simple. These easy picnic snacks are crowd pleasers…see you outside!
These fun sushi rolls look fancy, but they require only a few minutes and three ingredients; peanut butter (Nutella works, too!), fresh strawberries, and Belgian Boys authentic ready-made crêpes.
Spread a delicious crêpe with peanut butter, making sure the peanut butter reaches the edges, place a few sliced strawberries in the center, and roll up your creation, making sure you seal the edges with peanut butter. Voila! You have one of the best picnic snacks around, with very little effort, easy to enjoy with one hand only.
On a hot day, there’s nothing more refreshing than an icy watermelon popsicle. Just cut some sweet, ripe watermelon up into large pieces. Put the watermelon chunks and some fresh lime juice into a blender, and blend until you have a smooth puree. Put into popsicle molds and freeze for a few hours. These treats are naturally sweet, irresistibly juicy, and vegan, too!
Sometimes the simplest delicacies really are the best. For this picnic snack idea, all you need to do is layer your favorite yogurt, whatever fresh fruit you have on hand, and shards of Belgian Boys Dutch Caramel Stroopwafels in a jar.
Made in the Netherlands honoring their national heritage, Belgian Boys stroopwafels are a treat defined by two crunchy waffle cookies sandwiching a layer of gooey caramel. They add a great crunchy dimension to creamy yogurt and juicy fruit.
Turn cheese and crackers into mini grilled cheese sandwiches with this easy picnic snack for kids. Just toast your favorite crackers with whatever cheese you love—mozzarella, Swiss, and cheddars are all big favorites over here. They’re the ideal size for kid hands and double as a great anytime snack or simple yet satisfying lunch.
Rice paper rolls are a great way to serve up plenty of fresh healthy vegetables along with other fillings. Recruit your kids to help make their own. You can fill these little parcels of rice paper with whatever you love: steak, shrimp, tofu, vermicelli noodles, veggies like carrot, cucumber, lettuce, and avocado, and fresh herbs like cilantro, basil, and mint. Dip in a peanut sauce, but not without first admiring how pretty they are.
We couldn’t list snacks to bring to a picnic without including classic trail mix, a perfect anytime snack, especially when the next meal is feeling far away, and tummies are starting to rumble. Make your own trail mix by combining your favorite treats, from cereal like Rice and Wheat Chex to dried fruits and banana chips, to nuts and seeds from cashews to pepitas.
A sweet addition we crave is our Chocolate Chip Mini Cookie Stash, a crunchy butter cookie with Belgian chocolate chips. Mix in more treats if you like, from popcorn to M&Ms to cranberries. There are endless flavor combinations to try here, which means no getting bored with the taste.
It wouldn’t be summertime without corn on the cob, especially in those late summer months when the ears are at the height of sweet ripeness. There are tons of recipe possibilities, but classic boiling is an easy method that results in sweet, juicy, and tender corn. Just add butter, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper for an easy summer picnic snack.
Flour tortillas topped with mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, and your favorite pizza toppings (we’re partial to pepperoni and mushrooms) make for a delicious lunch and a perfect picnic snack for kids. You can bring extra pizza sauce for dipping, although that could get a bit messy. This is also a great lunchbox pick when everyone’s getting bored of turkey sandwiches.
Make a box full of fun sweet treats, from your favorite gummy candies to Belgian Boys Lemon Cookie Tarts. Everyone's favorite tart-but-sweet citrus paired with buttery, crisp cookies are a summer combo that'll brighten up any snacking occasion.
Our Lemon Cookie Tart features a fruity lemon jam with just the right amount of sweetness, dabbed atop an irresistibly decadent shortbread base. They're made in France with real butter, real sugar and the ethos of indulgence baked right in.
Does having your kids happily dig into a salad sound like a fantasy? Letting them control the ingredients and presenting the salad in a fun way for them to eat might just do the trick. Let your kids pick what to put in the jar (as long as some veggies are included), then have them layer in whatever way they like, like a fun craft project.
Carrots, peas, corn, avocados, and strawberries are kid favorites, and butter lettuce is a great choice for mild greens. You could also add chickpeas, beans, turkey, tofu, or ham for protein, plus crispy wonton strips or croutons for crunch. Perfect for picnicking!
For a decadent picnic lunch, make a sandwich with two waffles and a piece of crispy, juicy fried chicken. Even better: drizzle with maple syrup and butter the inside of the waffles.
Belgian Boys Belgian Waffles are made in the traditional style from the city of Liege in Belgium. This waffle is made of a brioche dough with pearl sugar mixed in, perfect for a delightful chicken and waffle sandwich in the summer sun. Visit our shop for the sweet ingredients you’d need!