It’s prime picnic season, so make sure you’re prepared with a full lineup of crowd-pleasing snacks. From no-cook s’mores to deviled eggs, we’ve got you covered with easy picnic food that you can tote to the park, beach or wherever else your summertime adventures take you.

Simple Deviled Eggs

What's a picnic without deviled eggs? With this super simple recipe, it's easy to ensure that your al fresco meal includes this delicious staple. Older kids can even make their own version! Grab the how-to here.

Cowboy Caviar

A cross between a salsa and a salad, this delicious dish (courtesy of The View from Great Island) is also a cinch to customize according to your family's tastes. Plus, it makes for a very colorful addition to any picnic lineup! For the recipe, click here.

Mac and Cheese Cups

Ready for mac and cheese, picnic-style? These awesome bites from Damn Delicious are an easy way to make your picnic menu even more kid-friendly. They're portable, the perfect serving size, and tasty, too! Get the recipe here.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Since picnic season usually collides with the strawberry season, we can't think of a better sweet treat for your outing than these oatmeal bars from Well Plated. They're easy to make, about 100 calories each, and sure to become a family favorite! For the recipe, click here.

Mexican Corn Salad

Love Mexican corn on the cob, hate the mess? Whip up a batch of this dip from Damn Delicious, which has the same tasty flavors but no cob cleanup! Pack it into a Tupperware for easy dipping or spoon individual portions into mason jars—voila! You can snag the recipe here.

Monster Cookie Energy Bites

It's easy to get your picnic cookie fix, thanks to this idea from Love to Be in the Kitchen. They're packed full of peanut butter, chia seeds, honey and mini M&Ms, which makes them excellent fuel for all that post-picnic playtime. Get the recipe here—and discover more energy bites here!

Avocado and Strawberry Macaroni Pasta Salad

Getting the kids on board with a salad can be hard, but they just might make an exception for this genius pasta salad from My Fussy Eater. The creamy avocado and sweet strawberries make a great combo, and it’s all pulled together with a squeeze of lime juice. Get all the details by clicking here.

Ginger Lemonade

The best way to keep cool during your picnic? With a batch of this fresh ginger lemonade by Daphne Brogdon! Make it the night before and portion it out into mason jars or water bottles to stay hydrated all afternoon long. To get the recipe, click here.

Baked Corn Dog Muffins

Corn dogs were a favorite summer food when we were kids, so we’re obsessed with this bite-size version that works perfectly for picnics. The only problem? It’s impossible to eat just one. To snag the recipe, click here.

Sandwich on a Stick

This idea from Super Healthy Kids gives sandwiches a fun new twist! Get the kids involved with cookie cutters and they'll love stacking their favorite sandwich ingredients. To get all the details, click here.

Single Salads

Part of Hello Wonderful’s Cooking with Kids series, this unique take on salad features colorful ingredients the kids will be excited to prep and eat (Psst! And cleanup couldn't be easier!). To get the recipe, click here.

Crunchy Cheerios Bars

This sweet and salty treat from Averie Cooks is sure to satisfy even the pickiest picnic-goer. The best part? No baking required! Find out what you'll need to get started over at Averie Cooks.

Watermelon Cookies

Ready for a genius idea, courtesy of Kids Stuff World? Grab your fave cookie cutters and give play with your food for a twist watermelon twist on cookies. Get all the details by clicking here.

Apple Sandwiches

The Merry Thought’s sweet twist on sandwiches is better than sliced bread! Load up the apple slices with your fave nut butter, Nutella, granola or any other creative ingredient. Click here to get the recipe.

"Cheaters" Guacamole

Even the littlest chef can help mash and mix avocado! We like this "cheaters" guacamole recipe from Averie Cooks, which makes it easy to make a delicious dip ASAP. Visit Averie Cooks for the full recipe.

Crunchy Cucumber Sandwiches

Need a meat-free option for your next picnic? This healthy hummus sandwich from HowDoesShe is super easy to assemble and packed with protein and a little crunch. Yum! To get the recipe, click here.

Rainbow Fruit Cup

These ultra-colorful fruit cups are easy to assemble and packed with healthy Vitamin C. Older chefs can even help cut the fruit! Head over to My Frugal Adventures for advice on choosing the best stackable fruits.

No Cook Nutella S’mores

You won't have to build a fire to enjoy a campfire staple. This tasty twist on the classic s’mores dessert makes it great for daytime picnics, too! Find the recipe at 5 Minutes for Mom.

DIY Trail Mix

This fab picnic snack is easy to customize with everything from pretzels to nuts, dried fruit, or bite-sized chocolate chips. It’s the perfect portable treat for a day at the park! Get more info (including recommended ingredients!) at The Chirping Moms.

Pretzel Skewer Roll Ups

Amp up your picnic with edible pinwheels! These bites are easy for kids to assemble with cheese and deli meat. A Mom's Take used pretzels as skewers in lieu of toothpicks.


— Abigail Matsumoto, Susie Foreman, & Lauren Hill

featured photo: personal creations via Flickr



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