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2 Easy Snacks To Pack For Your Next Summer Picnic

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On beautiful summer days, we all want to find ways to enjoy as much time out in the sun as possible. One of the best ways to relax and spend time outdoors with friends and family is with a picnic! Before you start packing bags of chips and soda, take a look at these delicious and easy snacks to make for your next summer picnic!

Vegetable Salad In A Jar

While packing for a picnic, you need snacks that are easily transferable and won’t spill on the way to the park or beach. A great way to bring vegetable or fruit salads is by packing them tightly in a glass jar and bringing forks with you. If you want to add dressing to your salad, make sure it is packed tightly with the dressing on the bottom, with dense ingredients on top that won’t get soggy. Throw in all your ingredients, such as onion, chickpeas, peppers, tomatoes, quinoa, lettuce, and cheese, and you’ve got an easy salad to take on the go!

No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Every summer picnic needs a sweet dessert! Bringing ice cream or popsicles is always a gamble, as they may melt even when packed in a cooler. Instead, try making this no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe for a delicious dessert. The cheesecake can also be transported in a jar to ensure there is no mess and everyone can have their own individual snack. Follow this recipe for four servings:

For the crust, you’ll need to mix 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs, ½ cups of melted butter, and ¼ cup of white sugar in a bowl. Press ¼ of the mixture into the bottom of each jar. For the cheesecake, beat one eight-ounce package of softened cream cheese and one eight-ounce container of frozen whipped topping (thawed) with an electric mixer. Next, beat ⅔ cups of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla extract into the cream cheese mixture. Place ¼ of this mixture into each jar, then top with sliced strawberries for the perfect fruity dessert. Refrigerate the cheesecakes and keep in a cooler at the picnic until you are ready to eat.

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