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Easy access road trip snack necklaces the kids can make themselves. And an easy to make Toffee Brickle Cookie Dough Bite perfect for a road trip treat.
One thing you may not know about me is I love to travel. It is my absolute favorite thing to do, as I am sure it is for many others. We try to go on at least 2 good trips a year and sprinkle in some weekend getaways between. It has been a while since we had a big trip, and I have been dying to get out of town. I have total wanderlust, and after a few too many weeks with the nose to the grindstone, all I can think about is hitting the road for a little vacation.
When I road trip I love a good treat, but I don’t want it to melt in the car. My friend Sandra over at A Dash of Sanity makes cookie dough bites in a million flavors, and they are so awesome, I thought I would take a page out of her book and make a delicious toffee brickle cookie dough bite that had NO chocolate, so it is ideal for road trips!
And I love a great road trip! Unfortunately for me, the hubs can never seem to get work off to go on road trips with us, so it is me and the kids. Which I am fine with. However, it means I have to plan ahead, and plan well. Otherwise I am miserable the whole time.
I have learned a lot of tricks for packing the car, keeping kids happy and entertained, and making a 1-adult, 4 kid road trip a lot of fun using road trip hacks. One of my favorite road trip hacks is snack necklaces. They are perfect for long trips without an extra set of adult hands to help pass out snacks.
The kids can wear them, which means they won’t fall to the floor or get lost in the messes that inevitably end up in the car on a road trip. Plus they are easy access for kids to snack on a variety of things.
When I make my road trip snack necklaces I use Glad Press’n Seal. Nothing else will do. I am serious. The reason is that if you use regular plastic wrap you have to use rubber bands or some kind of ribbon or string to separate the snacks. And this means the kids have to either cut them off, or tear them off to get to the snacks. Not fun! And it leaves a mess.
With the Glad Press ‘n Seal, your child can open whichever snack they want, and the rest stay in tact. There are no little pieces of ribbon or string littering the car after.
And even better, the kids can make their necklaces themselves because no one has to tie anything. I usually set up several snack options in bowls, cut the Glad Press ‘n Seal to size, and then let my kids assemble them to their preference (with a few rules). This not only keeps them busy while I pack and get ready for our trip, but they also take ownership in their necklaces, and are always excited to eat the snacks, even the healthy ones like dried fruits and nuts. But especially the Toffee Brickle Cookie Dough Bites!
To make, start by heading to Walmart and buying Glad Press ‘n Seal and an assortment of snacks. Then simply lay the Glad Press ‘n Seal out, at the length you want for a necklace. Then, depending on your snack size, cut the Glad Press ‘n Seal horizontally so that it is just big enough to cover the snacks when folded in half. Otherwise it will be harder for the kids to get into.
Lay your snacks on, fold the Glad Press ‘n Seal over so the snack is covered, and then literally press and seal around each item. I just used my fingers to run a line between each thing. (pictured below)
Then make a necklace out of it by securing the two lose ends together with a mini rubber band.
Honestly, how easy is that? I love that it sticks to itself, and seals right up. And the Toffee Brickle Cookie Dough Bites fit perfectly in these road trip snack necklaces, that is, if they make it to the road trip. You might eat them all before you even get out the door. So seal them up right away so you keep your hands off until you hit the road.
There you go! Let your kids make their very own snack necklace.
There are so many fun Glad Press ‘n Seal hacks for road trips such as making any cup into a sippy cup with a straw, or keeping liquids from spilling out of containers, or sealing up jewelry and other items in your luggage so they stay separate and don’t get tangled. Another hack I recently saw and thought was ingenious is carrying a roll with you and using it as a place mat at parks along the way. That way you don’t have to worry about dirty tabletops. Basically the applications while road tripping are many!
So make these tasty snacks, add them to your road trip snack necklaces, and be sure to bring an extra roll along to take advantage of all the road trip hacks along the way.
Toffee Brickle Cookie Dough Bites + Road Trip Snack Necklaces
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 Tbs corn starch
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 2 Tbs vanilla
- 1 Tbs milk
- 3 Tbs caramel or butterscotch ice cream syrup
- 1/2 cup toffee brickle bits
- 1 Tbs sea salt
- Additional toffee brickle bits for rolling the cookie dough bites in optional
- Put the sugars, flour, and corn starch in a food processor and pulse to combine
- Add softened butter, vanilla, milk, and caramel sauce
- Process for 1 minute 30 seconds, or until fully mixed.
- Remove blade, scrape sides, and stir in salt and toffee brickle bits
- Refrigerate 30 minutes to allow to set up
- Roll into 1 Tbs side balls, and roll in Toffee Brickle Bits until covered
- Place in airtight container and store for up to 1 week.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.