With the final days of summer slowly but surely fading away, it's hard not to look back and wallow in regret at the thought of the daunting summer bucket list you never truly finished. Rather than wasting away these last days where the living is easy and time is just a concept, soak up these final moments by making memories that'll truly last a lifetime with a summer road trip. Whether you have a final destination in mind or not, pile your favorite people into the car, pack a few snacks and hit the wide open road for one last hurrah in honor of everyone's favorite season. Fuel up for a road trip to remember with these on-the-go snacks and a bottle of Barritt's.
Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bark via SoFabFood
1 lb. Dark chocolate, chopped
1 c. Trail mix
1/4 c. Coconut chips, dried and toasted
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 30-second increments until completely smooth. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour melted chocolate atop, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle trail mix, coconut and salt onto the chocolate and refrigerate for 10 minutes until set. Break apart with a knife once completely set.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips via Diethood
Cut off the ends of the apples and core out the middle if desired before thinly slicing them into 1/8-inch rounds. Sprinkle both sides with cinnamon and sugar. Line a microwave-safe plate with parchment paper and lay slices out in a single layer. Microwave for five minutes or until the edges begin to curl up. Flip each slice and microwave for another 30 seconds or until the edges are crisp. Remove from the microwave and let stand for 10 minutes. Repeat this process over again until all slices are cooked.
Rosemary Sesame Pecans via POPSUGAR
1 c. Demerara sugar
1 tbsp. Kosher salt
1 tbsp. Minced rosemary
1/4 c. Sesame seeds
2 Egg whites
4 c. Pecan halves
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the sugar, salt, rosemary and sesame seeds together in a bowl. In a second bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy before adding in the pecans. Add the herb mixture to the pecans and toss to coat. Spread the pecans onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are toasted.
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