Proper road trip tenchnique is a lost American art. Road trips shouldn't involve cramped cars, bad music, or cheesy pit stops to check out a ten-foot ball of yarn. And it definitely should not involve packaged foods.

Toss the cheetos, and kick your trip up a notch with these amazing, portable snacks. Food52 has finagled a crop of snacks so tasty, you may never return home. Whip up these 10 Essential Road Trip Snacks, and gas station refueling (for you, not your car) will be a thing of the past.

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