The Tastiest Padkos Ideas for your Holiday Roadtrip

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If you’ve got a trip planned these holidays there’s a good chance it means you’ll be driving there. Road journeys are great fun, but it does usually mean a long stretch of time with the all family members in a confined space. We’ve put together our favourite recipes to keep tummies full and to ensure there’s a smile on every face. So while you play eye-spy for the hundredth time, snack on something delicious with our padkos ideas… it’s bound to make the trip whizz by!


Tasty Savoury Snacks

Herby Cheese Straws

Tuck into these golden brown straws of cheesy goodness.

Herby Cheese Straw Recipe

Spinach, Lamb and Feta Gozleme

Gözleme is a savoury traditional Turkish flatbread, made of hand-rolled dough that is lightly brushed with butter and eggs. You can fill with anything you like really and it’s so much tastier than a petrol station sandwich, trust us!

Recipe for Gozleme

padkos ideas kebabs
padkos ideas picnic loaf

Chipotle, Pineapple and Honey Kebabs

These killer mini kebabs are sweet, spicy and are make a perfect snack for a road trip or picnic.

Honey Kebab Recipe

Picnic Loaf

Nevermind making a regular sandwich, how about stuffing the loaf!

Picnic Loaf Recipe

padkos ideas Scotch eggs
padkos ideas muffins

Boerewors Scotch Eggs

Taking Scotch eggs to a new level by wrapping in boerewors. A great road trip or picnic snack.

Scotch Egg Recipe

Spinach Red Pepper and Cheese Muffins

Spinach and Cheese Muffin Recipe

Padkos ideas Pies
padkos ideas chicken dippers

Leek and Goats Cheese Hand Pies

Hand pies are just the right size for picnics and these classic flavour combinations give you bite-size enjoyment!

Leek and Goats Cheese Pie Recipe

Chicken Dippers

A delicious snack or platter idea for informal entertaining. Combine with a generous salad and you have a perfect lunch or dinner option.

Chicken Dippers Recipe

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Make breakfast on the road an all-in-one affair. These cheesy bacon muffins have a whole egg baked into the centre, ideal for a quick and tasty roadside stop. Delicious, nutritious and filling

Recipe for these Egg, Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Muffins


Tomatoes are notorious for making sandwiches soggy; we solve that problem by making them into a delish tomato and red onion relish instead.

Recipe for these Mature Cheddar with Tomato & Red Onion Relish Sourdough Sarmies

padkos ideas
padkos ideas


These drumsticks are the perfect filling bite for your lunchtime roadside stop and will also make for a tasty addition to a summery picnic when you reach your holiday destination.

Recipe for these Spicy Korean Drumsticks


These tasty brownies are great for road trip snacks; with the added benefit of chickpeas for protein and no refined sugar, your kids will love them. One of the best padkos ideas you’ve had!

Recipe for these Chickpea Pecan Brownies


Delicious, crispy little pea bites that are perfect road trip snack. Don’t even have to heat these bad boys up, they’re even delicious cold.

Recipe for Fritters


Curry-spiced roasted nuts are delicious served as a snack! We topped them over bruschetta and a dollop of guac but on a road trip, the snacks are probably best alone. The perfect padkos idea.

Recipe for Masala-Spiced Nuts

Sweet Snacks

You always need something sweet to get you to the end of the trip.

Polenta, Blueberry and Coconut Muffins

Deliciously moist and tender muffins with sweet blueberries. The polenta adds a lovely bit of texture and makes this a really substantial muffin that is great for snacking and lunchboxes.

Recipe for Polenta, Blueberry and Coconut Muffins

On The Road Horlicks Crunchies

An epic crunchie can save even the worst cup of garage coffee. Our version is hopped up with chocolate Horlicks for added awesomeness. The perfect early morning start to the road trip adventure.

Horlicks Crunchie Recipe

Date & Almond Butter Granola Bars

Tuck into these deliciously more-ish granola bars packed with healthy fats to keep those blood sugars up for the long drive.

Recipe for Date & Almond Butter Granola Bars

Pasteli Greek Energy Bars

Just because you’re roadtripping, doesn’t mean you have to only eat junk food. These Greek energy bars are back with nuts and natural sugars and will leave you feeling satiated for longer.

Recipe for Greek Energy Bars

Homemade Fruit Gummies

A healthy alternative to sugary snacks.

Recipe for Homemade Fruit Gummies

Peanut Butter & Honey Rusks

Save these for your coffee break!

Recipe for Peanut Butter & Honey Rusks 

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Something sweet to reward you after a long trip.

Recipe for Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Giant Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Don’t expect to have any left by the end you reach your destination!

Recipe for Giant Oatmeal Cookies

Travelling with kids this holiday season? Check out our helpful tips for your journey

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