Snacks for the Racks: Your Black Friday Survival Plan

Gear up for the relentless sifting and sorting on Black Friday by stocking your purse or pockets with these on-the-go treats.
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You may work up a sweat as you consume as many forkfuls of mashed potatoes as humanly possible on Thursday, but that's nothing compared to how you'll feel when the real work begins: Black Friday shopping. Gear up for the relentless sifting and sorting by stocking your purse or pockets with these on-the-go treats. While Tupperware containers of Thanksgiving leftovers won't keep in your purse or the car, these convenient bites will. And they're quick to prep after the Thanksgiving madness — and they'll keep you energized from store to store.

As you hold hangers and boxes in one hand, wield a little sustenance in the other. Filled with dried fruits, oats and sunflower seeds, these  Fully Loaded Snack Bars are just the thing to get you through until checkout.

Giada de Laurentiis's Goji Berry Trail Mix as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Throw a handful of this crunchy  Goji Berry Trail Mix into a plastic baggie for easy grazing as you browse.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Chocolate, Pretzel Cereal Treats for KIDS/THANKSGIVING/CAMP CUTTHROAT, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

After you've spent hours hounding the best deals, a quick sugar rush is the only thing that'll help you power through. These crunchy, sweet-and-salty Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Pretzel Cereal Treats have a little of everything going for them, and a little nosh will ensure you nab every deal before heading home.

The adults in the house may be knee-deep in cooking and cleaning before and after Thanksgiving, but the kids can pitch in to make this easy snack. These  Puffed Rice Snowballs are a healthy riff on rice cereal marshmallow treats, and kids, total pros at rolling snowballs, can help form the easy-to-eat treats.

Happy shopping (and snacking)!
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