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Tasty, high energy snacks for camping and hiking

Sandy Smith is a food writer, editor, recipe developer, and pastry chef. She lives in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley with her awesome family of painfully honest, unfailingly supportive taste-testers.

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From SheKnows Canada
Who says camping and hiking snacks have to be bland and boring? Not us. We have a few recipes for delicious high-energy snacks that you must try on your next hiking and camping adventure. These tasty snacks are easy to bake and won't be too messy while you are out enjoying the wilderness. So for your next outing, pack plenty of water and these nutrient-dense treats -- the only problem you'll have is not packing enough!

S'MORES GRANOLA MUNCH MIX

Makes about 6-1/2 cups

Who said S'mores are just for dessert? Mix up a batch of this delicious S'mores Granola Munch Mix to take along on your next camping trip -- it's perfect if the weather is less than cooperative while roughing it. For a fire-free S'more, give this mix a try!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp turbinado sugar (or raw cane sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and grease a large rimmed baking sheet with butter or non-stick pan spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almonds, brown sugar, honey, oil, turbinado sugar (or raw cane sugar), almond extract and cinnamon. Toss to coat all ingredients.
  3. Pour oat mixture out onto baking sheet and use a spatula to smooth it down, covering the entire sheet. Bake for one hour and 15 minutes, stirring the oat mixture every 15 minutes. The mixture will turn golden brown and dry out as it bakes. It will firm up as it cools.
  4. Leave mix on baking sheet until completely cool then pour into a large mixing bowl. Break up any large clumps. Add cereal, chocolate chips and marshmallows, stirring gently to combine. Mix will keep for at least a week at room temperature in a tightly sealed, airtight container.

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