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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In one bowl, thoroughly mix the following ingredients:
    • 2 cups of oats
    • 1 cup of dried fruit (craisins, for example)
    • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
    • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
    • 2 scoops of whey protein powder
  • In a second bowl, thoroughly mix the following ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup of honey
    • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
    • 2 eggs
  • Thoroughly mix the contents of the two bowls together
  • Grease an 8x8 baking pan and press the mixture into the pan
  • Let sit 10 minutes
  • Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes
  • Let cool and cut into squares or rectangles or whatever suits your fancy

They'll keep for at least a couple of weeks, and will do their job keeping you on the trail.


For more trail cooking recipes and ideas, check out TrailCooking.com. We've spent time on the trail with Sarah, who started the site, and her energetic son Ford. They're good folks, and Sarah has put together one of the best options out there for good trail food.


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