Over the Thanksgiving Holiday our family was MIA from the digital world as we spent 8 days camping out in the Big Bend State Park in West Texas.  A place that is filled with amazing views and smack dab in the Chihuahuan Desert.  

Planning for a week in the wilderness consists of making sure you have the proper gear for weather that you may encounter, but more importantly finding the best food options for quick energy on grueling hikes is most important to me.  I get bored so easy when we are camping out and living on backpacker meals and dairy-free snacks, so when we went shopping for our daily lunch/snacks I opted to put together my mixture of sweet and salty that would leave me satiated when I wanted to indulge a bit in a little something extra for a punch of calories and energy!

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup Walnut halves
  • 1 cup Pecan haves
  • 1 cup Honey sweetened Sesame Sticks
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate covered Espresso Beans
  • 1 cup Toasted Coconut with Sea Salt

Mix all together in a large plastic container and store until ready to eat.  For backpacking, we find it easy to just separate it into the number of days of the trip to be able to grab and slip into the day-pack and go.  You can certainly add more options, but this is quick and simple mix of sweet and salty snack.


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