Gorp...that's what my dad called it when he taught us how to make trail mix as kids. He said it stood for Grape Nuts, OfCourseChocolate, Raisins, Peanuts and Seeds. (So I guess it was GORPS.) Anyway, that was his recipe. Then we'd hit the hills and hike and a big bag of this munchable snack kept us happy all afternoon. Call it whatever you like...the key is combining sweet, salty and a punch of protein. The classic mix contains raisins, nuts and chocolate but Brittany switches in chickpeas for a superboost of longlasting energy. Stuff this snack in your pocket on the trail, on the road, at a concert or just in a big bowl in the kitchen...it's crazy addictable so double up the recipe! :)
What's your favorite trail mix recipe? What other snacks do you take on the trail (or on the road)? Where's the best place you ever went hiking? :)
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