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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2008, 12:33 pm 
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Are there any recipes for baked goods that will remain soft or chewy even when cold/frozen? Something like a bagel that you won't break a tooth on, or a cookie or muffin that won't shatter, or a loaf of bread that you can still cut without a saw? I'm thinking about the sort of thing you would eat on the trail, when you don't want to heat things up.

I know that crackers, pita bread, hard tack, and other things with very little moisture aren't much affected by cold. Can the moisture in muffins or cookies be replaced by honey or lard or something that stays pliable below zero? It doesn't have to be healthy; plenty of calories are a plus.


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2008, 6:59 pm 
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homemade energy bars are your best bet or snacks such as moose goo

things like muffins and cookies don't bake well without moisture

one thing I suggest is keeping your bar or cookies in a ziplock inside your jacket while hiking - this will keep it pliable


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I'll second Laurie's comment about an inside pocket as an excellent way to do this. Another trick I use is to put my lunch in my daypack along with a couple of Nalgene filled with hot drinks. Wrap everything inside your belay jacket or spare fleece and your good to go for an entire day.


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even though that is a little heavy TonyCC, you have a great idea there


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I just cut stuff up into small pieces and pop them in my mouth whenever I want. (various types of bars, suasage meat, etc).


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I made these energy bars when we went to the Winter gathering a few weeks ago to share with everyone and we brought thenm out with us during our snowshoe hike. We where out for about five hours on a nice day and they remained chewy and yummy.

Energy Bars

1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup sun flower seeds
1/2 cup each dried fruit - dates, cranberries, raisins

Blend together 1/2 cup non fat powdered milk and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and add to mixture
Stir together 1/2 cup maple syrup and two eggs then add to dry ingredients
Place in pan and bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes

I double recipe and bake in a 9x13 pan


I did not have any cranberries for the batch I made for the gathering so I substituted with coconut.


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Thank you for the ideas, everyone. I've done the 'inside pocket' thing before, and while it is effective, I was just looking for an alternative for more of a group situation where it would be nice to be able to pull out some bars or such as a surprise on day 2 or 3 without having to walk around with a big bag of food in my coat all day - especially if the bag was frozen to begin with!

I like the idea of the energy bars, and the moose goo recipes included a similar recipe, so I think that I'll give those a try. If there are any other ideas, I'm all ears...


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OK...what is moose goo? :o

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splashdancer...
here is a link to moose goo

http://www.ultralightbackpacker.com/moo ... l#MooseGoo

I have something that is similar but incorporates nuts and other ingredients, in Fork, called Monkey Gunk (page 118)


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I did not have any cranberries for the batch I made for the gathering so I substituted with coconut.


using warm-weather fruits keep the chill off energy bars - :lol:

we used to eat "scotch squares" as kids, oats and butter and sugar I think - dry as dirt but filling and i doubt they could ever freeze, or that you could tell the difference (but they'd need to be kept in a hard-sided container)

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a fellow backpacker that I know from another forum posted this recipe (we are having the same discussion)

Date-Nut Balls
No Bake

2 sticks margarine
1 cup sugar, can be brown or white.
8 oz. chopped dates, fine
1 cup freshly chopped pecans
2 cup Rice Krispies
Powdered sugar

Melt margarine in large pan over low heat. Add sugar and dates and bring to simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer for 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Add pecans and Rice Krispies and mix well. Allow mixture to cool till it can be handled. Roll into 1 inch balls and cool completely. A mellon ball scoop can be used. Then roll in powdered sugar.

alternatives: dried cherries, or cranberries. different nuts.


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2008, 10:39 pm 
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Just to provide some closure to this thread: while on my last winter trip, one of the other campers pulled out a loaf of Orange Slice Cake, which remained moist and chewy even well below freezing. It may have been all the gelatin in the orange candies, but it was not at all dry or crumbly. I've made it since, and added other dried fruit to good effect.


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