GORPG O R P Recipes


Trail Mix Recipes


Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts

1 cup salted peanuts or dry roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


Trail Peak Trail Mix--Philmont Training Center

1 cup Chex cereal, rice, corn, wheat or mixed
1 cup M & M's
1 cup salted peanuts (or dried roasted peanuts)
1 cup raisins

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


Mixed GORP

1 cup mixed nuts (or dry roasted mixed nuts)
1 cup dried Fruit Bits
1 cup M&Ms;
1 cup roasted sunflower kernels

Mix in a large Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


GORP M & M--Backpacker Magazine

1 cup salted peanuts (or dry roasted peanuts)

1 cup raisins
1 cup M & MÕs

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


Good-for-you-GORP--Backpacker Magazine

2 1/2 cups low-fat granola
1 cup dried pears
1/2 cup M & M's

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


Donny's Mix--Donny Shaheen, Bag

1 cup Pretzels
1 cup Chex Mix
1 cup nuts
1 cup M & MÕs

Mix and eat and share with your buddies


Sunny GORP--Backpacker Magazine

1 cup salted peanuts (or dried roasted peanuts)
1 cup raisins
1 cup roasted sunflower kernels
1 cup M & MÕs

Mix in a large Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


People Chow--Dave Corson, ONEPOT

1 pkg semi sweet morsels
1 cup Peanut Butter
1 stick margarine
1 box Crispex cereal
1 lb Powdered sugar

Melt semi sweet morsels, peanut butter and margarine over low heat. Stir in cereal until well coated. Place powdered sugar in grocery sack and then put Òthe mixture" into the bag and shake until well coated. The chow that is, not you.

Energy Balls--The Leader, June/July 1994

Nothing re-charges the body and encourages tired hikers faster than a quick snack on the trail. Try these "energy balls".

Mix together
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup peanut butter,
1 3/4 cups chopped figs, and
1 cup chopped apricots.

Roll into balls. Recipe should make about 33 servings, (Calories per serving: 72; shelf life: 14 days.)


Heidi's Trail Mix

1 cup dry cereal (Cheerios, Chex, etc.)
1 cup peanuts or soy nuts
1 handful pretzel sticks
1 cup raisins
1 handful of dried fruit (optional)

Mix in a Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


Mac GORP--Backpacker Magazine

1/2 cup mixed nuts
1/2 cup Macadamia nuts
1 cup dried Fruit Bits
1 cup M & M's
1 cup roasted sunflower kernels

Mix in a large Zip lock bag and eat on the trail.


Tom Brokaw's Granola GORP

Backpacker Magazine

1 cup pitted dates, prunes, raisins or other dried fruit
4 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil

Snip fruit into small pieces and set aside. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a sauce pan, stir together honey and oil and heat to boil. Pour over dry ingredients, and mix. Spread onto two 10"x15" baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes at 325o F, stirring occasionally. Add fruit once the granola is cool.


GORP Balls--Helen Singh The Leader, April 1984

1/3 cup each raisins, apples, apricots, dates & coconut.
1/2 cup sesame seeds,
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cups peanuts.

For the glue, use 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup honey and 1/2 cup peanut butter.


SAM's Mix--Dennis A. Schmitt

1 big box cheese fish crackers or 1 box Chex Mix,
1 @1 lb. bag M & MÕs
1/2 LB raisins
1 jar Planter's Dry Roasted Peanuts

Mix in a 2 gallon zip lock bag. Serves one troop.




GORP--The Original Gorp

1 part M & M's
1 part raw peanuts or assorted nuts
1 part Sunkist raisins
Mix ingredients well in a zipper-lock bag.
Yield: Makes 2 pints

Note: If you keep this sealed in a zipper-lock bag, it lasts a year or more.

Sweet and Salty GORP

12 ounces cocktail peanuts
6 ounces dried cranberries
14 ounces Starburst jellybeans
10 ounces M & MÕs (optional)
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag. Yield: 2 1/2 pounds.


Squirrel Mix GORP

1 part raw hulled sunflower seeds
1 part raw whole almonds
2 parts white seedless raisins
Mix ingredients well. All natural, high in fiber, and low in sugar and sodium.


Gorp Delight

I1 part yogurt-covered pretzels
1 part dried banana chips
1 part raw almonds
Mix well.


Michigan GORP

2 parts dried Michigan cherries
1 part almond M & MÕs
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag.


Party GORP

16 Ounces Chex Mix-Bold Party Blend
18 Ounces honey roasted peanuts
22 Ounces M & MÕs
1-1/2 Pounds raisins
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag. Yield: 5 pounds.


Quick GORP

1 part peanuts, cashews, or mixed nuts
1 part Raisinettes or M & MÕs
1 part corn nuts
1 part pretzel nuggets or sticks
1 part Reese's Pieces
1 part dried tropical fruit mix (optional)
Mix well and enjoy!


Gourmet GORP

1 part walnut halves
1 part dried cherries
1 part plain or peanut M & MÕs
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag.


Golden Cashew GORP

1 part plain M & MÕs
1 part golden raisins
1 part salted cashews
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag.


Convenience Store GORP

6 Ounces Goldfish crackers
1 Pound M & MÕs
16 Ounces peanuts (salted, unsalted, honey roasted)
Pour the ingredients into your zipper-lock bag and shake. Yield: 2 1/2 pounds.


Cinnamon-Apple GORP

4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups Grape Nuts cereal
1 cup chopped dried apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup pretzel pieces
Melt the butter in a saucepan on low heat, then stir in the sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Add the Grape Nuts slowly and stir to coat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture onto waxed paper and press it into a solid block, about 1/4-inch thick. Allow to cool, and then break into 1/4-inch nuggets. Put the nuggets in a zipper-lock bag with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Yield: 6 cups.

Note: This mix is very light and only slightly sweet. It makes a good dinner appetizer.


Chocoholic's Dream GORP

2 ounces dried mangoes
2 ounces dried blueberries
2 ounces dried tart Michigan cherries
2 ounces smoked almonds
2 ounces beer nuts
3 ounces white chocolate coins
3 ounces dark chocolate coins
Mix ingredients in a zipper-lock bag. Yield: 1 pound.


Basic Trail Mix
Equal parts of nuts and various dried fruits with additions of chocolate or coconut or salty snacks like pretzels or breakfast cereal.
Let's use a cup for an example.
¥ 1 cup salted peanuts
¥ 1 cup raisins
¥ 1 cup M&Ms
Mix and portion out, remembering that 1 ounce provides 140 calories. Adjust the proportions to taste.

Common Additions:
¥ Dried fruit: raisins, dried apricots, date nuggets, banana chips, apple chips, dried papaya, dried cranberries, and dried cherries.
¥ Nuts and seeds: peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds.
¥ Chocolate and more: M&Ms, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, carob chips, dried coconut
¥ Salty stuff: Pretzels, sesame sticks, oriental rice crackers, salty "party mix" cereal.
¥ Cereals: Any breakfast cereal, granola.




Trail Mix
This came to us from Kristine in Red River, NM. We found it fun for a new twist on a traditional treat to pack in the car or RVÉ

1 box Goldfish¨ crackers (your favorite flavor)

1 box of Teddy Grahams¨ (your favorite flavor)

1 can mixed nuts

1 big bag M&M¨ candies

1 box raisins or sweetened Dried cranberries

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a big spoon. When mixed, use spoon to fill snack size baggies with trail mix. It usually makes about 12-15 bags. Keep in a cool dry place. They are easy to grab for that hike or bike ride, or a ride in the car or RV!


Protein Nutrition Bars

These low-fat bars are rich in fiber and taste great with a light spread of natural peanut butter across the top.

3 1/2 cups quick oats

1 1/2 cups powdered non-fat milk

4 scoops low carb chocolate or vanilla protein powder

1 cup sugar-free maple syrup

2 egg whites, beaten

1/4 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 c. natural applesauce


1. Preheat over to 325 and spray a baking sheet or 9x12 baking dish with non-stick spray. The 9x12 baking dish will yield thicker bars.

2. Mix oats, powdered milk, and protein powder in bowl and blend well.

3. In separate bowl, combine egg whites, orange juice, applesauce, and the sugar-free syrup and blend well.

4. Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients until blended. The consistency will be thick and similar to cookie dough.

5. Spread batter onto pan and bake until edges are crisp and browned.

6. Cut into 10 bars and store in airtight container or freeze.

7. Nutritional Information Per Bar: Calories-157,Carbs-23g,Protein-15g,Fat-.5g,Fiber-4g


Tips: If you find you want a moister bar, use 1/2 cup of natural applesauce.


Kitchen Tip for Low fat Baking: Did you know you can replace the oil in a recipe with an equal amount of applesauce? Applesauce will add the same moisture of fat but not the added calories and it wonÕt alter the flavor.


Heartfelt GORP Recipe


1 part almonds
1 part corn nuts
1 part dried bananas
1 part other dried fruit
1 part Wheat Chex cereal or Goldfish pretzels

Mix ingredients in a zipper-lock bag.



Scout GORP

1 Bag M & Ms
1 Bag M & Ms w/Peanut
1 Bag Reeses Pieces
1 Large can of Peanuts
1 Box of Cheerioes
1 Container of Raisins
1 Box of Crispix cereal
1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows

Equipment: 1 small Trash Bag

1 Box Ziploc sandwich bags

Place all of the ingredients into the trash bag. Shake the bag. Scoop portions into individual sandwich bags.


Red, White, and Blue GORP Recipe

1 part dark blue M & MÕs
1 part white chocolate chips
1 part raisins
1 part Spanish peanuts

Mix ingredients well in a zipper-lock bag.


American Indian GORP Recipe

1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried apple slices
2 cups sugar-coated rice cereal
1 cup raisins
1 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1 cup candy corn pieces
1 cup Goldfish crackers

Mix well. Yield: 8 cups.

Note: This mixture is virtually fat-free.


Brand-Name GORP Recipe

2 parts Planters dry roasted peanuts
1 part Planters dry roasted sunflower kernels
1 part Sun-Maid California golden raisins
1 part M & MÕs
1 part Reese's Pieces

Mix well in a zipper-lock bag and enjoy!


Sweet Trail GORP Recipe

3-1/2 ounces macadamia nuts
10 ounces M & MÕs
12 ounces peanut or almond M & MÕs
12 ounces mixed nuts without peanuts

Mix well in zipper-lock bag. Yield: 2 1/4 pounds.


Spicy Trail GORP Recipe

2 ounces cheese snack chips
1/2 cup smokehouse almonds
1 cup corn nuts

Mix well. Yield: 2 cups.


Cheerios GORP Recipe

1 part M & MÕs
1 part raisins
1 part Cherrios
Mix well in a zipper-lock bag and enjoy!