GORP, standing for “Good Old Raisin’s and Peanuts”, is a backpackers best friend.  This simple snack provides important sugars, fats and proteins that your body needs while trekking.  The best part of GORP is that EVERYONE can make it, you don’t need to bake or cook at all, and the best GORP recipes tend to be those that happen by accident.  All you do is mix whatever you want together, and bam! A delicious, crunchy, sweet, salty and whatever you desire trail-mix. Meet your new best friend.  When in need of energy, GORP is always reliable and offers a  surprise in every handful.

On the Road’s Basic GORP Recipe (make any substitutions you desire)

  • 3 cups cheerios
  • 1 cup mix of peanuts, walnuts and/or almonds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup peanut butter m&m
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Tropical GORP

  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple
  • 1/2 cup dried mango
  • 1 cup banana chips
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 3 cups granola

Dark chocolate, berry and mixed-nut GORP

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate (or semi-sweet or bitter sweet) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate covered raisins

There are so so so many more GORP recipes, I will update later with more! Feel free to send me your favorites and I will post them 🙂 Happy eating!

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