The Perfect Snack for Camping – Granola Bites

Granola Bites

We went camping a few weeks ago and I was thinking of something quick and easy I could make for us to snack on.  I saw this recipe on Molly’s blog (which I love by the way!)  These were perfect for snacking on in the car, in between meals, or while hiking.

Granola Bar Bites (slightly  adapted from Molly)

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped up pecans

I doubled the recipe and added some pecans.  I also found I needed a bit more almond butter and honey to make everything stick a bit better.  You can use whatever you have in your pantry.  Walnuts, chocolate chips, anything really.

In a bowl stir together the rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.  Add the almond butter, honey, raisins and nuts if you like.  Roll into balls.  DONE.

A few photos from our camping trip.  We spent two nights at Wapiti, just outside Jasper, Alberta.

KettleJames on top of a Mountain S'mores Hiking BootsBreakfastCorn Bread & BeansMountain James



DIY S’mores Kit

IMG_3695 James made me this s’mores kit for a Christmas gift (I know I’m super late blogging about this) and it was perfect because Christmas morning we make a fire, sip coffee and baileys, listen to Christmas music and open gifts.  James may have the advantage to making an awesome s’mores kit because he silk screened the box in our basement and my amazing and talented sister in-law Rebecca made special chocolate and marshmallows for me.  Maple Bacon Chocolate Bars and Bourbon Marshmallows, all home made.  Ah-mah-zing ! Rebecca owns a chocolate company, caters, makes birthday and weddings cakes and sweet gifts like this for her family and friends.  I am lucky.

IMG_3630IMG_3697 copyAll you really need to make this fun gift is a large box, which was purchased at Michael’s or any craft store for cheap, graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate and roasting sticks which can be found at any camping store.  Its fun to decorate the box whether it be by silk screen, stamps, or simply drawing/writing on it with a sharpie.  I can’t wait for the summer, even though roasting inside is sweet too.