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Field Gourmet – Trail Bar Recipe from Hill People Gear

Finally, something we can all sink our teeth into. This Trail Bar recipe comes from Hill People Gear. These folks don’t just create awesome backcountry living systems but they live the lifestyle that spawns their gear. Here’s the recipe:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In one bowl, thoroughly mix the following ingredients:
2 cups of oats
1 cup of dried fruit (craisins, for example)
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
2 scoops of whey protein powder

In a second bowl, thoroughly mix the following ingredients:
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2 eggs

Thoroughly mix the contents of the two bowls together

Grease an 8×8 baking pan and press the mixture into the pan

Let sit 10 minutes

Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes

Let cool and cut into squares or rectangles or whatever suits your fancy

They’ll keep for at least a couple of weeks, and will do their job keeping you on the trail.

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5 Responses to “Field Gourmet – Trail Bar Recipe from Hill People Gear”

  1. Trajan says:

    Looks good. What flavor of whey is recommended?

  2. JDT says:

    I made this recipe about a year ago. Very tasty. I just used the chocolate protein powder I had on hand for post-exercise consumption.

  3. P. Turpin says:

    My wife made these for me back in September when my partner and I launched out for a five day treck through the Eastern Sierras. These are extremely good and provide enough energy for several hours of activity. I was humping a Eberlestock Destroyer ruck (70 lbs) and wearing one of the Hill People Gear Kit Bag chest rigs with my essentials in it. If you haven’t looked at the HPG products you are missing out. We started at 8,000 feet and crested the pass at close to 12,000. THe rest of the week was a slow descent into Kings Canyon. My point is we were burning a lot of energy. These bars really helped.

  4. Patrick says:

    These things pack some serious energy, They’re great warmed up over the wood stove with a mug of coffee. They’ll definitely get you down the trail, and aren’t loaded down with crap like a lot of the store bought bars.

  5. m5 says:

    Any idea with which non-animal product I could replace the eggs with?