10 Nutritious Gifts for Backpackers and Hikers

Surprise your family, friends and hiking buddies with beautifully made and truly useful gifts created right from your own kitchen. Try these great recipes at home for some very tasty edible gifts:

1. Cranberry Orange Granola

Granola is an essential ingredient in many snacks, especially those meant for hiking or backpacking.

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2. Date Pecan No-Bake Energy Bites

There are only three ingredients in these super healthy energy bites. These snacks are jam-packed with energy, just perfect for a long day on the trail.

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3. Beef Jerky

Jerky is the absolute champion of all available hiking snacks. These thin strips of dried beef are very lightweight, easy to pack and provide the perfect balance of fat, proteins and carbohydrates.

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4. Fruit Leather Rolls

Fruit leather rolls are a very delicious and healthy snack, appealing to both kids and adults. Make a big batch since they tend to disappear from the plate very quickly.

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5. Puffed Amaranth and Peanut Butter Bars

These gluten-free bars are one of my favorites and make for the perfect vegan treat. They are so delicious; you can’t get enough of them!

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6. Apricot Pistachio “Salami”

This snack is made up of dried fruits, berries, nuts and seeds for a tasty trail-mix, the perfect portable fuel for your hike. This classic, old-fashioned snack is made into “salami” for easy packing.

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7. White Chocolate Fudge

Corn flakes, dates and seeds combined together to make the perfect sweet treat to get you through your hike.

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8. Cinnamon Apple Chips

These crisp and tasty treats are easy-to-make and provide a good nutritious snack for anyone setting out on the trail.

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9. Dried Citrus Rings

Our dried orange, grapefruit and tangerine wheels make for very tasty hiking snacks and can do double-duty as unique decorations for your Xmas tree.

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10. Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut butter snacks have already placed first on a hiker’s list of go-to foods. These small sweet cubes are packed with calories and provide a much-needed energy boost to sustain you for a long day’s hike.

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  1. Joie Gahum on September 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Wow. Im thinking of roadeavour tools. Food would be awesome as well.

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