Inspired by an insane sugar-craving in the Adirondacks Great Range, I dreamed up these cookies with my hiking partner, Scott. They’re easy to make, and most (if not all) of the ingredients can be used for other backcountry meals. I’m sure something like this exists already, so feel free to share your ideas, variations, and other recipes in the comments.
[All measurements are approximates; serves one hungry camper who “would seriously kill someone for a damn cookie right now”]
1/3 cup Instant Oatmeal (unflavored)
1 tbsp Powdered Milk
A fist-full of Chocolate Chips (seriously, what unit of measurement do you use for these things?)
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
Optional: Vanilla Extract, Instant Coffee (for you caffeine-fiends), Dried Banana Chips
Note: You could easily substitute the chocolate chips for other snacks you may have on hand (granola bars, protein bars, trail mix, etc)
Directions: Put all ingredients in bowl, add hot water and stir until thick, sticky mass (or, boil small amount of water, add ingredients into pot). Shove in your face, raise your hands up, and scream jubilance to the gods. You could probably do it with cold water too if you needed.
By the way, it’ll look like mud. Delicious, delicious mud.
This meal is in no way a part of a balanced diet, but if you’re sitting on the side of a bear-infested, humid mountain in the middle of black-fly season, you’re likely not a balanced person.
Written by Chris, who is a pretty awful cook.