Hi mom, Welcome to Cooktophia, now we will make Delicious GORP Recipe. With a little sweet and savory taste in every bite, GORP is a snack mix that my family devours every time we make it. Lucky for all of us, it’s an easy and hassle-free combination.
Delicious GORP Recipe is the classic track mix that you probably remember from childhood and I’m happy to report that it’s just as delicious as I remember. Whether it’s a quick road trip, a movie night, or a longer camping trip, GORP has always been a favorite of all of us.
What is Delicious GORP Recipe
GORP is an acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts” which was, according to some, the first trail mix. Chocolate is traditionally included in most GORP recipes. Today, the combination of GORP and trail is somewhat synonymous.
I grew up eating GORP when my family was on the go. Some of the variations on this recipe have always been a great combination of our picks. Usually, my family made a mixture of peanuts, raisins, and m&ms or chocolate chips.
I’ve been traveling a lot for the past 6 weeks and constantly need quick, easy and delicious snacks to enjoy on the go. There are a lot of prepackaged snacks available these days, but GORP has remained my go-to travel-friendly snack a lot.
Trail Mix is the perfect sweet and savory snack for long days of driving, or for days spent on the go exploring a new city.
Delicious GORP Recipe is probably the go-to food for travel (and snack hikers have taken long hauls) because it’s easy to pack and carry and doesn’t spoil. Fortunately, it’s also very nutritious for comfort food!
The combination of dried fruits for energy and nuts for protein and fats help keep hunger at bay and keep you from traveling all day.
However, GORP is also one of my favorite snacks for a night out or in my bag on a long day of running errands. Easy to fit into ziploc bags or small serving containers, this stretchy mix is also perfect for packing into lunches and tucking into backpacks.
This easy-to-use square tin of snack mix has a regular spot in my camper kitchen and we all reach for it often. I’ve probably mixed up a batch of GORP at least once if not twice a week all summer long.
Delicious GORP Recipe
Over the years, I’ve made countless combinations of track mixes, some of which have been fictional and some not so much. I always go back to my favorite four basic ingredients: nuts, raisins, m&ms, and honey nut.
Cheerios honey and walnut is a must for me. I love the sweet crunch and it helps keep it a little lighter. Not that I’m a calorie-counting girl, but I don’t like feeling lethargic if I snack in an appropriately sized bowl.
I also find that adding grains in my GORP, compared to the kind that only contains nuts and raisins, makes for a more satisfying variety of textures and tastes.
To make Delicious GORP Recipe, you simply combine walnut Cheerios, honey, raisins, nuts, and M&Ms in a bowl and mix well. Grab a snack right away or stash it in the pantry until your next craving.
If you are not a fan of peanuts or are attentive to a peanut allergy, feel free to try using different types of nuts in this recipe. I love the variety of using the mixed nuts mix in my snack mix, myself. It would also taste good with all almonds or all cashews.
I store my snack mix in an old Costco mixed nuts container. I suppose I could say a “recycled” or “repurposed” container and be more modern that way.
But honestly? I just love Costco’s square-sided containers for their space-saving storage and the fact that they’re something I actually buy and can reuse. I store flour, sugars, nuts, dried fruits, and countless other pantry items in these handy containers.
This pass mix includes chocolate fudge, so be sure to store your relishing mix in a cool enough place so the chocolate doesn’t melt.
Having said that, I have brought GORP with me in a lot of hot cars and I was fine. Sure, M&Ms might get a little soft in your hand, but that’s part of the fun!
Delicious GORP Recipe trail mix
While GORP is the original, simpler, and truly the most popular trail mix of my life, I really enjoy every variety of trail mix you can make. I tried adding bits of granola to my trail mix and loved the added flavor and crunch of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola.
Speaking of granola, did you know that you can make granola in a crock pot?? This was an epiphany for me last year, and I may never use the oven again to make granola.
Slow-cooker granola is a lifesaver when I want homemade granola for summer. I no longer have to light the oven and subject my family to more heat when it’s hot outside. We can have granola and granola mixes all year round.
I’m usually a pretty simple girl when it comes to my trail mix, which is why GORP will probably continue to hold the number one spot in my heart. However, I do love the combination of fancy and fun snacks now and then.
This Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Trail mix looks amazing and I can’t wait to mix up a batch at our next family game night. You can never go wrong with combining cherry and chocolate flavors.
I’m also intrigued by the inclusion of crunchy chickpeas in my roasted chickpea snack mix and have added it to my list to do so on a future road trip.
Kitchen tip: I’m using these measuring cups and these containers (see above) to make this recipe.
How to create Delicious GORP Recipe
- Combine the Cheerios, raisins, nuts, and candy in a large bowl.
- Stir well until well blended.
- Transfer to an airtight container or individually compartment closed zip bags.
- Combine the Cheerios, raisins, nuts, and candy in a large bowl. Stir well until well blended. Transfer to an airtight container or individually compartment closed zip bags. Enjoy!
Calories: 198Calories · Carbohydrates: 28g · protein: 3g · Fat: 9g · Saturated fat: 2g · Cholesterol: 2mg · sodium: 41mg · Potassium: 218mg · the basic: 2g · sugar: 9g · Vitamin A: 180IU · Vitamin C: 1.9mg · Calcium: 47mg · iron: 2.5mg