Trip Treats

Boats booked, nautical charts bought, guidebook pages photocopied and stored in waterproof map bag with the compass and tide tables – check, check, check. Clothes, tent and sleeping bags are piling up on the basement floor beside the dry bags. Beef jerky is marinating, biscotti are browning and yogurt is drying. Yup, we’re prepping for another adventure – sea kayaking with a couple of friends.
A yummy peanut chocolate indulgence! (Photo: Megan Kopp)
No matter what kind of trip you’re planning, you always need the basics: food, water, shelter, clothing, some mode of transport – even if it’s just your own two feet – and navigational tools. But what makes the trip even better sometimes are the little luxuries – a small pillow, a flask of wine, or a bagful of homemade candy. Peanut chocolate chews are so easy to make – and eat – it’s ridiculous. And they’re also quick energy for those mid-afternoon lulls!
Peanut  Chocolate Chews
  1. Line a cookie tray with tin foil.
  2. Melt one cup honey and two cups chocolate chips in top of double boiler. Stir frequently.
  3. Chop 2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts.
  4. Measure one cup natural peanut butter.
  5. Take honey/chocolate mix off heat and stir in peanut butter and nuts.
  6. Spread on cookie tray and let cool.
  7. Cut into small squares and freeze on tray before bagging in a resealable container (prevents clumping together of individual pieces).

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