Campworthy: Grab Bag Energy Bites


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Recipe 1: Grab Bag Bites

Submitted by: Brenda
Hometown: Anchorage, AK

What do you love about this recipe? Let’s be honest: plain trail mix gets so boring. I love this recipe because you can modify it to your likeness. Don’t like peanuts? Don’t add ‘em. Want a 9 to 10 ratio of chocolate? Do it. These snack bites are great for the trail, long road trips, or just trying to make it to lunchtime at work. They’re loaded with protein and free of gluten.

Campworthy hosts making grab bag energy bites


  • 3/4 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (can sub maple syrup)
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup each: sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds), raisins, chopped walnuts, and chopped peanuts or almonds
  • 1/4 cup regular chocolate chips (or white chocolate chips!)


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Form contents into palm sized balls and store. Take them out and enjoy them on the trail and if you have left over when you’re done camping, they freeze great!

Hand rolling energy bites

Recipe 2: Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

(Also featured in this episode)


  • 2 packets of your favorite instant hot cocoa mix
  • 2 cups of water or milk
  • 4 ounces of tequila
  • Cinnamon and cayenne


  • Heat water or milk to a boil.
  • Pour a hot cocoa mix into each mug, and add in half of the hot water or milk into each and stir.
  • Add tequila (to taste ; )
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and cayenne on top (to taste ; )
  • Enjoy in your favorite insulated mug!



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