June 4, 2017

Bear Scat Cookies

Courtesy of Lauren Koshere -
While hiking in Yellowstone's Gallatin Range, Lauren Koshere once spotted a grizzly about a hundred yards from her. Fortunately, she only had to reckon with the bear's scat in the trail after it ran away in the opposite direction. These cookies bring back memories of that encounter, one of her favorite backcountry experiences.

Ingredients:
  • 3 Tbsp powdered milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (non-natural works best)
  • 1 1/2 cups of quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cups of pecan pieces
Directions:

At Home: 

  • Measure and mix dry ingredients (powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar and salt).

On the trail:

  • Put pre-measured dry ingredients into your Jetboil with water and peanut butter.  Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Turn off stove.  Immediately add quick oats and pecan pieces.  Blend well.
  • Spoon rounded teaspoons of dough onto a spare plate or any other flat surface.  Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
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