LOTM: A Necessity


Let's pretend this is you.
 First of all, congrats. You are pretty awesome.
You are out in the wilderness, backpacking to your heart's content. You're a total backpacking machine. Good for you. It's just you, the trail, and... some chocolate!

Let's be honest, peeps. Chocolate is a necessity. It just is. Don't try to argue with me, you know I'm right. So of course, every backpacker needs to find a way to incorporate chocolate into their daily diet. Okay maybe every other day.
I mean seriously, we can't just leave this kind of chocolaty goodness behind!
Hot chocolate is great and all, but what about those days where you just hiked 20 miles, you're a sweaty mess, and just looking at something hot makes you so irritated that you could throw it against a tree? It happens. 

That's where chocolate pudding comes to the rescue! This recipe will make anyone sleep soundly after a long, hard trek.  All you need is:
1 3oz box of instant chocolate pudding
2/3 cup of powdered milk
1/4 cup of chopped pecans/walnuts
1/4 cup of mini marshmallows

When you're at home you just combine the pudding and powdered milk in a zip lock bag, and carry the nuts and marshmallows in another bag. Then on the trail all you have to do is add 2 cups of water, and top off your pudding with the marshmallows and nuts after it's set.

BOOM. You're welcome.

Don't forget to head on over to Gentri's blog to find out who won the giveaway!
Now go check out what the other ladies have in store for you!


Gentri said...

mmm! Yummy!! :D Perfect way to cool off after an awesome hike!

Bret said...

is it barbaric to make this at home? because i think i'm going to make this at home...

Anonymous said...

Yummmyyyy! I love me some hot chocolate.. and chocolate pudding and chocolate everything.

Rhubarbarians said...

I think this might be a relaxing "after work" snack too!


sweet harvest moon said...

Sounds delicious!

Bev said...

I swear you and another bloggette helped us out with some on the spot cooking tips! I love this... thanks for sharing!

And is it bad that I'm getting really frustrated with if I would choose the scrummy hot chocolate with the marshmallows or the whipped cream?!?!

Meghan said...

Oh my so many marshmallows. Can't have hot chocolate without the mallows! Mmmmm.

The Adventurer said...


Also - thanks for that encouragement. I am awesome for being in the wilderness... you know... when I actually am.

Which isn't now... but when I am I'll soooo remember this!

Felicia said...

Sounds delicious, I'll have to try it soon!

Fay Heather said...

This is an awesome post :)
Chocolate and marshmallows are always good!

Diana, Down Home Traveler said...

Yum! That sounds really good! I'll have to try it!