When you’re out having a good time, you’ll need to eat many calories. Many hikers make this mistake when packing. I often forget to pack enough fat on the trail and end up regretting it. There’s just so much trail mix one can consume in a single day. I’ve recently started delivering high-octane cookies to the peaks in Juneau, Alaska, where I live and work. Baking is not an option for someone who lives in an automobile. As a result, no-bake cookies have become a favorite of mine.

We put these recipes to the test on a three-hour trip up and down Mount Juneau, which included a 3,000-foot ascent in just three miles and a quick stop at a pond to cool off. We were pretty much drained at the midway point because it was 85 degrees and sunny. 

Later that day, we doubled up on dessert and went for a nature picture session by a waterfall. The cookies were successful in their mission. We were exhausted when we sat down, but we felt like we could climb three more mountains after eating.

The first recipe serves as a foundation. Feel free to add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or powdered milk to make them even more delicious. Whatever tastes nice in another cookie will taste good in this one.

Peakbagger’s Cookies

  • 3 packets of instant oatmeal 
  • 5 of tbsp butter (salted)
  • 1 of tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 of tsp cinnamon
  • 1 of tbsp water

Chocolate Mocha Cookies

  • 3 packets of regular instant oatmeal
  • 5 of tbsp salted butter
  • 3 of tbsp cocoa mix
  • 1 of tsp vanilla
  • 1 of tsp instant coffee
  • 1/2 og tbsp water

Chocolate Coconut

  • 3 packets of regular instant oatmeal
  • 3 of tbsp cocoa mix
  • 5 of tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 of tbsp water
  • A handful coconut flakes
  • A handful chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Raisin

  • 3 packets of regular instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 of tbsp water
  • 2 of tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 of tbsp salted butter
  • Handful raisins

Extra-Calorie Cookies

  • 3 packets of regular instant oatmeal
  • 2 of tbsp powdered milk
  • 2 of bsp peanut butter
  • 4 of tbsp salted butter
  • Handful walnuts

If you have the ingredients mentioned above, all you have to do is combine them and mix them until they get a cookie-like consistency. After that, shape them into a cookie, and they’re ready to eat almost immediately. 

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