Top 3 Trail Bar Recipes

Trail bars are a quintessential stable for many backcountry diets, but have you ever considered transforming your trail bar into to a meal?  Eating trail bars for days upon end can get boring, so we invented 3 exciting recipes to elevate the trail bar using backcountry inspired ingredients.

History of trail bars

People who spend time in the outdoors or have busy lifestyles can appreciate the importance of an easy to consume snack that has a long shelf life.  Astronaut food was one of the early forms of energy bars packaged and sold to a mass market, however it wasn’t until 1986 when Powerbar introduced the first commercial energy bar for athletes.  Since the 80’s many, many variations of trail bars have evolved to create an ever expanding category of “snacks for athletes”.

The best energy bars

Just like choosing a car, there is no one right trail bar that works for everyone.  We all have different tastes, diets, and caloric needs, which makes it impossible to say there is one trail bar that is the best. However, when it comes to THIS particular recipe, there are several bars that seem to work better than others.  The most ideal are bars that are not brittle and dry or gooey and melty.  You want to use a trail bar that holds its shape, but can also be bended and maneuvered.  Based on quality of ingredients and supporting a local Lake Tahoe business, we used Tahoe Trail Bars to make Sliders, Stuffed Dried Fruit and Biscotti.

How to make 3 trail bar recipes

Help us inspire others to make their next adventure gourmet by sending us your favorite Trail Bar Recipe. Show us how you transformed your trail bar into something new and exciting, and we might feature your recipe on our website!




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Trail Bar Sliders, Trail Bar Stuffed Dried Fruit, Trail Bar Biscotti

Turn your trail bar into an exciting meal with these 3 easy recipes.

The Biscotti pairs nicely with a hot beverage, I used a Jetboil to make a refreshing cup of trail tea!

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Stoveless
Servings: 1 Person
Trail Bar Slider
  • 1 Trail Bar
  • 4 slices Salami
  • 2 slices Cheese
Dried Fruit Stuffed with Trail Bar
  • 1/2 Trail Bar
  • 10 pieces Dried Apricot (can also use peach, plumb, apple, fig, date)
  • 1/8 cup Coconut Chips
Trail Bar Biscotti
  • 1 Trail Bar
  • 1 single serving pack Justin's Hazelnut Butter
Trail Bar Slider
  1. Slice Trail Bar lengthwise (like a hot dog bun). Open Trail Bar and insert cheese and salami. Fold Trail Bar bun and mold to squeeze in meat and cheese. Devour!
Dried Fruit Stuffed with Trail Bar
  1. Slice Trail Bar into small pieces. Use a knife to make an incision in dried fruit, open fruit and stuff with trail bar, and coconut chips.
Trail Bar Biscotti
  1. Lather Justin's Hazelnut Butter on top of Tahoe Trail Bar. Enjoy with tea, coffee or your favorite hot beverage.

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Wallner

    Dream meal! I’d prefer a Tahoe Trail Bar over a ClifBar any day. They’re so good!


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