Scouting magazine

Make your own Hudson Bay bread

Try this hearty “bread”—that’s more like a granola bar—when you’re out on the trail. It’s filling, high in needed calories, and it tastes great when slathered with peanut butter or jelly (or both!). Hudson Bay bread is a signature trail snack at Northern Tier.

HUDSON BAY BREAD 

1½ lbs. margarine or butter

4 cups sugar

2/3 cups Karo syrup

2/3 cups honey

2 tsp. maple syrup

Cream together the above ingredients. Add the following while mixing:

1½ cups ground nuts (if no allergies)

19 cups of quick-cooking oatmeal

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix ingredients listed above in a large mixing bowl. Spread and press down the granola mixture in a sheet pan, 18 inches by 26 inches. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned on the corners. Press down bread as soon as it is pulled out of oven—this keeps it from crumbling. Cut into desired-sized squares while warm.

Makes approximately 42 individual servings—great for a hungry troop.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MAKE-IT-YOURSELF TRAIL FOOD? SHARE YOUR RECIPES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.


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