Jun 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm #1304177
How do you keep your snickers bar from melting?
I usually justdeal with the melted bar should it happen but was curious if any one had a solution.
If i put it in my sleeping bag will it stay cool from the insulation?Jun 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm #1996372
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
"If i put it in my sleeping bag will it stay cool from the insulation?"
Yes.Jun 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm #1996373
freeze it before your trip.Jun 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm #1996380
Jolly Green GiantParticipant
Buy a PayDay instead. Virtually the same ingredients and far less issue with melting.Jun 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm #1996383
Get out of here with that! Might have similar ingriedients but it is NOT the SAME! For shame….
Freezing is a good idea that will atleast mean I can keep them cool for a day. especially if I use the sleeping bag trick.Jun 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm #1996390
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
If you use an insulated cosy for dehydrated meals keep the frozen snickers in it.Jun 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm #1996403
Josh, you can't. That is why I only eat them for breakfast. If they get soft during the day, it will harden back up overnight ; ).Jun 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm #1996455
But if you must….. Keep them with a lot of other food, together not alone in a back pocket where they will heat up quickly. I rarely have a problem keeping chocolate from melting though I carry mounds, Reese and hershey special dark.Jun 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm #1996456
– -K.T.- –Participant
Dark chocolate melts at a higher temp. Mounds, yummy!Jun 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm #1996466
@rglessLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
If you're eating your candy bar for desert e.g., at lunch or dinner and you're near a water source usually the water is cold enough (at least in the CA Sierras) that you can put the bar into the water to get it cold enough to be solid. I also try to pack chocolate bars deep in my pack inside my down bag or other insulation (in a plastic bag of course)to keep them from melting. Doesn't always work in really warm weather. I don't think "tropical" high melting chocolate tastes good enough to bother with.Jun 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm #1996911
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Carry candy bars in a cozy – it works, even unfrozen.
Also, even if it melts, it is still edible. Just find a cold stream or lake, submerge sealed bars and let chill. They firm up rather fast.Jun 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm #1996928
Good points about cozy and placing in streams.Jun 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm #1996931
If you use one of those new coolers that simpleoutdoors.com is selling you can keep a handful of them from melting! :-)Jun 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm #1996937
@steveLocale: Eastern Washington
Another option is to pre-melt them at home before you go. Place bars on a cookie sheet in an oven at a low (~150F) temperature for about 5 minutes. When they are slightly melted roll them in a mixture of ground psyllium husks along with some cinnamon. You have to re-package them but this method works pretty good and increases the fiber content (adds 3-6 grams per bar). Psyllium is mostly tasteless but if desired, you could also use oatmeal, unsweetened coconut, etc.
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