Every deer camp, elk camp, trout camp, fish camp, and reunion camp has its own private, favorite snack(s) that have come to be traditions and are looked forward to being there when the gang arrives. These snacks are usually a specialty of certain persons and no one would dare try to improve on them or serve them up without the permission of the person who first started the tradition unless of course that person is dead and then his contribution will become a legend and no one will ever be able to top his efforts no matter what.

“Hey this snack is good but not like ol’ Charlie made.”

So, out of respect for your own camp snack tradition(s), we present some we’ve run across:



(A southern snack found in Field & Stream magazine)

24 oz. white chocolate

6 cups Rice Chex

3 cups plain Cheerios

2 cups pretzel sticks (broken)

1 ob. Bag plain M&M’s

2 cups salted peanuts

Melt white chocolate in a saucepan over low heat and stir often. Mix other ingredients in a large bowl. Pour melted white chocolate over the ingredients in the bowl and mix well. Spread mixture out onto wax paper, and let cool. After chocolate hardens, break into pieces and put the pieces into a large Ziploc bag, and head for camp. Break it out at the poker table or for snacking around the campfire. Better make plenty.



(Use your imagination and come up with your own favorite concoction)

1-part chocolate chips

1-part miniature marshmallows

1-part salted peanuts

Mix and put in Ziploc bags.

Be inventive; add other flavors of baking chips like lemon, cherry, peanutbutter, butterscotch, etc. Add cereals like Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, Corn Chex, etc. Add M & M’s. Add corn chips. Write down your recipe because someone will want to duplicate it.



(Just open, pour, and mix)

One bag or bowl each of: pretzels, pretzel stix, corn chips, peanuts, mixed nuts, cheese curls, popcorn, Cheetos, etc. Mix and put into a large Tupperware container. Take to camp, open lid, and stand back.