I’m a sucker for a good Scroggin. I reckon that finding the best Scroggin recipe is about that fine-tuned balance of the bits you love (chocolate), the bits you like (cashews) and the bits you tolerate because you know they’ll give you the nutrients you need in the outdoors (sultanas or seeds).
On my trip to Tasmania’s epic South Coast Track, one of the guides (the fabulous ‘Nom’) produced what I believe is the best scroggin I’ve EVER had. Big call, I know… but check out this colourful display!
So what is Scroggin? I’ve heard a few different descriptions of the acronym, but for my money it stands for:
- oaty things (or things that make you go Oh!)
Here’s what was in ‘Nom’s Amazing Scroggin’… I say, Nom, nom, nom!
Best Scroggin Recipe
- whole raw (or roasted) almonds
- brazil nuts
- goji berries
- dried banana chips
- dried mango pieces
- dried pawpaw
- dried apricot squares
- soy crisps
- M&M peanut
- M&M plain
When it comes to quantities… schmantities! Some ingredients are more expensive than others, so balance out your budget, with your desire for salty over sweet, fruit over nut.
Whether you call it Trail Mix or Gorp (‘good ol’ raisins and peanuts), having easy snacks or nibbles for outdoor adventures is essential. It’ll help keep your energy levels up and give you something to chat about on the way, as you dream up the world’s best scroggin recipe.
If you’re looking for other snack ideas for the track, check out my recipe collection here.