World’s Best Scroggin Recipe

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!

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Could this be the best scroggin in the world?

So what is Scroggin? I’ve heard a few different descriptions of the acronym, but for my money it stands for:

  • seeds
  • chocolate
  • raisins
  • oaty things (or things that make you go Oh!)
  • grains
  • nuts

Here’s what was in  ‘Nom’s Amazing Scroggin’… I say, Nom, nom, nom!

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Best Scroggin Recipe

  • whole raw (or roasted) almonds
  • cashews
  • walnuts
  • macadamias
  • brazil nuts
  • goji berries
  • dried banana chips
  • dried mango pieces
  • dried pawpaw
  • dried apricot squares
  • soy crisps
  • M&M peanut
  • M&M plain
  • Skittles

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.

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M&M’s (esp peanut) is a great way of carrying chocolate on hot days

Writer, producer and content creator by trade, search and rescue volunteer by passion, Caro Ryan started to inspire, teach and encourage people to get into hiking and the outdoors safely.

It’s all about connecting people to wild places in meaningful ways, so they can look after themselves, their mates and these precious places we visit.

She teaches wilderness navigation, authored the book, ‘How to Navigate’ and hosts, ‘Rescued - an Outdoor Podcast for Hikers and Adventurers.

In the bottom of her pack you'll find coffee grounds, instant noodles past their used by date and an insatiable curiosity.

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