I was planning for a trip and wanted to take some granola or Lara bars along with me. of course, that meant the hassle of lots of trash and wrappers. I thought, hey, why not use rice paper? I gave it a go earlier tonight and the results came out well.
First, I bought a pack of rice paper from the Asian market. 1.29 for a pack of 30 sheets. You can cut it into four sections and wrap four Lara bars pretty well. If you cut it into fours, it's just short of completely wrapping a granola bar, but it still does the job:
The ends of the bar will be a little thick on the paper as it overlaps, but it doesn't have much taste to it overall. This allows you to wrap the bars, keep 5 or 10 of them in a ziploc and pull it out and eat without worrying about any trash.
Just leave them on a ziploc or some wax paper long enough to completely dry. The wrappers weigh about as much as a regular foil wrapper, so there is no real weight penalty and it's less trash, so you might even knock an ounce off if you eat a lot of bars.
I plan on using this method on a trip next week. If I run into any issues, I'll let you know. So far, it seems pretty foolproof.