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Josh Brock
(needsAbath)

Locale: Outside
keeping snickers from melting on 06/13/2013 16:11:58 MDT Print View

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?

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: keeping snickers from melting on 06/13/2013 16:23:15 MDT Print View

"If i put it in my sleeping bag will it stay cool from the insulation?"

Yes.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: keeping snickers from melting on 06/13/2013 16:23:50 MDT Print View

freeze it before your trip.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: keeping snickers from melting on 06/13/2013 16:28:32 MDT Print View

Buy a PayDay instead. Virtually the same ingredients and far less issue with melting.

Josh Brock
(needsAbath)

Locale: Outside
Payday?!?! on 06/13/2013 16:41:55 MDT Print View

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.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Payday?!?! on 06/13/2013 17:08:08 MDT Print View

If you use an insulated cosy for dehydrated meals keep the frozen snickers in it.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: keeping snickers from melting on 06/13/2013 17:58:30 MDT Print View

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 ; ).

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Snickers are evil on 06/13/2013 20:45:11 MDT Print View

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.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Snickers are evil on 06/13/2013 20:56:54 MDT Print View

Dark chocolate melts at a higher temp. Mounds, yummy!

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
keeping snickers from melting on 06/13/2013 21:54:43 MDT Print View

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.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: keeping snickers from melting on 06/15/2013 13:28:32 MDT Print View

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.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: keeping snickers from melting on 06/15/2013 14:49:53 MDT Print View

Good points about cozy and placing in streams.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Payday?!?! on 06/15/2013 14:52:59 MDT Print View

If you use one of those new coolers that simpleoutdoors.com is selling you can keep a handful of them from melting! :-)

Steve Martell
(Steve) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Washington
RE Melting Snickers: Embrace the melt... on 06/15/2013 15:21:50 MDT Print View

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.