Energy Bars to Keep You Charging All Winter

Outside Magazine Online • Jan 1, 2015 (Full Article)
By: Frederick Reimers

With cold-friendly ingredients that are as tasty as they are wholesome, these snacks may be the hardest-working thing on the slopes

On ski tours, I’m partial to snacking on a PB & J made with Dave’s Killer Bread, toasted to keep it from getting soggy. But I always also have a packaged energy bar or two in my pack for additional fuel. Here are a few of our favorite energy foods that do well in cold weather.

R.e.d.d. Chocolate Brownie

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These brownies ($30 for 14) are made from an impressive array of ingredients: oats, chia, quinoa, goji berries, and agave to name a few. They deliver a solid 10 grams of protein per bar even though they contain zero soy, nuts, dairy, or GMOs. We like the 50 mg of caffeine (from yerba mate) that supplies a short-term energy boost while the complex carbs and proteins kick in more gradually. The brownies don’t freeze and are a great choice for medium and long backcountry missions—or to share on the chairlift.