LOCO FOR COCOA
Cozy up with three camp recipes featuring the ultimate comfort food: chocolate.
TORTILLA SOUP Take a note from the mole playbook. Serves 2
2 oz. freeze-dried chicken ¼ cup ancho chile powder ¼ cup dried onion flakes ½ cup freeze-dried corn 1 oz. Mexican chocolate (such as Ibarra; 1 oz. is about 1.5 servings)
8 oz. can of tomato sauce 1 Tbsp. Mexican oregano 4 bouillon cubes (or enough for 4 cups) 1 cup tortilla chips 1 avocado
AT HOME ➞ Pack tortilla chips in a zip-top bag (it’s okay if they break). Combine all dry ingredients in another bag. Pack avocado separately. IN CAMP ➞ Empty the zip-top bag of dry ingredients into a pot with 4 cups water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until all ingredients are rehydrated, about 15 to 20 minutes. Top with tortilla chips and diced avocado and serve.
WEIGHT* 10 oz. PROTEIN 32 g CALORIES 580
S’MORES QUESADILLAS No campfire, no problem: Toast s’mores ingredients in a tortilla. Serves 2
4 6-inch flour tortillas ½ cup mini marshmallows ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 graham cracker, broken into pieces 2 Tbsp. butter
AT HOME ➞ Combine chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham cracker pieces in one zip-top bag, and store butter in another. Pack tortillas separately.
IN CAMP ➞ Warm half the butter in a skillet over low heat. When fully melted, add a tortilla and top with half the bagged ingredients. Top with another tortilla and toast until the chocolate and marshmallows have melted, about 2 minutes. Flip the quesadilla to toast the other side. Continue cooking, flipping as needed until the tortilla is lightly browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining ingredients. WEIGHT 6 oz. PROTEIN
Add a dash of rum or whiskey to this rich chocolate drink for a perfect nightcap. Serves 2
1 cup milk from powder 2 oz. Mexican chocolate (such as Ibarra) ¼ cup mini marshmallows Pinch each: cinnamon and ground cayenne
AT HOME ➞ Combine chocolate and spices in a zip-top bag. Pack milk powder and marshmallows each in separate bags.
IN CAMP ➞ Rehydrate milk.
In a pot over low heat, melt chocolate with spices. Reduce heat slightly and add milk, stirring constantly until well mixed. Remove from heat, pour into mugs, and top with marshmallows.
WEIGHT 2 oz. PROTEIN 5 g CALORIES 230
Add a few chips at a time to your tortilla soup to maintain the perfect level of crunch.
*ALL NUTRITION AND WEIGHTS ARE PER SERVING. WEIGHTS ARE FOR UNCOOKED INGREDIENTS.