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    So, I'm finally getting around to reading Ed Garvey's Appalachian Hiker: Adventure of a Lifetime. And there's a recipe in their for Citadel Spread. As a vegetarian, and not a huge peanut butter fan (I know...it's criminal for a hiker) I don't foresee myself making a batch, but was wondering if anyone else had?

    Citadel Spread

    18 oz jar Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
    2-4 oz Bacon Grease (residue from 6-8 slices)
    1/2 cup honey
    2-4 cups granular powdered milk (Carnation)

    Add milk and stir until mix gets crunchy. Put in pint plastic freezer containers. It will keep in refrigerator indefinitely; it keeps for at least three weeks unrefrigerated.

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    Looks similar to Moose Goo.

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    Back in the 50s and 60s I loved this stuff. We used to let it cool in a shallow pan and then cut it like fudge squares. Wrapped in waxed paper it kept for days and days. In winter it was a life saver.

    I may make some for next spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelessWanderer View Post
    So, I'm finally getting around to reading Ed Garvey's Appalachian Hiker: Adventure of a Lifetime. And there's a recipe in their for Citadel Spread. As a vegetarian, and not a huge peanut butter fan (I know...it's criminal for a hiker) I don't foresee myself making a batch, but was wondering if anyone else had?

    Citadel Spread

    18 oz jar Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
    2-4 oz Bacon Grease (residue from 6-8 slices)
    1/2 cup honey
    2-4 cups granular powdered milk (Carnation)

    Add milk and stir until mix gets crunchy. Put in pint plastic freezer containers. It will keep in refrigerator indefinitely; it keeps for at least three weeks unrefrigerated.
    I'm in the same boat with you (though I'm ok with good peanut butter) -- if you want to make this, try almond butter, and skip the grease ---there is plenty of good delicious trail food - not every recipe will appeal to you -- try almond butter, powdered milk, and nutella!

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    I have been making batches of this for 30 years. I add enough powdered milk to it to make it thick as fudge and cut it into squares. I made batches of it for my grandson's thru in 2010 and sent in his mail drops.
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    My theory has always been that the bacon grease was to add calories. I have not done this, but you could try:
    some other nut butter (cashew, almond, etc), Olive Oil & dried Soy milk (have never seen it, but maybe it exists) Result: Vegetarian (Vegan?), & high calorie, high protein.
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    Looks like it needs a bit of chocolate.

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