If you can make mud, you can make Mud Pie. All you have to do is whip up some instant pudding and toss in some nuts, cookie crumbs or granola.
Substitutions: In place of Bunny Grahams, any crumbled chocolate cookies will do. In a pinch, you can substitute granola for the nuts.
Pack each ingredient into a separate small plastic bag. I use 2 x 3 craft bags for the milk and pudding powders and 3 x 5 craft bags for cookies and nuts. Enclose all bags in a larger zip lock bag to stay organized.
Any crumbled cookies or granola may be substituted for the Annie’s® Chocolate Bunny Grahams. I use the Annie’s® product because it doesn’t contain any partially-hydrogenated oil like most packaged cookies. Granola would be my second choice.
On the Trail:
Combine powdered milk with cold water in pot or cup and stir until mixed. NIDO® Instant Dry Whole Milk works well. Add instant pudding mix and stir briskly until smooth. Pudding will set in about five minutes.
After pudding sets, stir in bunnies, crumbled cookies, granola, nuts, etc. and let your spoon guide you.
Pistachio Mud Pie
Prepare as above, except use Pistachio flavored pudding instead of chocolate, and almonds or other nuts instead of peanuts. Divide the contents of the box into four parts. A single serving is two tablespoons, which you can pack in a 2 x 3 plastic bag.
Instant pudding comes in 16 glorious artificial flavors, so let your imagination go wild. I don't eat the stuff at home, but I like it once in a while as a trail dessert.