Solar Cooked Trail Brownies

Brownies give us that wonderful chocolate satisfaction, energy boost and chance to use our permanent solar oven for hiking. Since they turn out moist and usually require less than 2 hours of cooking time, we’ve found it to be a delightful treat on a long day hike.




1 egg

1 cup of loose brown sugar

1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa

1 stick of butter (melted)

handful of chopped walnuts (about 1/2 cup)

2/3 cup of white flour (unbleached)

“pinch” of salt (or salt substitute)

“pinch” of red pepper

1/2 tsp of vanilla


Grease an 8 inch pan

Use a large bowl to mix the ingredients. First, mix the cocoa, salt, flour & sugar, then fold in the melted butter, vanilla extract and egg. Add the walnuts last.  After completely mixing all, pour the batter into the pan. Bake uncovered in the solar oven for at least one hour in good sunshine. Remove when the top is hard & crispy and let cool for 15 minutes. Cut it into 9 squares (servings).




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