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Our Favorite New Trail Snacks

Pack these tasty treats for fast energy on the trail.

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Yumnuts. “These big, meaty cashews are lightly coated with flavors that my palette craves on long hikes,” raves Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Best flavors: Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Spicy Cajun. $5 (5 oz. bag); yumnutsnaturals.com

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Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie. “Not only are these massive cookies soft, chewy, and oh so delicious, they’re also packed with protein and fiber,” says Associate Editor Kim Phillips. $1.99 each; lennylarry.com

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Honey Stinger Waffle. This fast fave of our testers is sweetened with cane sugar and honey. “They’re a tasty alternative to heavy, dry energy bars,” says Web Producer Katie Herrell. “Plus, they’re shaped like mini waffles!” $1.39 each; honeystinger.com

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Perky Jerky. “Although I didn’t get a noticeable energy boost from the secret ingredient (guarana), it tastes just like jerky should—smoky and soft,” says Hostetter. $5 (2 oz. bag); perkyjerky.com

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Nuun U Natural Hydration. “I’m not a fan of sweet drink mixes, but this added a lovely refreshing undertone to my water that hit the spot—and masked lingering yuck from treated water,” says Hostetter. $7.95 (1 tube; 16 tablets); uhydration.com

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Journey Bar. “This is a welcome change from overly sweet, chocolatey bars,” says Hostetter. “It tastes and feels like a cracker.” Flavors: Parmesan Romano and Coconut Curry. $19 (12 pack); journeybar.com

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Honey Stinger Energy Chews. “On a recent trip, I had to beg, trade, and steal for these luscious drops of fruity goodness,” says Assistant Editor Ted Alvarez. “The quick burst of chewy sweetness always felt like a treat.” $2 each; honeystinger.com

Photos by Kim Phillips