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"Campfire" Gorp in a Cereal Box Snackpack

Whether it’s a walk down a city sidewalk or a hike in the woods, now is the time to get outside and get moving. Keep your energy up for those long treks with this cereal box-turned-snack box filled with “campfire” gorp. Loop the snack pack around your belt buckle, wrist, or attach to your backpack.

Kix Cereal Box Trail Mix Snack Pack

When you’re finished with your snack, recycle the entire box. Cereal boxes are recyclable as long as they aren’t wet or contaminated.

Kix Cereal Campfire Trail Mix

And it’s a lot easier to build this kind of campfire than the real thing. (And tastier.)


To make Campfire Gorp:

You will need:

Pretzel sticks
Mini marshmallows
Coated chocolate candies (preferably brown and green for dirt and grass)
Fruit leather (strawberry, apricot and/or orange)
Kix cereal
Cashews, dried fruit or any other desired add-ins

For “fire,” cut some strips of strawberry, apricot and/or orange fruit leather. Fold a strip to make two or three layers, gently pressing together. Cut out flame shapes and set aside. For the “logs,” use pretzel sticks. You can also slide some mini marshmallows on the ends of a few pretzel sticks for “roasting.”

How to make Kix Cereal campfire gorp


Mix the “fire,” “logs,” and marshmallows with Kix cereal “rocks,” chocolate candy “grass” and “dirt,” and any other mix-ins. Package for hiking or outdoor snacking.

Campfire Gorp with Kix Cereal

Kix Campfire Gorp for camping


To make a Cereal Box Snack Pack:

You will need:

Cereal box
Hole Punch
Lunch bag or other brown paper bag
Cut off the bottom of a cereal box so it’s about 5 or 6 inches tall.

How to make a cereal box snack pack.


Make “L” shaped slits on the side of the box bottom to create a flap as shown. Repeat on the other side.

Cereal Box Snack Travel Pack


Punch a hole in the top center of both the front and back of the box.

Kix Cereal Box Snack Travel Pack with Campfire Gorp


Cut a strip from a lunch bag or other brown paper bag. Twist the entire length of the strip to form a rope. Tie a knot at one end.

Kix Cereal Box Snack Travel Pack with Campfire Gorp


Thread the rope through the hole at the back of the box so the knot sits just below the hole on the inside of the box. Fold the flaps at the side of the box and fold the back down so the flaps go into the box. Thread the rope through the hole at the front of the box, folding the box down to secure.

Kix Cereal Box Snack Travel Pack with Campfire Gorp

Kix Cereal Box Snack Travel Pack with Campfire Gorp

After you fill the box, use the rope to attach to a belt buckle or back pack. TIP: Use a longer piece of “rope” if you’d like to tie the box around your wrist to hike.

Kix Cereal Box Snack Travel Pack with Campfire Gorp

Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.