GORP | ChopChop


What is GORP exactly? Some people say it stands for “good old raisins and peanuts,” and some say it’s just a funny word for a combination of crunchy, salty, chewy, and sweet things. GORP can include a huge range of avors and textures, as long as the sweet and salty are kept in balance. Combine your favorite dried fruits and nuts, and then add crunchy ingredients like toasted corn, unsweetened cereal, and pretzels. Make these in quantity to keep stashed in your lunchbox and backpack.

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Makes: 7 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Medium bowl
7 snack-size zipper-lock bags


1⁄2 cup
roasted, lightly salted whole almonds (or whatever nuts you like best)
1⁄2 cup
raisins or dried currants
1⁄4 cup
dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots (or whatever dried fruit you like best)
1⁄4 cup
corn or wheat squares cereal (or toasted corn snacks or pretzels)
1⁄4 cup
toasted pumpkin seeds (these are also called pepitas)


  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and, using your clean hands, toss until well mixed.
  2. Put cup of the mixture in each bag and keep at room temperature up to 1 week.