10 Amazing Snacks Made in Colorado to Take on Your Next Hike

One of my favorite activities to take part in here in Colorado is hiking. I can’t get enough of it. A typical hike that my friends and I will take part in usually lasts around 4-5 hours depending on the size of the group, length of the hike, distance from Denver, and the altitude.

There are a number of things to consider when planning your next hike but one that many people don’t spend enough time on is creating the perfect combination of snacks for your next hike. I thought it would be fun to share 10 amazing snacks made in Colorado to take on your next hike when you’re pressed for time or low on groceries!

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10 Amazing Snacks

  • Made in Nature Snacks-Headquartered in Boulder and manufactured in California, Made Nature has some amazing tasty and healthy snacks that hikers can carry with them into the backcountry.


  • Lara Bars-I absolutely love these and my current favorite is the Cherry Pie. Which is weird because I tend to prefer apples.



  • Binnie’s Coconut Butter-This is so good you want to slap somebody. I had the pleasure of meeting the founder and she is super focused on creating an amazing and delicious product creating obsessed fans everywhere.



  • Lithic Nutrition-this is made with cricket protein. Really. It’s a great source of protein that is a lot more earth friendly and produces a heck of a lot less methane because…crickets are easier to raise than cattle.


  • Noosa Yogurt-This yogurt is a Colorado obsession. Especially during the fall when the Pumpkin flavor is released. Right now they are releasing way too many flavors (can’t keep up with them all) but my current favorites are: Mexican chocolate, vanilla, and lemon. Of course lemon.


  • Power Puck-Share Good Foods makes these delicious treats.



Justin's Peanut Butter Cups

Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups-Oh So Delicious

This review should really be called:

Why I Gave Up Eating┬áReece’s

Peanut Butter Cups

But, it’s not. Instead, I will talk about my defection from my childhood favorite of peanut butter wrapped in a questionable, yet delicious, chocolatey shell.

I have always loved the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. And in my innocence, I believed that nothing could be better than a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup.

I was wrong.

As a huge supporter of local businesses and local product I am always on the lookout for new products that are made in Colorado. When that new product also happens to include chocolate and peanut butter I am 100% committed to checking it out.

Justin's Peanut Butter Cups






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So, I bought my first Justin’s Peanut Butter cup several years ago and with the exception of another product from also made in Colorado, nothing has stood between me and my Justin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Love.

My personal favorite is the dark chocolate and peanut butter cup. Because dark chocolate is technically good for your health. I am actually doing something that is medically sound by eating at least one package a week.

I open the package slowly with slightly shaking hands. I want to devour them but instead, I eat them slowly usually with a cup of soy or almond milk. Or, I have a nice cup of coffee and the marriage of hot coffee and melted chocolate and peanut butter aren’t to missed.

Some people will complain that Justin’s are a little more expensive. And they are. But, they are worth every penny.

Hey, vegans-you can eat them too!!

Have You Eaten Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups? Did You Like Them?

*This is not an affiliate post. All opinions are my own*