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Super Spackle — The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Snack

Recipe: Super Spackle

Summary: The ultimate rich, calorie-dense, delicious treat for ultralight backpackers. Stir Super Spackle into your morning oatmeal or eat it from a spoon for an energy boost during the day.


  • Super Spackle [1]½ cup unsalted almond butter
  • ½ cup unsalted cashew butter
  • 6 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on low for 30-60 seconds until well combined. It will be very thick.
  2. Store in a lightweight plastic container with a tight lid.
  3. Mike recommends packaging it in a Platypus container and employing it like a squeeze tube, so he can eat it without using a spoon (that spoon adds extra weight, doncha know!).
  4. It doesn’t need refrigeration. (Think of it like you would peanut butter.)

Quick notes

Ultralight Backpackin Tips book http://www.ultralightbackpackintips.blogspot.com/ [2]Adapted from “Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips,” written and illustrated by Mike Clelland [3]. This is a very funny, practical, useful, necessary book for anyone interested in ultralight backpacking. In addition, Clelland is a top-notch illustrator and cartoonist, so you will be chuckling while you learn.

The book has a companion website [4] with wonderful short video tutorials, and more of his brand of welcome humor.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8-10