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    I need your best ideas....

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    DBF's birthday is coming up and I want to send a box stuffed with home-made goodies but I don't know what will last the 10 plus days it takes to get mail to him. Any ideas on what to make that will still be fresh when he gets it?
    I was thinking perhaps fudge, carmel apples, maybe trail mix? I'd like to send cookies or brownies too but not sure if they will be stale....What do you send?!
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    What I've done sending baked goods just here in the states is wrapping them individually with plastic wrap, then putting that in a ziploc and just packing/wrapping it all real snug...I haven't done the overseas thing yet though.
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    The cookies and brownies seem a bit risky. Try some peppermint bark perhaps? Always a given. Carmel apples should be fine. Just keep things super snug. When I was sending stuff to DB in the sandbox a few years back I did the peppermint bark thing. He loved it, you just gotta make sure it's foiled, saran wrapped, and bagged.

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    It took almost a month for my Bf to get the snickerdoodles I made him. I put them in a ziplock airtight bag.

    It's a bag and you buy it with a pump that sucks all the air out of it. Just be careful not to get crumbs in the seal, other wise it doesn't work as well.
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    puppy chow?

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    Ive never done overseas but i sent DF cookies that took 7-10 days to arrive, what i did was put them in ziplock bags with a twist tie for extra tightness lol but i also put a slice of bread in the bag. Im not sure how it works but its great at keeping cookies and brownies soft and moist. After the twist tie i put the bags in cute little cardboard box that i taped shut. Yeah i might have gone to extremes to keep them fresh lol
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    Thanks for the ideas so far, I love the peppermint bark idea! I wonder if a slice of bread works better than packing the baked items in dry popcorn....hum...keep the ideas coming!
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    I like the idea of puppy chow.
    Also cakes in a jar if you have the ability to properly sanitize the jars.
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    I found this link with GREAT ideas: Our Troops Abroad - NESTLE VeryBestBaking.com

    Ps....What do you mean by "Puppy chow"....I'm lost on that one....
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    i wouldnt suggest sending fudge.

    i've sent brownies before, put each of them in saran, then ziploc baggies, then a small box (i would have used containers but i didn't have any). they got there fine.

    just make sure everything has a million layers of plastic over it, just incase, and each thing individually wrapped, so if something does go wrong, that one thing can be easily tossed.
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