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treats that mail well and taste good a week later?

I want to mail a care package to another country that will arrive a week after I send it. What treats do you think are a good idea to send that will taste good up to a few weeks after I send it?

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  1. mandel bread
    biscotti

    1. ANZAC biscuits (oat, coconut cookies without egg). The originals were meant to be shipped in care packages from Australia and New Zealand to soldiers in the Europe during WWI.

      1. meringue cookies
        rum cake
        pound cake
        sugar cookies
        homemade granola
        nut brittles & spiced/glazed nuts

        1. My mother sent me her Oatmeal Cookies all through college, and they arrived a big pile of crumbs at the bottom of the box. I never told her and enjoyed every morsel.

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            1. re: GraydonCarter

              My long-lost brother! I told her they arrived in smithereens, and to keep 'em coming regardless :-D

              Brownies and blondies/congo bars will work. Nikki's Healthy Cookies (google the recipe) if you add an egg - otherwise they won't stay together.

            2. This is similar to my grandmother's recipe and will keep well over a week in a tin:

              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

              If you have trouble finding the almond paste you can order some from King Arthur's:
              http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

              *Forgot to add that to make it easier to remove the cookies from the parchment, place the hot cookie sheet on a wet towel for a few minutes.

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              1. re: lilgi

                One more recipe:
                http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/04/cho...

                (Btw, the pignoli cookies above won't crumble if packed tightly.)

                1. I sent a friend on the other side of the states a box of peanut butter brittle over the holidays. I packed the pieces inside a tin filled with mini-marshmallows for cushioning. It's supposed to be in pieces anyway, but he sent me a pic and it arrived in pretty much the same condition as when I sent it. As long as it's in a pretty airtight container away from moisture, it will keep for quite a long time.

                  Here's the recipe I used - it's softer than traditional peanut brittle, the texture is similar to Butterfinger candy.
                  http://www.thenutfactory.com/kitchen/...