sweet + salty trail mix

trail mix

I was shopping for trail mix in the bulk section of the grocery store and realized I could do better. Similar to making granola, the do-it-yourself variety tastes fresher and saves you money. You can choose any combination of nuts and dried fruit to suit your fancy. Season or go naked, a pouch of this made-with-love trail mix will quicken your step on the trail, or energize you for the work ahead. Package it in a cellophane bag for a pretty hostess gift.

 

sweet + salty trail mix

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Serves: Makes 8 cups Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, quartered
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup walnut halves
  • ½ cup salted cashews
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • ½ cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 250° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

In large bowl, combine the apricots, raisins, cranberries, walnuts, cashews, sunflower kernels and pepitas.

3

In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, paprika and salt.

4

Pour maple syrup over dried fruit and nuts to coat. Sprinkle spices and brown sugar into bowl and stir to coat.

5

Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely.

6

Store in an airtight container.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Kim Miles
    March 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I love the way you’ve spiced this! Must try it!

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