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Another Trail Mix Blend

This one is high protein and delicious! Combine the following ingredients and store in a large container. I leave a 1/2 cup measuring cup in the container so it’s easy to serve. It makes a great breakfast or snack. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (Bryan asked me to leave these out of his portion next time, but I like them and they’re really good for you.)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 box Kashi Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax Cereal (delicious honeyed granola clusters!)
  • 1 bar dark chocolate, chopped in chunks (I used Green & Black’s Organic Espresso Dark Chocolate bar.)

Trail Mix

Bryan and I were chatting about healthful snacks over dinner tonight. I suggested I make some trail mix and started asking what he’d like in it. So, we ended up with the following:

2 bars of dark chocolate, chopped into bite size pieces

And 1 c. of each of the following:

  • unsalted, pumpkin seeds
  • raisins
  • pecans
  • almonds
  • granola

Put all ingredients in large Ziploc bag or storage container, shake, and enjoy! Yum!!

Trail Mix Cookies – a twist from my Great Grandmother’s Oatmeal Crispies (Feb. 17, 2010)

Cream together:

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. Crisco (if someone knows of an organic substitute that doesn’t change the taste, please let me know by posting a comment)
Add wet ingredients:

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine and add dry ingredients:

1 ½ c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Gradually add the rest of the ingredients:

3 c. oats
¾ c. raisins
¾ c. chopped pecans
½ c. chopped, dried dates
½ c. dried cranberries
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on pan for a minute before transferring to paper towels to finish cooling (if they last that long).

For Grandma-Great’s original recipe, increase raisins to 1 c. and don’t add the nuts, dates, or cranberries. Everything else is the same.

Another option would be to replace the pecans with peanuts and the dates with chocolate pieces (like M&Ms). You could also add sunflower seeds or whatever you like in your trail mix. Enjoy!