Dark Chocolate Trail Mix
This is a fantastic gourmet trail mix recipe that's sweet and salty and super versatile
- 1 cup California Mission Figs, cut in half
- 1 cup Dried Apricots, cut in half
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate Wafers
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate Sun Drops or other dark chocolate drop candy
- 1 cup Dried Cranberries
- 2 cups Whole Toasted Pecans
- 1 1/2 cups Roasted and Salted Almonds
- 1 1/2 cups Whole Salted Cashews
- 1 1/2 cups Cinnamon Oat Clusters (recipe follows)
- FOR THE CINNAMON OAT CLUSTERS
- 1 3/4 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
- 1 cup Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
- 1/4 cup Flaked Coconut, unsweetened
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup, plus one tablespoon Maple Syrup
Preheat oven to 375, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast the pecans by placing them in a glass pie plate or on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Set aside to cool. For the Cinnamon Oat Clusters, combine the oats, brown rice cereal, coconut, salt, cinnamon and maple syrup in a medium-sized bowl. Gently mix all the ingredients together, tossing with your hands until combined. Form the oat mixture into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick on the large baking sheet, patting the mixture down to keep it in place. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden. To not stir. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, break it into large clusters. For the trail mix, combine the California Mission Figs, apricots, dark chocolate wafers, dark chocolate sun drops, cranberries, pecans, almonds, cashews, and oat clusters in a large bowl. Carefully toss the ingredients to combine, noting that that Cinnamon Oat Clusters are a bit fragile when combined with the nut mixture, so sprinkle them on top. Store in an airtight container, makes about 11 cups.
- There will be more Cinnamon Oat Clusters than you need for the recipe, but they're great for snacking or with yogurt, and they keep well for a couple weeks in a well-sealed container.
- Measure out your ingredients first, this will make things quicker
- Bake and cool the pecans when you start, the pecans have much more flavor when toasted.
Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg