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Ultimate Trail Mix with Cinnaomon Oat Clusters

Ultimate Trail Mix with Cinnamon Oat Clusters is a fantastic gourmet trail mix recipe that's sweet and salty and super versatile
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 44
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Paige

Ingredients

  • FOR THE TRAIL MIX:
  • 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 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • MAKE 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.
  • MAKE THE TRAIL MIX
  • Combine the California Mission Figs, apricots, chocolate wafers, 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.
  • Present the trail mix in small bags or in a jar with a scoop.
    Store in an airtight container.
  • Makes about 11 cups

Notes

  • If you can't find Sun Drops Candy just use another brand of your choice.
  • There will be more Cinnamon Oat Clusters than you need for the recipe, but they are great for snacking or with yogurt, and keep for a couple weeks in a ziplock bag or other sealed container. 
  • This recipe was updated in December 2019

Nutrition

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