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Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

This 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


  • 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)
  • 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