Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Drizzled Chocolate Trail Mix

Yay!! I am back. I think I just needed a little R&R (and days off work)to get back into the baking groove again.  (Thank goodness. I  was getting a bit worried!!)
 This past weekend my parents and brother came for a visit!(YAY!!) We packed in a lot in just a few days.  One afternoon we went on a little hike.
 It was so beautiful.  We ended up a bit hungry and were wishing we had a little trail mix for the ride home!!
I love trail mix.  The only issue I have is my children seem to pick out the chocolate or just what they like and I am stuck with what is left.  My mom found this recipe in the Family Fun Magazine and it is a perfect solution to this problem.  We decided we just had to try it out and it was so delicious.  Sad to say I don't think the kids got much of it!! You just wouldn't want to take it in hot weather. I love that it is so versatile.  You can add the ingredients that your family likes.

Drizzled Chocolate Trail Mix
adapted from Family Fun Magazine
3 cups nuts (I used almonds, cashews and peanuts)
3/4 cup sunflower seeds (roasted and salted)
1 1/2 cup dried fruit (I found a mixture in the bulk section called fruit salad)
1-2 cups small pretzels
Optional 1/2 cup coconut flakes
Mix together and spread on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Melt:
 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
in the microwave.  Pour the chocolate over the baking sheet in ribbons. Lightly stir to coat everything.
Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes, just long enough to set the chocolate. Break into pieces and store in a closed container. (I kept most of it in a large baggie.)
YUM!!
*For the fruit the original recipe calls for 1 cup raisins and 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries. 
~Tiffanee
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14 comments:

  1. Such a simple and tasty sweet. I am sure you've all enjoyed it.

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  2. Ok, WOW! This looks fabulous!! Love me some chocolate!

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  3. Beautiful! Where is the photo taken? The trail mix looks delicious.

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  4. this sounds great! I'm always looking for new trail mixes!

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  5. What a great idea! The chocolate always disappears out of our trail mix as well - but I have to admit the children aren't the culprits! ;)

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  6. Wow, this sounds good! I made a thing similar to this but mine is way less healthy. I love sweet and salty mix so I'm quite sure that this would be way too dangerous for me to be around! Thanks!!

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  7. I love it, now nobody can pick all the chocolate out! What a great idea! This mix would make a great lunch box treat!

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  8. That sounds wonderful! I love trail mix...especially with chocolate!

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  9. Oh yum! This sounds delish! I love the sweet and salty combination.

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  10. That looks so good! I bet it really hits the spot. I could use some right now, in fact. :-) = www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  11. What a gorgeous picture of the mt and water @ the top of your post Tiffanee! And soooo is your CHOCOLATE trail mix....deliciously gorgeous! I too like the chocolate in a trail mix - why not just make it all "chocolatey" by coating it with chocolate! Brilliant! :-)

    Glad you are getting your baking/cooking mojo back! :-)

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  12. That looks amazing. The boys would love it. We'll have to whip up a batch really soon.


    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  13. Oh yes another great recipe!!! I must admit I'm the one that picks everything out I like ... lol

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  14. I need to make this. All I can say is, "Yum."

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