One day I was watching Sandra Lee on the Food Network, and she was making this trail mix. She called it Talkin' Trail Mix, because she said it's so good everyone will be talking about it! Well I agree with her! It is such a perfect blend of ingredients! I tweaked the recipe a bit and I like it even better! It's very addicting! Every time I make it someone asks me for the recipe.
Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate. YUMMY!!
First you toast the nuts and coconut in the oven. Toasting nuts bring out their flavor.
Then while the mixture is still warm, you add the chocolate and cranberries. The original recipe called to stir these in when mixture is completely cool, which I did many times. Then one time I accidentally left my trail mix in the sun. It melted the chips and when it cooled, the mix sort of clumped together and I thought it was good that way! So I do it both ways now.
Talkin' Trail Mix
1 bag (6oz) slivered almonds
3/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (they are green)
1 cup sweetened coconut
3/4 cup walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (Ocean Spray)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a foil lined baking sheet, combine nuts, pumpkin seeds, and coconut. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the coconut is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. Combine toasted mixture with cranberries and chocolate.