Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
My kids love to help me make this. Again, this is an awesome lunch box item. If they don't eat this at lunch, they tend to pull it out in the car on the way home - so I don't hear the ongoing whine of "I'm sssstttttaaaaaaarrrrrvvvvvviiinnnnngggg!!!!!" Because peanuts are a high allergen food, I use raw (EFA-rich) almonds and sunflower seeds. Chocolate/carob is not necessary in this recipe. A great substitute is dried cherries, cranberries, or blueberries. Try one of these combos: almond/raisin (simple and tastes like PB&J) almonds/prunes/apricots/sunflower seeds (tastes divine and is a great source of fiber) raw cashews/coconut/dried bananas/raisins and maybe chocolate chips ("Monkey Chow") almonds/sunflower seeds/cherries/bananas (tangy and crunchy)
- 1 cup almonds (raw)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (raw)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup dried apricot (unsulphured, chopped)
- 1⁄4 cup flaked coconut (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup chocolate (optional) or 1⁄4 cup carob chips (optional)
- Pour everything into a large container, cover and shake!
- Store in an air tight container. Place in the fridge/freezer to retain the properties of the essential fatty acids.
Yummy this works well as a snack! I made ours with, raw almonds, I didn't have sunflower seeds on hand so I added some chopped walnuts in their place, I used mainly Sunmaid Thompson raisins, a small amount of Iranian green raisins which are not very sweet, I left out the apricot, used desiccated coconut (I would leave it out next time) & carob chips.
This is a very healthy and yummy trail mix, that I enjoyed snacking on a lot!!!! I used organic sunflower seeds, almonds, raisins and instead of the apricots I used some dried organic mango pieces. Mmmm, soooooo good! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful healthy snack alternative with us, Feingold Mom! Ill surely make it often again working my way through the variations you mentioned in your introduction. Made and reviewed for Bargain Basement Tag Game May 2010.