Texas Cowpoke Trail Mix
photo by Lalaloula
- Ready In:
7 1/2 cups
- 2 cups cereal (toasted oat or bran squares or circles, granola)
- 2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit (, apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, prunes, dates or figs)
- 1 1⁄2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 1 cup thin pretzel stick, broken in half
- 2⁄3 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In large bowl, stir together cereal, dried fruit, peanuts, pretzels and coconut, if desired.
- Add honey and cinnamon, tossing well to coat.
- Spread mixture on foil-lined cookie sheets.
- Bake in preheated 350°F oven 10 minutes.
- Cool; store in tightly covered container.
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This trail mix is soooooooooo good! It is sweet (but not overly so), salty and just plain addictive! YUM! I made half the recipe for just my sis and me and it disappeared within the day. lol :)<br/>I used a no-sugar added apple and cinnamon whole spelt cereal and some puffed rye squares and for the fruit cranberries, prunes and currants. Mmmm! The optional coconut is a must for me.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great recipe with us, RecipeNut!
Part of what was so wonderful was that I had all the ingredients without any problem. I used organic honey nut o's cereal and dribs and drabs of dried fruit. (I always end up with 3 apricots, 2 prunes, etc.) I omitted the coconut (my kids will not really eat it). The taste is lightly sweet and cinnamony. A good healthy treat.
This just came out of the oven and is so good I couldn't wait until it cooled down to try it -- and to write this review. Extremely simple to make, and I cut down on the cost by buying the ingredients at a bulk food store. I used a variety of dried fruit, including apricots, pears, plums, prunes, apple slices and peaches. The smell while it was baking was heavenly, and I just tried some and it tastes divine, with just a light hint of sweetness and cinnamon. I only used one large cookie sheet; don't know if I should have used two, but the one large one worked fine. A little bit stuck to the foil, but not much. A true 5 star recipe; thanks for posting it!