Trail Mix Recipe

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Do you like to snack?
I’m sure the answer is YES!
Today I’m sharing a tasty idea. It’s perfect while you’re painting your latest thrift store treasure.
Do you ever get so involved with your DIY project you forget to eat?

Trail Mix Recipe

I don’t share many recipes here on Country Design Style. I save them for my food blogging friends. But this DIY trail mix recipe is perfect to take to the workshop.
Plus a bit of sawdust…adds texture. {Kidding}

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What is in a trail mix?

Trail mix can have anything you want in the mix!  I’m giving you my recipe with a great tip. You can change up the ingredients to fit your tastes.

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Here’s the ingredient list.

Makes 4 cups

1/2 Cup raw almonds
1/2 Cup walnuts
1/2 Cup pine nuts 
1/2 Cup unsalted cashews
2 Tablespoons frozen cranberry juice concentrate  {DO NOT MIX!}  I buy concentrate in a resealable lid.  If I can’t find it resealable, I spoon out what I need then place the rest of the concentrate in a freezer bag.  You could make juice!!!
2 Tablespoons organic brown sugar {regular brown sugar is fine too}
1/2 Cup Burnt French Peanuts      More on these yummy things below!
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries

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To Prepare

Preheat over to 425

In a medium bowl, add almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, and cashews.  Mix together.  In a small dish add the frozen cranberry concentrate and brown sugar.  Stir.  Pour over the bowl of nuts.  Stir well coating the nuts lightly.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Spread the nuts in a single layer and roast in the oven for 10 to 15 mins.

Let cool completely.  Add to bowl and mix in the chips, dried cranberries, and burnt french peanuts.  Stir and enjoy!  I keep the trail mix in food storage bags or mason jars.  The mix will keep for several days or weeks.  {I figure the french peanuts are already “burnt.” 😀  Actually the peanuts are not burnt

{I figure the french peanuts are already “burnt” so I don’t add them to the oven.  😀  Actually the peanuts are not burnt but coated with a yummy coating.  They are the closest thing to my favorite candy EVER!

My favorite candy EVER is a red peanut paddy.  Since I was 6-years old I would rather have a red peanut paddy than any chocolate bar!   They are hard to find.  Sometimes I find them at a gas station…I can’t believe I found them on Amazon!!!

Oh, watch out waistline!!!

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Is trail mix good for you?

It’s according to what’s inside.  Trail mix recipes with lots of sugary items or salt are not as healthy as mixes with nuts.  How much you eat is important too.  This recipe is filling and crunchy.  If I eat a 1/3 of a cup…I’m stuffed.

You can take the basics of this trail mix recipe and change it up to your tastes.  If you like a tropical mix, replace walnuts with macadamia nuts.  Replace the cranberry concentrate with pineapple.  Add coconut flakes and pineapple bits instead of  chips and dried cranberries.

The ideas are endless.

What would you add to your trail mix?

Now let’s take our trail mix and get back to DIY!

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