With all the parties and baby showers lately, I’ve noticed that my poor snacking habits have increased.
So for this week’s challenge, I decided to make a ten-ingredient trail mix. It’s great as a party favor for guests, road trip snack, or hiking trail mix, and leans on the healthier side (as far as party trail mixes go).
Toss the finished product in a mason jar, add a ribbon and tag, and you have a great party favor sure to please any guest!
This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make from start to finish, is cooked in one pan, and uses ten simple pantry staples.
I have also decided to take this with me to the hospital as a “thank you” to my nursing staff when I deliver.
It’s great to make ahead of time, and lasts for about two weeks in a sealed container.
Party Trail Mix
- 1½ tablespoons Kerry Gold butter
- 1½ cups unsweetened banana chips
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup raw walnuts
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup Life is Good dark chocolate chunks
- In a medium pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the banana chips, cashews, coconut flakes, walnuts, brown sugar, vanilla, cardamom, salt, and cinnamon.
- Toast all ingredients together, stirring consistently, until all nuts are toasted—7 to 9 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and spread it out on parchment paper, allowing to cool for 10 minutes. Then add the chocolate chunks, tossing all ingredients together. Portion into bags or mason jars, and enjoy!