I don’t know about you, but I think bagged “all natural” trail mixes from Whole Foods, Publix, and Native Sun are a bit overrated and overpriced. Not to mention… they are kinda stale.
I say any remedy to major supermaket disappointment is to try “improving” them at home. With a little bit of creativity and time anything you make can taste better…
This afternoon I wanted something crunchy, sweet, and soulful to munch on. Not only that, but my beautiful sis-in-law, Abigail, is coming over tonight to watch the babes and I wanted to leave her a treat!
I threw together everything that inspired me in a big white bowl… namely chocolate, raisins, chocolate, coconut, chocolate, nuts, and more chocolate.
I toasted 1/2 cup of coconut flakes by spreading them out thinly on a baking sheet and broiling them for a few minutes.Easy peasy and makes all the difference in the world.
I let them cool. I then broiled and toasted 1/2 cup pecans for a few minutes and let them cool.
I added to that 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips, 1 cup raw almonds, 3/4 cup raisins, and a few chocolate covered almonds!!
Instant paleo crunchy goodness! Kinsley was crazy about her snack, and Elijah was just happy:)
We’re ready to take on a trail!! If only we had one to traverse… oh well… a stroll around our cul-de-sac will have to do!:)