Peg’s Homemade Trail Mix
|Source:||Chef Peg Phillips|
|Ingredients:||2 cups each whole pecans, whole walnuts, sliced almonds
2 cups sweetened, shredded or shaved coconut
11/2 cups dried apricots
1 cup roasted cashews
1 cup each pitted dates, cranberries, dried cherries
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
|Preparation - Directions:||1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss the pecans, almonds, walnuts, and coconut together in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquids over the mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all nuts and coconut are coated. Line a 13x18-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the mixture onto the pan. Bake, stirring with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice golden brown, about 20 minutes.
2. Remove the trail mix from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add apricots, dates, cherries, cranberries, and cashews. Store the cooled trail mix in an airtight container. Chef Phillips advises that there’s plenty of room for creativity in this recipe. She suggests using dried peaches or apples, figs, raisins, currants, or even cacao nips or carob chips to replace similar ingredients listed above.