Use any variety of mixed nuts or seeds in this trail mix. Dried fruit is a concentrated source of carbohydrates, and the nuts add good fats and protein to this snack, which you can pack in bags for the road.
1 teaspoon butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground cloves
1 cup raisins
How to Make It
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray.
Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in honey; cook 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles around edges of pan. Add nuts and next 5 ingredients (nuts through cloves), and cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until nuts are golden, stirring frequently. Stir in raisins. Immediately spread onto prepared baking sheet; cool completely.
My husband loves this snack and frequently requests that I make him some. He especially likes eating it with his morning cup of coffee at work. I thought it was very easy to make and very tasty. A little bit on the sweet side for me but that's just me. I make it up and then put the servings in little snack bags. It's a satisfying snack but you want to have handi-wipes close for clean up after finishing. It's not a snack to eat while you're driving!
Very, very good. I formed them into 16 cookie shaped balls when they were almost completely cooled. That cuts the calorie count in half. These remind me of a healthier version of the cinnamon-candy coated almonds sold around the holidays.
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