Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray.

Step 2

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.

Ratings & Reviews

LoriDanyce's Review

LoriDanyce
May 05, 2011
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!

mossie's Review

mossie
March 31, 2012
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.