The Best Trail Mix Recipe Must Include Healthy Chocolate
Trail mix is not just for the trail. It's the perfect snack to keep around the house, and also the perfect fuel to send your kids off to day camp, beach days, biking trips, camping, fishing, or wherever your family members may venture off to this summer. If you are searching for the best trail mix recipe ever, you have found it here.
Unlike many pre-made trail mixes, this one contains to table salt, preservatives, sugar or other really unhealthy ingredients like processed cereals and even sugary candy. So don't buy pre-made trail mix. Make it yourself at home. See the recipe below for the Healthy Homemade Chocolate that you will make first and then it becomes an ingredient that you will add to the Best Trail Mix Recipe Ever. This recipe is also a gluten-free and dairy-free snack.
Not only is The Best Trail Mix Recipe yummy, it's cheaper than pre-made, and fun and easy to prepare. Let your kids join in on the pouring and mixing and packaging. They will enjoy the snack all that much more knowing they were part of the process of creating it.
The Best Trail Mix Recipe is a version of one of the original trail mix recipes, known as GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts). It does contain peanuts, but if a peanut- allergy is a concern, simply substitute the peanuts for walnuts, cashews or other large nut.
First, make your own Healthy Homemade Chocolate from natural ingredients. (right below).
Healthy Homemade Chocolate Recipe
4 ounces of unsweetened Baker's chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
5 tablespoons honey (local is best)
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
Pinch of Himalayan sea salt (optional)
Simply melt the unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler, remove, then stir in remaining ingredients. Pour it onto a pan lined with wax paper and let it cool for half an hour. Remove and slice into small chunks.
The Best Trailmix Recipe Ever
Into a large bowl, add the following ingredients:
1 batch of Healthy Homemade Chocolate (above, cut into small chunks)
2 cups peanuts (or walnuts or cashews)
2 cups raisins
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds
Himalayan Salt (optional)
Stir it all together and enjoy.
Great news: The Best Trailmix Recipe freezes very well and thaws in about 15 minutes. Why not enjoy it for breakfast?
You can package into one large freezer bag to keep it for months, however, because it is so delicious, it will undoutedly be consumed much faster.
Or, another useful option is to package into into individual containers or plastic baggies so its already portion-sized and ready to go on busy weekday mornings.
The struggle to find the perfect gluten-free and dairy-free snack that is healthy, delicious and interesting for everyone in your family is indeed the Best Trailmix Recipe Ever. Find out why pumpkin seeds are such a healthy addition by reading this.
Disclaimer: Since it not advisable to give honey to babies under the age of one, save this one for your older children. Or you can also substitute honey for your favorite sweetener, like agave syrup, maple syrup or stevia.
Have you used chocolate in your trail mix in your recipes before? I would to love to hear from you with your comments.