Trail Mix Formula

Cook's notes: I've written about trail mix before, but here's a new formula to try. 50% nuts, 30% dried fruit, 10% cereal or other, 10% chocolate chips. 5/8 cup smoked almonds 3/8 cup dried cranberries 1/8 cup dried apricots (diced) 1/8 cup dark chocolate chips

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Chili-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Cook's notes: These are wonderful in salads (instead of croutons) or as a snack. 2 cups raw green pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 2 teaspoons lemon juice (or lime juice) 2.5 teaspoons Mild Chili Spice Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt Heat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, drizzle lemon juice over the pumpkin seeds. Stir to coat. In a …

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Proportional Trail Mix with Rosemary Nuts

Cook's notes: I searched for "trail mix ratio" guidelines and came up with this combination. Greatist has a wonderful article on healthier trail mix combos. The ratio I used:37.5% -- 3 cups nuts 25% -- 2 cups dried fruit25% -- 2 cups grain items, such as cereal, pretzels, crackers, or popcorn12.5% -- 1 cup sweets / chocolate This …

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