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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Trail Mix Recipes for a Trail Fix

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Springtime Gorp

    A hint of dill in the ranch dressing mix gives this gorp the taste of green-up time in the treetops and valleys. It’s a perfect meal for a walk in the sunshine.  Add a bottle of water and a crisp apple to your pack, pick a resting places under a redbud tree in bloom and munch your lunch.  

1 stick butter
1 packet dry ranch salad dressing mix
½ teaspoon dried dillweed
3 cups square corn cereal
3 cups square wheat or rice cereal
3 cups small pretzels
3 cups peanut butter-filled pretzels
3 cups whole almonds

    Set the oven to 250 degrees. Put cereals, pretzels and nuts in two large pans lined with nonstick coil. Drizzle with melted butter. Mix dry salad dressing mix and dillweed and sprinkle over pans. Bake 10 minutes, stir and bake another 10 minutes.  Cool completely, then package in snack bags by the cupful. Makes 15 cups.

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