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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Healthier, Homemade Trail Mix

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Rocky Road Gorp
    This is a sweet gorp for dessert or breakfast. Some recipes call for more sugar but go easy at first, then increase sweetness on the next batch if you must. Sunflower nuts, nuts and raisins can be substituted but do try for a good balance of fruits and nuts.

8 cups of one-minute or old-fashioned oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup each sunflower nuts, chopped nuts and raisins
2 sticks butter
1 cup honey    

    Set the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large jelly roll pans (18 X12) or three 9 X 13-inch pans with nonstick foil. In a large bowl or other container mix oatmeal, sugar, cinnamon, sunflower seeds, nuts and raisins. Melt butter with the honey, drizzle over oatmeal mixture and mix well. Spread on pans. Bake just until golden, about 12 minutes. Cool completely and break into clumps. Measure by the cupful or half cup and seal in snack bags. Keep cool and dry.  Makes 11 cups. 

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