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Trail Mix Clusters Recipe

Trail Mix Clusters Recipe

“These delicious snacks make wonderful gifts, and although they look and taste like they came from an expensive chocolate shop, they couldn't be more guilt-free. The dried fruit and nuts are heart-healthy and full of fiber. Bet you can't eat just one!” Alina Niemi - Honolulu, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or blueberries

Directions

  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 79 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.