Trail Mix Clusters Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 piece: 79 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Reviews for Trail Mix Clusters
"Loved these, I've already made twice with white & dark chocolate. Great flavor! If you don't have one of the nuts or fruits just find a substitute or add more of the others. (I especially liked the blueberries, first time trying those) Thanks Alina!"
"I wanted to give it 5 stars when I sent my review but it didn't work...so there it is!"
"I would definitely make this recipe again and again. Not only was it so easy, you can add any kind of nuts or dried fruit that you like. What a perfect gift for someone, and so good just for yourself!! A keeper."
"These were vary easy to make and very good to eat. They did not last long around our house."
"These were very easy and good. I used dates instead of cranberries, almonds instead of sunflower kernels, and walnuts for half of the cashews (and cherries, not blueberries). That's what I had on-hand (strangely enough, I had pepitas). These would work well with most any combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. I got 40 servings."
"These were WONDERFUL!!!! Going to try milk chocolate next time. My hubbie loved them..."
"I would use milk chocolate next time instead of semi-sweet. I don't like apricots, so I substituted another dried fruit for that. They were yummy but a little messy to eat. Have a napkin handy!"
"My quilters loved it too but would use milk chocolate next time and leave out pumpkin seeds."
"Love this! Made it twice already. Everyone who tastes them has to have the recipe. Of course I share. I added more dried fruits and it is excellent! Definately a 'Pot Luck' dessert."
"Tigkar: The 12 oz for the chips is the weight, so itwill still figure out to be 2 cups. There are about 2 cups of chips in a 12-oz bag of chips."
"Made this today with dark chocolate chips a prepackaged mix of dried cranberries, dried cherries, almonds walnuts and dry-roasted pistachios (what I already had on hand). It was awesome. I'm anxious to try the original recipe as well as other combinations. I made mine a tad bigger so I only got 36 pieces, but maybe with the bigger pieces we can stop with one. ;-) Not likely."
"These were very good but just a little to much chocolate. I love chocolate but this was just over the top. How could we cut back the chocolate?"
"I read the ingredients-I will make it real soon with a few adjustments, as I like to improvise. It does ask for 2 cups semi-sweet choc., however, that would be 16 oz. as 1 cup is 8 oz. I would probably use the dark choc, toast the coconut, and use a little less dried fruit. I cannot wait to try it-sounds scrumptious!"
"Next time I would use milk chocolate instead of semi- sweet."
"Loved this recipe,only problem is I can't stay away from them! Glad to hear they freeze well."
"Delicious! Definitely will be making these a lot. They freeze well."
"Excellent! And simple to make. I left out the coconut--just personal preference."
"Yummmy. Children loved it."
"Excellent recipe! So glad it was on here, as I couldn't find my healthy Cooking magazine it was originally posted in! Thank you!*Instead of semi-sweet chips, I use milk chocolate chips.*"