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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: 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

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az_jill User ID: 5181702 253389
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"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!"

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josobe User ID: 6684192 96601
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"I wanted to give it 5 stars when I sent my review but it didn't work...so there it is!"

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josobe User ID: 6684192 96600
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"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."

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brad binder User ID: 1731861 176266
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"These were vary easy to make and very good to eat. They did not last long around our house."

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jshearer User ID: 403534 109796
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"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."

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signman User ID: 1813280 117363
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"Mmmmmm"

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wrangler1 User ID: 4579670 93632
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"These were WONDERFUL!!!! Going to try milk chocolate next time. My hubbie loved them..."

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kaygolfer User ID: 3058466 178101
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"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!"

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quiltdonna User ID: 2440134 162932
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"My quilters loved it too but would use milk chocolate next time and leave out pumpkin seeds."

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CJNeill User ID: 5166130 176264
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"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."

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DebranTopel User ID: 5659032 165063
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Tigkar: The 12 oz for the chips is the weight, so it

will still figure out to be 2 cups. There are about 2 cups of chips in a 12-oz bag of chips."

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tbearmom03 User ID: 503950 142674
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"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."

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jkmgne User ID: 3085535 181261
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"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?"

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tigkar User ID: 2766008 178100
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"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!"

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kmangers User ID: 3366516 210322
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"Next time I would use milk chocolate instead of semi- sweet."

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Nancegam User ID: 6076930 165062
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"Loved this recipe,only problem is I can't stay away from them! Glad to hear they freeze well."

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Trumpetvine User ID: 6137826 176262
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"Delicious! Definitely will be making these a lot. They freeze well."

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joedebfry User ID: 265172 117362
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Excellent! And simple to make. I left out the coconut--just personal preference."

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nonamegranny User ID: 5235532 176580
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"Yummmy. Children loved it."

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imat167 User ID: 1462576 176261
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"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.*"

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