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Trail Mix Clusters Recipe
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Trail Mix Clusters Recipe

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“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
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

79 calories: 1 piece, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 fat.

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.
Originally published as Trail Mix Clusters in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p31


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josobe
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"Mmmmmm"

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wrangler1
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

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

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kaygolfer
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
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
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
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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