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New Favorite Hippie Snack

March 31st, 2014

trail mix
Thank you to The Old School for the inspiration behind this weekend’s Craft Wars Kitchen. Leslie and I made trail mix by combining a bunch of different recipe ideas with our own hunches, and ended up with:

  • pecans
  • pistachios
  • pepitas
  • slivered almonds
  • dried cranberries
  • cacao nibs
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla beans
  • sea salt 

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Holy crap is it delicious.

Anytime you want to amp up the flavor investment of a project, I highly recommend hand-scraping the tiny little seeds out of a vanilla bean, and using raw cacao nibs instead of just chocolate. 

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The key is to bake the nuts and seeds in the coconut oil and maple syrup, rather than just throwing a bunch of tired old nuts and dried fruit together. It’s sort of like granola, but gluten-free, if you must know. Anyway, we really outdid ourselves this time. 

trail mix

 

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