I have a confession to make: until very recently, I had no idea there was such a thing as Trail Mix.
Or, should I say, I had no idea that mixing nuts, seeds, dried fruit and sometimes sweets or chocolate together actually had a name.
The reason this lack of knowledge came to my attention is because Trail Mix Day is approaching (31st August).
In celebration of this, I decided to create an extra special version – this candied nut trail mix. It’s naughty, for sure, but when you have nuts and seeds in something, it’s always a little bit healthy. Right? No? Aw, give the girl a pat on the back for trying.
This trail mix comes with a severe warning: eat at your peril! You will not be able to stop with just a small handful – it is incredibly more-ish!
There’s something alluring about the different textures in this candied nut trail mix. From the soft sweets to the smoothness of the rich dark chocolate, along with the crunchiness of the candied nuts.
As always, for me, the appeal of any recipe is how easy it is to make. It takes only five minutes to prepare the candied nuts and the rest is literally thrown in with them.
Trail mix can be adapted to suit your own personal taste, so add whatever you have in your cupboard. All kinds of nuts, seeds, dried fruit or candy work, but nothing is off-limits, so use your imagination!