Our Favorite Homemade Trail Mix (and how to roast nuts at home)
Yield: 13 cups (26 servings)
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
8oz raw almonds
8oz raw pecans
8oz raw walnut halves and/or pieces
8oz raw (blanched) peanuts
6oz raw pumpkin seeds
1lb honey sesame cashews (These are available Trader Joes. You can also substitute for 1lb other various nuts)
1 1/2 cup organic raisins
10oz dark chocolate in chunks (I use part of a Trader Joes 72% 1 Pound Plus bar)
1/2 – 1 tsp ground sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tsp cinnamon. Arrange in two baking pans, and bake for 350 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring the nuts half-way through the baking time.
Remove roasted nuts and seeds and transfer to a large bowl. Allow to cool completely (If they are at all warm, they will melt the chocolate, which you don’t want.)
Once completely cool, mix in raisins, sesame honey cashews, and dark chocolate. Add more salt to taste. Enjoy!