Summary: Although commercial trail mixes are widely available, I like to make mine, so that it has exactly what I like, and none of what I don't like so much. Also known as GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts or Granola, Oats, Raisins and Peanuts) in the trekking and hiking community, trail mix, a combination of nuts and seeds and dried fruits, sometimes with chocolate, is the perfect snack while hiking, as it is lightweight, does not require refrigeration and provides a quick energy boost from the dried fruits and more sustained energy from the fats and the protein in the nuts and seeds. In my own version, I use my favourite nuts : creamy brazil and macadamia nuts, coconut chips, super healthy goji berries, super sweet raisins, super mellow mulberries, and finally, I add raw cacao nibs, which are the original chocolate chips, for a cacao hit.
For a fully raw trail mix, be sure to use raw coconut chips.
Makes 650g : about 4 cups or 1 litre.
(16 generous 1/4 cup servings)