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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Someone shared this recipe with me and I adjusted it to my and my family's liking. It's easy to make and provides a nice snack option than the other items that seem to fill up my pantry!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 35 mins
5 cups


Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  • Stir the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Meanwhile, combine the rolled oats, pecans, almonds, raisins, cranberries, and sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot maple syrup over top, and stir until evenly mixed. Spread onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, scrape onto a cold baking sheet, and cool to room temperature. Break into clumps and stir in the chocolate covered peanuts once cool.

Cook's Notes

You can substitute many of the ingredients if you'd like. I tried many combinations before settling on this one. Here are some suggestions:

Use golden raisins instead of red raisins (the taste is similar, but the golden raisins add a nice color). Substitute peeled hazelnuts for pecans. Substitute shelled pumpkin seeds for sunflower kernels. Use 1 cup of almonds, 1 cup of honey-roasted peanuts and 1 cup of regular M&M's(R). Substitute other types of sweets for the M&M's(R), such as chocolate covered pretzels or Reese's(R) Pieces.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 23.8g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 5mg. Full Nutrition