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Tasty Maple Trail Mix

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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2 h 35 m servings 230
Original recipe yields 20 servings (5 cups)


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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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®. Substitute other types of sweets for the M&M's®, such as chocolate covered pretzels or Reese's® Pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 230 calories; 14.3 23.8 5.2 < 1 5 Full nutrition

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Man, this stuff is good! However, I modified it a bit, because it was just too "wet" as written. I make the sauce as directed, but I use 1&1/2 times the amount of all the other ingredients. I...

I took MagicPam's advice and added another cup and a half of the rolled oats. I did not add the raisins or cranberries until after the rest of the mixture had baked because I didn't want them to...

I was given this recipe 15 years ago by my scot master. Man it is good.

This is pretty good. I am following a paleo diet, so I skipped the oats and m&m's, but it was still good. There was way too much maple syrup by following the recipe. There were puddles of it....

I made half a recipe, followed the directions to the letter, and it turned out pretty well. The raisins and the cranberries were a little too "baked and dry," so in the future, I'll try adding t...

This is excellent! Like others, I doubled the oats to offset the maple syrup. I also added a cup of pretzels for more crunch. We really enjoyed the salty/sweet combo.