Pumpkin Seed and Dried Cherry Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate Recipe

Pumpkin Seed and Dried Cherry Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate Recipe
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Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate
Claire Robinson
Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate

Here’s a trail mix for those with a sweet tooth; decadent dark chocolate is sure to give you the energy boost you need for a hard day in the backcountry, while the pumpkin seeds give an energizing crunch. — Will Budiaman

6
Servings
636
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  cups  baby pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1  cup  slivered almonds
  • 3/4  cups  raw sunflower seeds
  • 6  tablespoons  pure grade B maple syrup
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 1  cup  dried cherries or cranberries
  • 3.3  ounces  dark chocolate, preferably Dove, chopped into bite-sized pieces

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a large bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds, almonds, and sunflower seeds with the syrup until evenly coated. Spread the nuts and seeds out in an even, single layer on the baking sheets and season with salt. Transfer to the oven and bake until just golden, stirring several times with a spatula or wooden spoon, about 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Then, add the cherries and dark chocolate, and toss to combine. Store the cooked trail mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
84g
65%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
103mg
10%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
193mg
60%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
108mg
15%
Sodium, Na
94mg
6%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Pumpkin Seed Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Seed Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.