Your Favorite Trail Mix

One of the best things’s ever created is trail mix. I snack on it every chance I get! My fiancé will also agree with my love/obsession for trail mix. What better way to celebrate my love for trail mix than sharing my favorite recipes with everyone? Now, these recipes aren’t conventional ones you can grab at any convenience store, thus I’ve linked each one to the blog that I first read them on. I normally change my recipes up a bit so you’ll see my ingredients and way of cooking are different versus the original recipes. Regardless, I hope you fall in love with my favorite recipes too!

Trail Mix Coconut Butter Cups

These at the top of my list because they are the perfect substitute for when I’m craving any chocolate and peanut butter cups!

Ingredients needed:

⅓ cup of low carb chocolate chips

1 tablespoon of Kelapo Coconut Oil (Divided)

6 teaspoons of coconut butter

3 tablespoons of trail mix

Kelapo Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or use the Kelapo Coconut Oil Spray. I found that to be much more effective. Add ⅓ of the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and then add 1 teaspoon of Kelapo Coconut Oil on top. Pop it in the microwave for 1 minute while stirring between each 20-second interval. Depending on the chocolate, you can add more coconut oil until it has completely melted. Scoop about 2 to 3 teaspoons of melted chocolate into each muffin tin and use a small non-stick spatula to cover the sides of the muffin tin. Once you’ve done this to all the muffin tin holes, place the tray in the freezer so the chocolate will harden up. 10 to 15 should suffice depending on the temperature. Remove from freezer, then add 1 teaspoon of coconut butter on top of each chocolate cup and pop back in the freezer for another 10 to 15 minutes. As the coconut butter is hardening up, add the rest of the chocolate chips and Kelapo Coconut Oil into the microwave, following the same procedure as before, to melt. When the cups are ready, add the rest of the chocolate on top. There isn’t an exact amount because ideally, you’ll want to add as much as you can to cover up the top so remember to add little by little. Once all the cups are topped with chocolate, you’ll want to chop up your trail mix. Now, you can use either store-bought trail mix or make it from scratch. Placing the trail mix in a small food processor for about 5 seconds on low worked much better than chopping up pieces for me. Next, take those chopped pieces and drizzle about 1 ½ teaspoon of trail mix on top of each chocolate cup. You can use store-bought trail mix or make it from scratch, either way, they’ll taste phenomenal. Once you’ve added that, place the tray in the fridge for about 30 to 40 minutes and then enjoy your snacks!

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Ingredients needed:

½ cup of honey

3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons of Kelapo Coconut Oil

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

¾ cup of old fashioned oats

¾ cup of crispy rice

¼ cup of ground flaxseed meal

½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of kosher salt

½ cup of mixed dried fruit

⅓ cup of mixed nuts

⅓ cup of dark chocolate chips

Kelapo Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Begin by lining an 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil while leaving a few inches of extra foil on the sides as if they were handles. Grease the foil with the Kelapo Coconut Oil Spray. Remember, a little is never enough. Next, add the honey, Kelapo Coconut Oil and peanut butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Pop in the microwave for a total of 2 minutes in 30-second intervals while stirring. If the consistency is not smooth after 2 minutes, you can put it in for another minute or two. Once the consistency is smooth, add in the vanilla extract and stir. Set aside to cool. Next, in a large bowl add the oats, crispy rice cereal, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and salt. Now, you’ll want to add in your dried fruit and nuts. My top combination is a dried berry mix (strawberries blueberries and blackberries) with almonds, sesame seeds, and pistachio. Add the dried fruit, nuts and chocolate chips in the bowl to stir everything together. Once everything is mixed, drizzle in the peanut butter mixture and stir until all ingredients are evenly coated. Using a non-stick spatula, pour the mixture into the baking pan and press into an even layer. Place the pan in the fridge overnight so all ingredients can harden up. Next day, remove the bars from the pan with foil “handles” and using a sharp knife slice the dish into small bars. Enjoy instantly, or store in the fridge to enjoy later!

Coconut Almond Chex Mix

Now, this recipe is on the easier side! You don’t have to prep anything from scratch so it’s quick to make.

Ingredients needed:

1 cup of Chex cereal

2 cups of Cheerios

1 cup of old-fashioned oats

1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup of raw unsalted almonds (chopped)

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ cup of Kelapo Coconut Oil

½ cup of honey

¼ teaspoon of almond extract

Kelapo Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Grease the baking sheet with Kelapo Coconut Oil and set aside. Next, grab a large bowl and add in the dry ingredients and set aside. In a small saucepan, add in the Kelapo Coconut Oil and honey, and stir together until thoroughly combined. Once melted, add in the almond extract and stir. Drizzle the coconut oil and honey mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients, and using a non-stick spatula toss it together until everything is coated. Spread the mix on the baking sheet and pressing down to create that even layer. After, pop it in the oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes. You can stir the Chex mix pieces or break them apart halfway through. It’s totally up to you. Once it’s done baking, let it cool and break into smaller pieces for bite-sized snacks

Share your love for trail mix by telling us how your recipes turned out below!

Peace, love and Kelapo


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