This recipe was a favorite for trail mix when I was a Girl Scout.
Prep/Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 20 or more servings
6 cups Cheerios or other oat circles
1 can unsalted roasted peanuts
1 large box raisins
1 bag milk chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, mix the cereal, nuts and raisins. Pour the butter over the mixture and stir until coated. When cool, add the chocolate chips and stir. Store in an airtight container.
Tips and Tricks
Vary the nuts to please your family. Add shredded coconut for more sweetness. Be sure to let the butter cool before adding the chocolate chips; otherwise, they will melt.
Make It Healthier
Use unsalted butter or trans-fat free spread. Try carob in place of the chocolate.
How Kids Can Help
Push buttons on microwave to melt butter. Measure ingredients. Stir.