Mark and I went on one of our favorite hiking trails to soak up some of this beautiful weather we’ve been getting lately. I wanted to pack us something light, yet substantial enough to give us an energy boost when we start to lag. I made a medley with dried tart cherries, almonds, cashews, peanuts and chocolate. I used a special type of almond that has been one of my favorites for years now, I used tamari roasted almonds. You can buy tamari almonds, which is a delicious light spice that the almonds are roasted in, at any Whole Foods style store. It sets off this trail mix just right for me. I loved the combination so much, I actually packed a bag of this to take with us on our vacation to Europe.
Just a side note – this can make a great gift to an outdoorsy friend!
Ingredients ~ if you’re having a difficult time finding tamari roasted almonds, then replace them with dry roasted almonds.
- 1/2 cup tamari roasted almonds
- 1/2 cup roasted and salted whole cashews
- 1/2 cup roasted and salted peanuts
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup dried tart cherries
Mix all components together and store it in an air tight container.