Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trail Mix or Whatever You Call It

(Photo: - you can buy the t-shirt there too!)

Frank and Sue over at Our Hiking Blog just posted their favourite recipe for scroggin (that's trail mix or GORP for those of northern hemisphere origins.) Their preference is for a sugary combination including licorice allsorts and gummy snakes.

Since hooking up with G, my trail mixing has been cut to a minimum. He's a big fan of keeping the elements separate. Nuts in one baggie, dried apricots in another, chocolate in another...

But I actually love a nice trail mix, and so I was inspired by Frank and Sue to list some of my favourite things to include. Let's give it a catchy name too.

Maple Kiwi Mix (contains neither maple nor kiwi)
Salted almonds
Peanut M&Ms (or peanut butter ones if I can get them)
Honey roasted peanuts
Yogurt dipped raisins
Dehydrated pineapple (not the crystallized stuff)
Dried apples
Dried peaches
Dried cranberries
Animal crackers

I aim for a good balance between sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy. A full water bottle is mandatory when the trail mix comes out!


Frank and Sue said...

Ok, you have got me , what is an Animal Cracker?

Is it like dog or cat food?

Is the economy over there that bad?

Enjoyed your post and recipe

Maple Kiwi said...

LOL! Gotta love cultural differences. It's fun living in two worlds at once!

Animal crackers are small (bite sized usually)biscuits, shaped like animals. They are quite plain, like arrowroot or something. Extra carbs for the mix!

Anonymous said...

I still make your original trail mix, starting with BulkBarn 'crazy for cranberry', and adding sesame sticks & M&M's. :) G

Maple Kiwi said...

Mmm, sesame sticks. I haven't seen those here.