Hi there sugar!

This week’s recipe is Oregon Trail Mix. I always thought of trail mix as that collection of M&Ms, nuts, raisins, and other stuff. Just pile it all together in a bag and go. Apparently… I may have been wrong. Or maybe this recipe is. Because it doesn’t sound like any trail mix recipe I’m aware of.

6 cups Kix cereal
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped or whole, roasted Oregon hazelnuts
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup banana chips
1 small package non-instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter

Mix cereal, nuts, raisins and banana chips together. In saucepan, combine vanilla pudding and
honey; bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter; mix well.
Pour over cereal mix and mix until coated. Put on cookie sheet to cool.

So… mixing the cereal, nuts, raisins and banana chips together sounds fine. But then you use a sauce pan for pudding and honey? And then add peanut butter and mix it all up?Now… I mean, won’t this melt or something if you put it in a bag and take it for a hike? Maybe I just think it will because I live in the warmer climes. This is Oregon trail mix, after all, so it could be just fine for Oregon. Although I’m told it occasionally gets a mite warm up there as well.

I was going to make it and take pictures, but Fred informed me he doesn’t like hazelnuts. At all. So, no pictures this week.

Until next time, toodles! >