Autumn Trail Mix

Kids love this snack, which consists of a brown-sugar-sweetened blend of nuts, pretzels, and cookie crumbles.

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  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 2 cups small checker pretzels or other small pretzel twists
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups miniature chocolate chip cookies and/or bite-size rich round sandwich crackers with peanut butter filling
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil; butter the foil and set aside. In a large bowl combine nuts and pretzels; set aside.
In a medium skillet combine brown sugar, water, and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer about 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened and syrupy. Drizzle sugar mixture over nut mixture, tossing to coat. Spread onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Stir; spread on another piece of foil. Allow nut mixture to cool.
Break nut mixture into small clusters. Stir in cookies and/or sandwich crackers. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days. Makes about 16 (1/2-cup) servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 216, Fat, total (g) 12, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 26, Monounsaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 16, pro. (g) 4, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 20, sodium (mg) 233, Potassium (mg) 166, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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