Sour Cherry Trail Mix

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced lately has been finding healthy snacks. This is especially true when my daily 3:00 chocolate craving hits and there I am, trying to focus on work with the only options nearby a candy machine and tube of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies I hid in the office freezer. And sadly, neither presents a healthy choice to squash the craving.

Enter trail mix. I used to make this nut, dried fruit and chocolate mixture all the time, then sadly let it fade from memory.

It’s back now with a new twist: dried cherries! I found them during a recent outing to Costco, otherwise known as my excursion of random purchases, and thought the sour cherries would make a great substitution for my standard dried cranberries and work just as well with the almonds, peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

The dried cherries are delightful. They’re a little sour, a little sweet, and much larger and chewier than the cranberries and hold up better next to the whole almonds.

My work station is going to be such a happier place this week.

Here’s the recipe/ratio for this healthy, go-to snack:

Sour Cherry Trail Mix – makes 3 cups

1 cup whole roasted unsalted almonds

1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts

1/2 cup dried sour cherries

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine all the ingredients together. Mix well and enjoy!

  • Maria posted: 29 Mar at 7:59 pm

    Great healthy snack!

  • Erika – In Erika’s Kitchen posted: 02 Apr at 1:38 pm

    You found dried cherries at Costco? I’ll have to look more carefully. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s (they have three varieties) but we go through so many that I’d definitely buy them in the big bag if I could find them.

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