Trail Mix Bars

How to make Trail Mix Hiking Bars

 I wanted to try and make something fast and easy to take hiking and backpacking. baked trail mix bars for hiking I had a bag of trail mix in the cupboard that has been there a while, figured I should use it up.  I did not get very precise on measuring anything as I mixed it all up. But I think I can estimate quantities of ingredients good enough here.

 

The trail mix I used had every kind of nut imaginable in it. It also had M&M’s, chocolate covered raisins, and mixed dried fruits.

 

Here is How I did it:

  • I used about 40% flour to trail mix ratio.
  •  1 very heaping spoonful of margarine (see pic)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp honey

 

I mixed it all in a bowl and tried to crunch up the mix as best as possible.

 

Then I flattened the mix into a greased baking pan, by putting a layer of waxed paper over it and pressing firmly.

With the oven preheated to 350 degrees they were ready to be baked for 15-20 minutes or so. 

I think it might have been a good idea to blend the trail mix for a second or two. It would have given them a more consistent texture and flavor. Another thing I will do next time is to use a little bit less flour.  I think that might make them a little more crunchy. They did hold together quite well though after cooling down. I cut them into bar shapes immediately after removing from the oven. About 15 minutes later they were pretty solid.  Please leave comments below if you figure out a better way to make these. They could use a little more perfecting, but they were pretty good in the end.

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