Thursday, February 05, 2009

A real solution

You know how you become addicted to a certain food and eat it like it's going out of style and then a month later you complete forget about it? Maybe it's just me. Sometimes it's cottage cheese, sometimes it's pudding, but lately it's trail mix. I go through crazy trail mix phases. I've tried every single one that Trader Joes carries. I had a desk drawer dedicated to the stuff. And then all of a sudden....I just stopped being interested.

But you'll just never guess what turned up in the FF cookbook! (I know - I'm taking foreshadowing cues from Stephanie Meyer lately). And now I don't need to pillage the shelves of TJs because I can make it in about three minutes. And it's a good thing it's so quick and easy because I'm going through it in massive amounts. And I can't even kid myself that it's healthy because ummmm chocolate chips anyone? Although it's semi-sweet chocolate which is healthier than milk chocolate....... And actually in the vast scheme of things, if you're craving something sweet a couple of chocolate chips is probably the perfect solution.

Trail Mix or Gorp (From The Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut
  1. Toss all the ingredients together.
  2. Store in an airtight jar (if you can get it that far)


  1. Looks like a super good trail mix. Kid friendly too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yummy! I heart delicious trail mix. Hope you'll be keeping this in your desk again! LOL!

  3. This looks really good! And lol at the Stephanie Meyer comment :)

  4. I do that too - short-term addictions to food. Every summer, I rediscover trail mix after a camping trip.

  5. I don't think I'll even get to the mixing part. I'll probably just start eating them out of their bags.

  6. I need to whip some of this up for Joe to put in his coat pockets when he's stuck at the hospital!

  7. Mmm, I love trail mix. I love the coconut in this.

  8. Trail mix is such a perfect snack!

  9. would it be really bad if i made this, sans raisins and coconut?