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Choose Your Own Adventure Trail Mix

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


8 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

60 Minutes

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

The best part of any adventure is the snacks you eat along the way.


Trail mix base:

1 egg white

1 Tbsp. water

16 oz. unsalted nuts of choice (cashews, almonds, peanuts, etc.)

Flavor profile of choice:

California Crunch:

1 cup dried cranberries

¾ cup butterscotch chips

¼ cup sunflower seeds

Peachy Queen:

1 cup diced dried apricots

¾ cup white chocolate chips

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Open Sesame:

1 cup diced dates

¾ cup dark chocolate chips

¼ cup pine nuts

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pure Maple Sugar

    This tasty Pure Maple Sugar is made by drying maple syrup that has been tapped from the sweet maple tree, and then grinding it into granules. Like ...

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  • Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub

    Fennel grows wild all over the California coast. The pollen from the plant is prized for its bold, yet delicate fennel flavor. Our homage to this u...

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  • Vanilla Bean Sugar

    This sugar is a customer favorite for it's classic flavor that's great on all kinds of desserts. Perfect for coffee. Sprinkle on hot and cold cerea...

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  • Georgia Peach Spice

    Peaches are synonymous with the state of Georgia. In fact, in 1571 Franciscan monks introduced them to the islands off the Georgia coast. The idea ...

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  • Honey Powder

    Honey powder, like liquid honey, can be used as a sweetener or flavoring. In powder form, the consistency is much easier to maintain, making it per...

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  • Za'atar Seasoning

    Like curries, there are hundreds of variations of Za’atar. To handcraft our Za’atar, we mix sumac berries, toasted sesame, salt, cumin, thyme, oreg...

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Step 1: Season nuts

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together egg white and water until foamy. Add nuts of choice, sweetener (Maple Sugar, Vanilla Bean Sugar, or Honey Powder), and seasoning (Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub, Georgia Peach Spice, or Za'atar Seasoning). Mix to coat nuts.

Step 2: Bake and assemble trail mix

Spread nuts in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 60 min., stirring once every 20 min. Cool for 30 min. In a medium bowl, combine nuts and remaining add-ins. Store in an air-tight container and enjoy within 2 weeks.