Maple pumpkin trail mix recipe is salty, spicy, and sweet and is the perfect healthy homemade snack recipe for road trips or after-school activities
Who doesn't love a good trail mix? Especially one loaded with all the good goodies fall brings?
To kick off the season of Pumpkin Spice All The Things!, I am sharing this autumn-flavored maple pumpkin trail mix recipe that's so good you'll keep a put it in your pocketbook, display it on your counter beside your coffee maker, tuck it under your bedside table, and stash it in a small plastic baggy in between your boobs.
Ok, I'm kinda sort of a little bit kidding about that last one there, but only kinda sorta.
Is it healthy?
I confess! It's healthier than Target trail mix that's loaded with all sorts of oils, candies, chocolates, and other delicious goodies. Don't get me wrong, they're delicious and indulgent, but they won't fuel your body like this homemade pumpkin trail mix will!
Also, if you're looking for an indulgent treat, make these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes instead.
Roasted pumpkin seeds, pecan halves, sliced almonds, and sunflower seeds are coated in a maple Syrup and pumpkin spice glaze and then tossed with dried fruits like apricots, golden raisins, and cranberries. Add in a few sweet indulgences if you'd like such as cinnamon chips or white chocolate chips.
What are cinnamon chips?
Cinnamon chips are a baking morsel like chocolate chips or butterscotch chips, but they taste like cinnamon! They used to be readily available in stores, but are now easier to find online. Buy them! You won't regret it!
Maple Pumpkin Fall Harvest Trail Mix
- Add maple syrup to a large sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat until just beginning to boil.
- Stir in pumpkin pie spice, salt, and nuts and cook, stirring frequently, until the nuts have caramelized and the syrup has reduced. About 3-5 minutes.
- Spread mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and let cool completely. The candied nuts will harden as they cool.
- Once hardened, and the cherries, apricots, raisins and cinnamon chips to the pan, and stir until ingredients are evenly distributed, breaking the candied nuts into clusters as needed.
- Store in an air-tight container.