I didn't either until we received a little challenge card in the mail from my parents.
Kahler and I have been challenged by my father (Mr. Trivia) to create a Trail Mix recipe... well, it turns out that yours truly apparently doesn't know the difference b/w trail mix and granola...
I made some kick-A *granola* this morning and in light of National Trail Mix Day, I'm calling it *trail mix*.
Trail Mix (that's really Granola)
3.5 c dried fruit (I used 2 c dried cranberries and 1.5 c coconut)
2 c nuts, chopped (I used pecans)
3 c oats
1.5 c sweet (I used white chocolate chips. You could use M&M's, chocolate chips...)
1/2 c egg whites
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
Pre-heat oven to 250.
Combine cranberries, pecans, coconut, and oats in a large bowl. Whisk egg whites until foamy (or you can put them in a jar and shake). Stir egg whites into dry mixture until thoroughly coated. Stir in sugar until coated.
Spread evenly on a few baking sheets. Bake at 250 for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes. When you take it out, you want the mixture to be golden-brown, dry and a little crispy.
Immediately pour mixture into a large bowl and add white chocolate chips. Stir while the chips melt.
And here's a little trivia for my Mr. Trivia father...
*Trail mix has been eaten for hundreds of years- a yummy, energy-packed snack that's easy to eat.
*Native Americans put dried buffalo meat in their mix.
*Some countries call trail mix GORP (Granola, Oats, Raisins, Peanuts)
Happy Trail Mix Day, y'all! :)