Maple Trail Mix

Delicious maple, cinnamon and vanilla flavors bind the oats, nuts, raisins, and candy together in this trail mix. Seen Rachael Ray make this a few years ago, and knew I had to make it. She used hazelnuts instead of walnuts, but walnuts are easier for me to find. Enjoy!

Maple Trail Mix 3/4 C. maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean, split
1 C. oats
1 C. walnuts
2 C. whole natural almonds
1/2 C. raisins
1/2 C. craisins
1/2 C shelled pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
1 C. M&Ms (peanut or plain)

Preheat oven to 375.

In a saucepan add maple syrup, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean. Warm over medium low heat for a couple of minutes to infuse the flavor. Remove from heat.

Combine oats, walnuts, almonds, raisins, cranberries and seeds in a bowl. Toss with maple syrup and remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean. Spread the maple coated mixture out on a cookie sheet and roast 15 minutes. Remove the nuts from oven and transfer to another cold pan, tossing the mix to quick-cool it. Once cool, toss with M&Ms.

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