Chocolate Chip Quinoa Trail Mix Clusters Recipe
Change is not easy. It's hard to achieve; it's difficult to sustain. It takes so. much. effort.
But, we all know the moment where we decide a change will happen. The moment where old ruts are abandoned, and new pathways are mapped out. The moment where we see our future change for the better, regardless of roadblocks along the way. The moment where we do what is best for ourselves, our community, and our environment.
Allgood Provisions, a snack foods company from Park City, Utah, is giving everyone the opportunity to participate in a necessary change. AND they have already done the hard part for us. Allgood Provisions has already found the best farms and created premium products that are USDA certified Organic and non-GMO verified. With every sale of these products, Allgood Provisions donates funds to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Allgood Provisions is making a change in their way of conducting business, in its community, and in the environment. And, they makes our lives easy by providing access to affordable food that is trustworthy, healthy, and you know, actually real food.
So now that you know about Allgood Provisions, you should understand why I was P U M P E D to receive my High Antioxidant Trail Mix in the mail last week. I saved half of it for a 911 library snack-stash, and the other half to make these Chocolate Chip Quinoa Trail Mix Clusters that disappeared as quickly as this 8 second clip:
These Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Clusters are a crowd-pleasing game changer. That's right, I said it. High in everything-good-for-you and easy to make, these are a new favorite. So before I work myself into a pile of words, the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Quinoa Trail Mix Clusters
Makes a dozen bite sized treats
- 1 c old fashioned oats, dry
- 1/4 c quinoa, dry + 3/4 c water
- 1 1/2 c Allgood organic Trail Mix
- 1/2 c dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/3 c honey
1. Cook quinoa as directed, and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
2. Mix dry, old fashioned oats with Allgood organic Trail Mix in a separate bowl.
3. Meanwhile, bring honey to a light simmer on the stove. Do not burn.
4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract. Add honey & vanilla to Trail Mix & oats.
5. Stir, coating the mixture well. Add quinoa.
6. Mix & let cool.
7. After cooling, add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and sea salt. Mix well.
8. Chill dough in fridge for an hour.
9. Using wet hands, gently roll mixture into golf ball-sized balls.
10. Place balls on a plate and chill for at least two hours until firm.
I truly hope your clusters last longer than mine - I could not stop eating them.
And as always, comment below and let me know what you think. What are your go-to snack foods?