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Recipe courtesy of Maya Ferrante for Food Network Kitchen

Trail Mix Butter

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By blending a combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, you can make a spreadable spin on a snack time favorite--trail mix. And no hike needed! We've come up with our own mix below, but this is a flexible recipe, so feel free to swap in your own combination.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 2 cups
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Put the pecans, walnuts, cashews, peanuts and sunflower seeds on the prepared baking sheet and roast until fragrant and barely golden, about 6 minutes. Cool the nuts and seeds for 5 minutes.  
  3. Transfer the nuts and seeds to a food processor and add the coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary with a rubber spatula, until smooth, 4 to 7 minutes. The nut mixture will go from coarsely chopped, to fine meal, to clumpy ball, to smooth and creamy. Once the nut butter is smooth, add the raisins, pineapple and sweetener of choice and blend until the raisins and pineapple are finely chopped, about 1 minute.  
  4. Transfer the nut butter to a medium bowl, cover and allow to cool fully, about 1 hour. Once the nut butter is cool, serve with a crunchy topping of choice or transfer to an airtight container for storage. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

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