Fruit ‘n’ trail chow

This is an awesome trail mix to make with the kids. Great to take with when you go geocaching or just a nature walk.

 

1/4 c sunflower kernels

2 tbsp butter

4 c old fashioned oats

1/2 c vegetable oil

2/3 c cashews halves

3/4 c almonds, toasted

1/2 c sesame seeds, toasted

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1  1/4 c assorted bite size dried fruit (raisins, bananas, apricots, apples, dates)

 

In a large skillet 0ver medium heat, lightly toast sunflower kernels in butter; remove and set to the side.  In same skillet, lightly toasts oats in oil.  Add the sunflower kernels, cashews, almonds and sesame seeds.  Combine the brown sugar, honey and cinnamon; add to the oat mixture.  Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

Spread in 2 ungreased pans. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes.  Cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in dried fruit.  Store in air tight container.

Yields aprox. 10 cups

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