Buttery Peanut Trail Mix

Buttery Peanut Trail Mix

In my opinion you either like peanut butter or you don't. Me I love peanuts but really not a fan of peanut butter so in fairness this is not my favorite trail mix. Then again I know of peanut butter aficionados who love this Buttery Peanut Trail Mix
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 11/4 cups dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups nut mixture.
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions
 

  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil and mix well. Use a microwave on low power and check regularly. You can use a stove top but be very careful you don't burn the mixture. Many professional cooks melt chocolate over a water bath but honestly this is a hassle. Stick to the microwave.
  • Stir in the stevia, peanut butter and vanilla.
  • In a second bowl mix the nuts and coconut before pouring the chocolate mixture over the nut and coconut mixture. Stir well to make sure everything is well coated.
  • Spread the mixture over a large baking sheet covered with waxed or parchment paper then place it in a refrigerator until it's very firm.
  • Break up the trail mix in to manageable bit size pieces and keep in the refrigerator.

Notes

When it comes to replacing sugar with sweetener life can become a little difficult. Typically the stevia I use substitutes 1:1 for sugar. The alternative is to use brown sugar and walk a little further.
Nut Mixture
Include a selection of almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts or cashews. Not a nut but sunflower, hemp or pumpkin seeds are all possibilities.
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