This snack mix is especially good in the Fall when the air is crisp and cool and thoughts of campfires, apple harvests and pumpkin patches fill the local landscape. It is so good you cannot eat just one handful! Enjoy this mix for game night, seasonal or holiday parties.
Serving size: 18 servings of 1/3 cup each
Yields: Approx. 6 cups
- 2 cups Pepitas (baby pumpkin seeds)
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 6 Tbsps. Pure Grade B maple syrup
- 1 to 1 ½ Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup dried cherries or cranberries (feel free to use both berries)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (The silicone works a lot better.) In a large bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds, almonds, and sunflower seeds together. Add the maple syrup and stir. Then add the pumpkin pie spice and stir mixture until evenly coated. Spread this mixture onto baking sheets in an even single layer.
Bake, stirring several times with spatula or wooden spoon, until just golden, about 20 minutes. Cool the nut/seed mixture completely on the pan. Once cooled, break it apart and put into a container with a lid. Add the cherries or cranberries or both and toss to combine. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.