This one’s for Heather, my twin (separated at birth.) Heather is a girl on the go, working non stop crazy hours at a medical residency in Kentucky. She often times doesn’t have time to cook or even to eat!
Heather told me she puts this snack mix in her pocket and eats on it throughout the day because it’s high in energy and keeps her going. I like it too and bought it for a long time, but it’s so simple, I decided to make it myself! It was so good, I couldn’t tell the difference!
What you’ll need:
2 cups chipped walnuts
2 cups cranberries
2 cups soy nuts
3/4- cup to 1 cup Hershey’s special dark chocolate chips
1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
For folks like Heather who carry this around in their pocket, this version would probably work best, BUT you can also melt the chocolate in a pan and pour in the soy nuts, drying them out on parchment paper for 2 or 3 hours, break them into rough chunks and add them in with the walnuts and cranberries like I did in the pictures below. (Creating chocolate-covered soy nuts.)
But this is messier and time-consuming. And who wants to be bothered with all that? Just throw the chocolate chips in there. I can’t find them in bulk so I’m trying to send the paper into Terracycle, but of course they aren’t accepting any right now. (Sigh.) Everything else I’m getting in bulk. One step at a time, right?
Travels well. Delicious and nutritious. Since it’s high calorie, I eat it as a treat of either 1/4 or 1/2 cup servings.
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