This post is part of Snack It To Me Week– a week full of recipes for my favorite snack mixes. The posts are: Fairy Berry Gluten-Free Trail Mix, Sour Patched Gluten-Free Trail Mix, Cherry Cordial Gluten-Free Snack Mix, Mango Lassi Trail Mix, Apricocious Trail Mix, Raisinably Delicious Snack Mix, Happy Endings Trail Mix, My go-to prepared snacks.
Chocolate should be a food group. And, in my professional opinion, it should be the base of the pyramid.
I mean, it is full of anti-oxidants and theobromine. It has been purported to do everything from boost your mood to decrease your appetite. Small studies have found that it is good for your heart, your skin and for diabetes prevention.
I even read that it can help make you smarter.
That is a whole heck of a lot of promises for any food to deliver on.
And to think something healthy was lurking in my love of desserts.
I am pairing it with dried cherries and coconut flakes today for a gluten-free trail mix that is a great sweet treat for the 3pm blues. Or the 10am blues. Or a last minute conference call. We can call this an all-occasion snack. But only if you don’t skip the chocolate.
- 100 grams high-quality chocolate calets (they look like slightly larger, flatter chocolate chips) or your favorite brand of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 100 grams dried cherries
- 50 grams unsweetened dried coconut flakes
- Weigh out ingredients and stir to combine in a medium mixing bowl.
- Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to one month.