Maple candied pecans and apples with sea salt sprinkles

 8 servings  5 min prep, 25 min cooking  30.9 g / serving

The fanciest of trail mixes, this mix combines sweet and salty flavors for a premium snack on the trail. It is a good option for these cold outdoor adventures when maximizing the energy density (calories/weight) is a must. It also does taste super good on day snowshoeing or backcountry skiing adventures!


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  • ½ cup (125 ml) gluten-free puffed rice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) pecans
  • ½ cup (125 ml) dried apples
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) real maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) sea salt


  1. In a bowl, mix the puffed rice, pecans and dried apples.
  2. Add the maple syrup and mix well for all the ingredients to be covered.
  3. Spread the mix on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle the salt over the preparation.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes at 325 F (163C).
  6. Let it cool down for about 30 minutes before storing it containers or bags.
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