The Amazing Trail Mix Bar

This has got to be one of my favoritest recipes on the planet. They are perfect. Make them for parties, make them for road trips, make them for family reunions, make them for ski trips. Make them for cotton harvest.

Everyone will love you. Because everyone loves the Amazing Trail Mix Bar.

I mixed up a batch the other day since I will soon be entering the throes of cotton-harvest-supper-cooking. And these seem to be a favorite.

And I even got to take pictures of them.

Let me share with you. But before that, let me say, “I love you, the Amazing Trail Mix Bar.”

The Amazing Trail Mix Bar (adapted from Smucker’s Trail Mix Bars)

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pecans

4-5 cups toasted oat cereal (I used Mom’s Best Naturals)

1 cup honey

3/4 cup sugar

1 16-oz. can natural peanut butter, stirred

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine oats, cereal, sunflower seeds, and pecans in a large bowl.

In a small saucepan, combine honey and sugar. Heat until boiling, stirring frequently. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add peanut butter and vanilla; stir until well combined.

Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture. Stir until coated. Press into a 15×10 jelly roll pan. Let cool. Cut into bars; serve and spread good cheer.

Note: Change anything you like; these bars are very adaptable. Change the nuts, change the cereal, stir in chocolate chips and watch them become chocolate bars. Please make them your own.

Warning: DO NOT cook the peanut butter with the honey and sugar! This will cause the bars to crumble excessively. Don’t let it happen to you.


The Amazing Trail Mix Bar up close.

Have a wonderful next week!


“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” (Hebrews 13:5)


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