When I travel, I like to create my own trail mix containing, nuts, seeds and some dark chocolate. The last time that I made these I found dark chocolate coconut balls which were a delicious mix.
The store where I bought the nuts and seeds this time didn't have the coconut balls. No problem, I'd make an alternate. I started by taking a dark chocolate candy bar and carefully melting it. Then I dumped in a bunch of coconut flakes and about 5 drops of peppermint oil.
I put my stone server in the freezer for about an hour. This helps the chocolate treats set up faster. I also covered it with wax paper to remove them easier. Then I dropped small amounts onto the wax paper. I tried my best to get them consistent. That didn't work too well. These are about the diameter of a penny.
I left enough in the bowl for an instant treat! After all, what is cooking something good for if you don't get to lick the bowl.
In a gallon size baggie I mixed the seeds, nuts and banana chips. Why do I always do that? One of these days I will remember to add the banana chips to each bag. They just don't mix very well.
Yeah, I made it worse by mixing the chocolate/coconut treats in the bag. I overcame the issue by carefully packaging each snack bag with a few chips, a few sweets and a lot of seeds/nuts.
Once again, I had a few leftover. It wasn't enough for a full bag. I got out a cupcake liner and filled it with the final little bit. Do I need to mention that there was several hours between cleaning out the chocolate/coconut bowl and eating the leftover mixture? But YUM!