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    Trail Mix or “Gorp”

    I really am excited to share this gluten-free, dairy-free, tree-nut free and peanut-free recipe with you because it is a great snack food for busy people. It appeals to both children and adults although some children will snub their noses at it. When I was young we used to eat what we called trail mix or gorp. I think gorp was the name that the hikers used (“good old raisins and peanuts”). It was easy to make, portable, a quick snack food, and I could make it without nuts. Many trail mixes contained tree-nuts and I’ve been allergic to tree-nuts since my childhood. You can substitute any ingredients you can have for anything you don’t like or do not tolerate!! I made several batches of this for a gathering in March while I was in Los Angeles and it was devoured!

    Ingredients:
    2 cups raw sunflower seeds (unsalted or salted)*
    1 cup roasted, hulled pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted or roasted)*
    1 cup raisins
    1 cup dried cranberries
    1/2 cup to 2/3 cup GFCF chocolate chips
    1 cup GFCF pretzel pieces, broken into bite-sized pieces

    Directions:
    For the sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, you can use raw, unsalted or roasted and salted. We like this recipe made both ways (salted and unsalted), although we use the raw and unsalted seeds more often. Mix all ingredients together gently. Store in an airtight container. This recipe makes about 6-6-1/2 cups. You can divide it in half to make just 3 cups.

    © 2009 Lisa A. Lundy, author of The Super Allergy Girl™ Allergy & Celiac Cookbook- From A Mother Who Knows™, www.TheSuperAllergyCookbook.com