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Fall Trail Mix with Candied Pecans (Vegan)

I love trail mix and I love making fun trail mix recipes like this one! I absolutely adore the candied pecans and this recipe, and you will too. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small baking tray with parchment. Pour the pecans onto the pan along with the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix it together to coat evenly.
  • Bake the pecans for 6-8 minutes on the center rack of your oven. Stir frequently and watch closely so that the pecans don't burn! The maple will thicken significantly so keep stirring to coat the pecans evenly. As soon as they are fragrant, remove them from the oven.
  • Allow the pecans to cool enough so that the syrup is dry. This should only take about 5 minutes.
  • In the mean time, add the rest of the ingredients to a jar or airtight container. Add the pecans when they are cooled and mix everything together. Store in your pantry. Enjoy!