Recipes and Cooking Valentine's Day Chocolate Trail Mix 4.6 (5) 1 Review No baking (just a bit of microwave time) is required to make this homemade trail mix. While it makes for a terrific Valentine's treat, we think there's no wrong time to enjoy chocolate trail mix. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 20 mins Microwave Time: 1 mins Stand Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 21 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup granola 1 cup salted pretzel sticks, coarsely crushed 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces 1 ½ cup dried cranberies 1 cup cocoa-covered almonds 1 cup dried cherries ½ cup freeze-dried raspberries Directions Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. In a small bowl place granola; in another small bowl place pretzels. In a 2-cup glass measuring cup place 2/3 cup of the chocolate pieces. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate. Continue cooking on high for about 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every10 seconds, until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Add remaining1/3 cup chocolate pieces to the mixture; stir until chocolate is smooth again. Pour half of the melted chocolate over the granola; pour remaining half over the pretzels. Stir each until evenly coated. Turn the contents of each bowl out onto the prepared baking sheets. Separate the chocolate-coated pieces into small chunks. Let stand at room temperature 1 to 2 hours or until set. (If necessary, chill for 15 minutes until chocolate is set.) Break or chop the chocolate-coated granola and pretzels into bite-size morsels (evenness does not count here). Transfer pieces to a large bowl. Add dried cranberries, almonds, and dried cherries. Stir in dried raspberries just before serving. Tips Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 138 Calories 6g Fat 23g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 138 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 74mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 14g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 20mg 2% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 111mg 2% Folate, total 5.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.