Cook’s Mission: Apricot + Pretzels

There’s a new and exciting mission out in the blog world, it’s the Cook’s Mission: The Mystery Basket Competition created by Mae over at Ohh May…. The task is to create a an original recipe using all of the mystery ingredients. You send in your recipe and it is posted on the Cook’s Mission website. People then vote for the best recipe, and every Sunday night the winners are announced. The winners then get to choose the next mystery ingredients for the upcoming weeks challenge! Exciting eh? The mystery basket ingredients for the first week are apricots and pretzels, so here is my little concoction.
When I heard that the mystery ingredients were apricots and pretzels, all that kept coming to my mind was some form of trail/snack mix. I was excited that I could put to use my newly bought (as of today) organic dried apricots from the Bulk Barn, and I also now had a reason to go out and buy Mary’s Organic Sticks and Twigs, as I hadn’t tried them until today (product review to come!). Who doesn’t like a good old snack mix? I love snack mixes and one that included apricots and GF pretzels was definitely on my agenda for today.
Gluten Free Pretzel and Apricot Snack Mix:
14 dried organic apricots chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries (mine consist of a mixture of orange flavoured, raspberry flavoured and original)
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup soy nuts
1/3 cup dry roasted edamame
1/4 cup gluten free, dairy free carob chips
Mix all together and store in a re-sealable container.
This turned into this:

I’m storing mine in a re-sealable container and keeping in the fridge to keep it fresher.
Chop your apricots like this.
Roasted edamame

Soy nuts!

This is a great little snack mix, you can put it in a bowl for parties, munch on it during a movie, pack it in your lunch or just pack it for a t0-go snack!
You can also add a whole lot of other ingredients, such as:
– other types of dried fruit (apple, mango, banana, prunes, dates, etc)
– different types of nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
– seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia, flax, sesame, etc.)
– chocolate chips
– chocolate/yogurt covered raisins
– other types of cereals (corn flakes, rice puffs, etc.)
– cinnamon
– carob powder or cocoa powder to make it more “chocolaty”
The list is endless, use your imaginations and throw anything you wish in!
Make sure to check out Cook’s Mission – The Mystery Basket Competition to vote for your favourite recipe!
What a mess!


  1. Oh my goodness, yum! Trail mix is a life saver when I'm feeling 'snacky', but you're definitely more creative than me. Thanks for the ideas!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  2. Looks like a great batch. Be careful of Sticks and Twigs – I love them but they're really high in salt.

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