Goblin Gorp

Monday, October 4, 2010

Whether you call it trail mix, gorp, or scroggin. It is a nutritional, high-energy snack that you can feel good about. (I am a personal fan of "gorp"). This gorp recipe takes Granola, Oatmeal, Raisins, and Peanuts a step further and adds candy corn, Chex cereal, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin spice for an exceptional snack time food with an October flair. After cooking the mix, the pumpkin seeds have a caramel coating that is to die for. This is best served right after it has been made. However, if you need to store it make sure the mix has cooled completely or the steam will cause the cereal and seeds to soften up.

Serves: 4 (1 1/4 cups each)
Start-to-Finish: 20 minutes (10 min prep + 10 min cool)
Recipe By: Amber Brunson


3 cups Chex Cereal
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 yogurt covered raisins
1/2 dried apricots, snipped
1/2 cup candy corn
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 TBSP pumpkin pie spice
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla


1.  Combine brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice, set aside.
2.  Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, approx 30 seconds.
3.  Add vanilla to melted butter, set aside.
4.  Mix together Chex cereal, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts.
5.  Pour melted butter mixture over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly.
6.  Sprinkle brown sugar and spice mixture over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly.
7.  Microwave cereal mixture for 4 minutes stirring every minute until cereal starts to brown and brown sugar caramelizes.
8.  Cool on wax paper (approx 5-10 minutes).
9.  Once cooled, add raisins, apricots, and candy corn.