"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fruit & Nuts
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
Senior Cook
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 395
Question ISO chewy trail mix recipe without syrup

Hey y'all!

I would like to make a chewy trail mix bar WITH OUT the unhealthy "sugary glues" like the store bought. Any ideas?

Thanks alot!


jessicacarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
Senior Cook
Aera's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 140
Honey maybe. It has a delicious distinct flavor, isn't too sweet and has many known health benefits. Unlike syrups.

Aera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
Executive Chef
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,270
Stew down fruit until it goes to more of a sticky consistency - a bit like a thick jam. But honey or golden syrup would be my first thoughts.

Oh I just thought of something I saw the other day! On one of the cooking programmes, the chef made up some jelly and while it was still warm coated the ingredients with it. This wasn't for trail mix but there is no reason you couldn't do something similar but use fruit juice instead of water and make it thicker than normal. He was using leaf gelatine.
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
Bilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #4
Assistant Cook
beelzebozo's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2
haven't made this recipe myself, but it's from a good eats episode that is specifically designed to make more health-conscious versions of things like protein/power bars. it's all natural.

just go to food tv's website, and type "granola bars" in the search window--it's the first to pop up. i'd link you myself, but this is my first post on the board and my hands are shackled!

alternately, he also has a very simple granola recipe using maple syrup (not a soft bar--much crunchier) you can easily find by doing a search on that site.
beelzebozo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.