Surprisingly for all the sweet teeth I have and my love of chocolate I’ve never been a fan of the fancy drinks at Starbucks. I love the occasional bitterness of black coffee but more often than not I’ll choose green or herbal tea, and if you try swirling chocolate syrup and whipped cream into your green tea you’ll get a few odd looks.
Chocolate covered coffee beans and the like, however, are a different story. They’re right up there with chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered raisins, and chocolate covered everything else. I’ve never found chocolate covered hazelnuts but something tells me if I did I’d love them, too.
This trail mix hits just about every note that a good cup of coffee should. It has bitterness from the coffee beans, sweetness from the white chocolate and raisins, and a rich nuttiness from the hazelnuts and almonds. I think that hazelnuts pair great with chocolate and coffee but if you find yourself lacking them you can easily double the almonds in the recipe.
Hazelnut Mocha Trail Mix
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Ingredients(Makes 3 cups):
- 3/4 cup hazelnuts
- 3/4 cup roasted almonds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chocolate covered coffee beans
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Store at room temperature when not enjoying.