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These easy Trail Mix Bars are great for when you need a quick dessert to bring with you somewhere, like a potluck or to a friend’s house. For years I made them with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. Then I decided to try using trail mix instead, to make them even faster to make. They turned out delicious, and so colorful!
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You need butter, graham crackers, and sweetened condensed milk (Find recipe at B4andAfters.com)
Melt butter in 9 x 13 cake pan in oven. Add crushed graham crackers.
Stir to combine, then press flat for crust.
Add 2 cups trail mix, spread evenly.
Add shredded coconut if desired.
Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.
Use a mini spatula to get every bit out of the can.
Cook at 350 degrees until brown around the edges, 20 -30 minutes.
Let cool. Cut into small bars and enjoy!
Use different varieties of trail mix for different flavor bars.
Kids will enjoy helping to make these easy bars!
More Details about Trail Mix Bars
I don’t really care for raisins, but I do enjoy the raisins in the Kars brand trail mix. I find that other trail mixes have more bitter, less plump raisins.
If you omit the coconut, I found that the bars don’t like to hold together as well. Also, spread the condensed milk as evenly as you can, because that is what helps hold the bars together, too.
If you try these, I would love to know if you liked them!
These easy trail mix bars can be easily changed simply by using a different flavor combination of trail mix. Enjoy!
- 1 stick butter
- 1 package graham crackers
- 2 cups trail mix
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
Melt butter in a 9 x 13 pan in warm oven.
Crush graham crackers with a rolling pin in a ziploc bag. Mix crumbs with melted butter, and press mixture evenly into pan.
Spread trail mix evenly on top of cracker mixture.
Spread coconut evenly on top of trail mix.
Evenly drizzle sweetened condensed milk over coconut.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. If you underbake it, the bars will not stay together, and if you overbake, it will be difficult to get them out of the pan.
Cool for 10 minutes before slicing and removing from pan to cool completely.
The trail mix can be substituted with 1 cup each of nuts and chocolate (or butterscotch) chips.