I've been reading here and Googling paleo trail mix recipes. I'm going to do a dried fruit + nuts + coconut mix depending on what I find at trader joes, but I would also like to add some Chocolate and not sure on what to go with there. I'm doing a long day hike (Mt. Katahdin in Maine) so it is just for that day to keep the energy going for a 10-12 hour hike. I'd like to get a paleo 'friendly' chocolate if I can and avoid say M&M's but I'm concerned that if I just get some straight up chocolate it will melt and make a mess. We've seen some pretty crazy hot temps up here the last 2 weeks. I'm honestly leaning towards just grabbing the M&M's and not worrying about it beyond that since I'm going to be burning some serious calories, but also thinking if I'm taking the time to make it I'd like to try to make something 100% paleo. I've seen a few people suggest the Carob Chips but the ingredients look pretty close to M&M's and they look like they'd melt pretty easy. Any suggestions?
asked byBobby_Shazzam (511)
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on July 08, 2013
at 07:37 PM
Yes, chocolate chips in trail mix will definitely melt and definitely make a mess. As for M&Ms, the bigger concern is probably the milk and the low cacao content (most paleo folks go for dark chocolate). But if you're okay with that, I wouldn't worry about the candy shell -- the amount of sugar is probably small compared to what's in the chocolate itself.
Many carob chips I've seen are sweetened with malted grain (it's supposedly more natural somehow?), so that should be a consideration.