On the eve of our vacation, Mom raced to Target for a few last-minute airplane snacks. Since going mostly gluten-free, she mainly munches on cocoa-coated almonds, dried fruit, and dark chocolate. (Yes, chocoholism is genetic!)
Recently, Mom came across two new Archer Farms gluten-free trail mixes at Target: Monster Mix, with M&Ms, peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips; and Caramel Cashew, with M&Ms, peanuts, cashews, and chocolate-covered caramels.
By the end of our first day, Mom and I had both developed the deadly habit of picking out the chocolate pieces from each bag, especially the M&Ms. (The chocolate-covered caramels weren’t far behind!) And because of Mom’s peanut allergy, I snuck out all of the peanut butter chips too.
On Day 3, my brother noticed the lonely nuts and raisins sitting on the counter, so Mom took pity on them and bought two bags of M&Ms to dump inside. (Which we ended up picking out all over again anyway!)
After returning home, I decided to combine my favorite bits of trail mix into one cookie: peanut butter, raisins, almonds, pretzels (I’m not gluten-free yet!), and M&Ms. Lots of M&Ms.
I ended up sneaking more warm cookies off the pan than I did chocolate out of the trail mixes… Oops!