Whatever fall party you’re heading to, why not bring along a plate of these Vegan Chocolate-Covered Trail Mix Clusters and impress everyone with your kitchen skills. You won’t have to tell them how easy these are. It’ll be our secret!
Sometimes being vegan gets a bad rap. People think it’s so hard. People think you eat nothing but twigs and greens. People think it means hours in the kitchen. People think it requires super expensive, exotic ingredients.
I have one word for people: Whatever!
I combined a bowl full of pretzel bits, peanuts, some vegan marshmallows and dried cherries, all of which I found at our local grocery store. Then I covered it all in a gooey, delicious glob of melted chocolate chips.
Hand me a spoon, please!
Then I used a cookie dough dispenser to place mounds of these chocolate treats on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Voila! Easy-peasy chocolate pleasy.
If you’re heading to a football party this fall with your friends, or getting together for whatever fall-themed parties there are, or even just want some fun snack to have around the house, these Vegan Chocolate-Covered Trail Mix Clusters are the way to go! Make some. Snap a photo and share it with #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Clusters
- 2 cups pretzels broken into pieces
- 1½ cups peanuts chopped
- 1 cup dried cherries chopped
- 2 cups vegan marshmallows
- 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips divided
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Prepare a pan by placing a piece of waxed paper over the top of it.
- Place pretzel pieces, peanuts, cherries, marshmallows, and a half cup of the chocolate chips in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Place the remaining 1½ cups of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl with the coconut oil. Stir to coat the chocolate chips and then place in the microwave and heat for about 30 seconds. Let the chocolate sit for another 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this step until the chocolate chips are melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the trail mix and stir until everything is coated. Use a cookie dough dispenser to evenly distribute clusters on the prepared baking sheet.
- You can let the chocolate set on the counter until firm, or speed things up by putting it in the fridge.