6cupsassorted raw nuts & seeds of your choicewe used almonds,cashews, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds: Soaked in a large pot of water overnight
1/2cupdried goji berrieswashed and drained
1/2cupdry mulberrieswashed and drained
1/3cupraw cacao nibs
Coating (to hold all together and add flavour)
7Medjool Dates or 10 honey datespits removed
1tspVanilla Powderor 2 tsp vanilla extract
3TbsPure Maple Syrup
2tspGaram Masala spice blend
MAKE AHEAD: Soak nuts & seeds in a large pot of water overnight. In the morning rinse and drain the nuts & seeds well and place them in a dish or shallow bowl, on the counter top or somewhere where they will be exposed to air. Allow them to sit for al least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 250. Now it's time to make your paste. In a food processor, magic bullet or high speed blender, add all the coating ingredients (dates, vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, garam masala and sea salt).Process all until you get a smooth paste. If needed add 1-2 Tbs hot water.
Add the paste to the bowl with mixed nuts an seeds and mix well.
Spread this mixture on a large baking sheet (or 2 smaller ones).
Place the baking sheet(s) in the oven and set timer for 60 mins. When the timer goes off, pull the baking sheet(s) out of the oven and mix in goji berries, mulberries and cacao nibs.Place back in the oven and bake for another 30 mins, or until everything looks slightly toasted but not burned!
To store, keep in glass mason jars (or other glass containers) in the fridge or freezer. These will keep for at least one week.