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We're sorry we can't enjoy cookies together on a stroll down the Reedville Trail, but here's a recipe you can enjoy at home.

Reedville Trail Mix Sweet and Salty Cookie Bars


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups roasted and salted almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil



  1. Line a 13-by-9 inch cake pan or casserole dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Cream together butter and brown sugar.
  4. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Stir in oats, cherries, about half of the chocolate and one cup of almonds.
  6. Spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish.
  7. Chill mixture in refrigerator while preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Allow bars to cool completely, before cutting into bars.
  10. Using the microwave or double-boiler, melt remaining chocolate with coconut oil.
  11. Drizzle melted chocolate over the bars.
  12. Sprinkle remaining nuts over the bars.
  13. Chill in refrigerator to help chocolate set.