Golden Forest Trail Mix (Book Snack Sat)

Books+Snacks=The Best…right? Right!

With that in mind, welcome to the first episode of a brand new weekly video segment over on my YouTube channel!

This week, we’re making Golden Forest Trail Mix, and yes, that’s because we’re going super easy for our first recipe!


This one is incredibly simple to make! Just grab half a cup of the following:





Cubed Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Pro tip: start with the almonds and cashews, then add the raisins and cranberries, then add the extra sharp cheddar cheese last. It’s easier to mix that way 😉

You can also add other types of berries, nuts, or other types of cheese to mix up the flavoring.

How it fits: In Golden, Dov and Auluria end up in the woods picking berries right after Auluria’s handler, Shadoe, confronts her for not checking in. You see, Auluria (a.k.a Goldilocks) has been sent on a mission to destroy Dov Baer and his family and she hit her head and forgot why she was there. Once she realizes she’s been send to bring the Baers to their knees, she must chose to protect the cousin that sent her on the mission and hurt Dov, or protect the Baers and turn her back on her only remaining family.

Auluria and Dov spend a lot of time in the forest, so creating a snack from things you would find while out on a walk through the woods (or that you’d take FOR you walk through the woods) is absolutely perfect for this story!

Here’s what you need to know about Golden by K.M. Robinson:

“A fast-paced and thrilling dystopian with a surprising fairy tale twist, GOLDEN is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games or Divergent looking for their nextfavorite series.” -Lyssa Chiavari, author of FOURTH WORLD

“A cunning and witty fantasy story that turns an old tale into ahigh-stakes, thrilling adventure that will leave you clamoring for more. I havea new hero to root for! Auluria is the perfect character in this fun-fill storythat turns Goldilocks upside down. ” -Jennifer Anne Davis, author of THE TRUE REIGN SERIES

When the girl with the golden hair betrays everyone, not even she has hope of surviving.

The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baers’ group to destroy them.

Trained by her cousin, Lowell, and handler, Shadoe, Auluria’s mission is to destroy the Baers by getting close to the youngest brother, Dov, his brother and sister-in-law and the leaders of the Baers’ group. When she realizes Dov isn’t as evil as her cousin led her to believe, she must figure out how to play both sides or her deception will cause everyone in her world to burn.

If her allegiances are discovered, either side could destroy her…if the Society doesn’t get her first.

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What book should we cover next week? Hit up the comments and let me know!

Are you a fan of trail mix? What would you do to tweak this recipe to your personal perfection? Share your ideas in the comments!

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