The first time I made this, I cooked it for the 15 minutes it says. However, it was a little dry. The second time I cooked this, I cooked it for only 12 minutes. That made all the difference in the world. I like gooey trail mixes and that is exactly how this turned out. My family loves this recipe so much, that when my husband sees that we are running low, he asks me if I could make some more.