Trail Mix

I pack a little snack in my kids backpacks every morning along with their lunches.  I was in the process of buying some trail mix packets when I realized two things.

  1. Trail mix is expensive!
  2. I had all the ingredients for the trail mix at home in my pantry.

Needless to say, I put the trail mix back on the shelf and made some at home using what I had on hand. After looking in my pantry, I found almonds, cashews, dried cherries, dried blueberries, raisins, pistachios, peanuts, white chocolate chips, and semi sweet chocolate chips. I threw them all in a bowl and mixed them together. I gave my kids a little bowl to snack on after school and they loved it. I packaged the rest into snack sized tupperware (about 1/4 cup in each). Now I have some pre-made snacks available to throw in the kids’ backpacks in the morning and didn’t spend a fortune on them – I love that!

Combine the almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, dried blueberries, dried cherries, raisins, semi sweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips together in a large bowl, mix with your hands until well combined. Pour 1/4 cup into tupperware containers then cover with lids. Enjoy.

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Trail Mix

Prep Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw almonds
1 cup of cashews
2 tbsp peanuts
2 tbsp pistachios
2 tbsp dried blueberries
1 tbsp dried cherries
1 tbsp raisins
1-2 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips
1-2 tbsp white chocolate chips

Directions:

Combine the almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, dried blueberries, dried cherries, raisins, semi sweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips together in a large bowl, mix with your hands until well combined. Pour 1/4 cup into tupperware containers then cover with lids. Enjoy.

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12 Responses to “Trail Mix”

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    Louise — February 12, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    Homemade trail mix always gets my creative juices flowing, Pam. I use to love making it for the kids when they were in school. Why oh why do I never make it for myself? This too must change:) Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 12, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    I love homemade trail mix! Yours has all my favourite ingredients. Excellent!

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    Her Cook Book — February 13, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    It seems I must seek to make it at home, not just see it delights

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    Lia — February 13, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    Fabulous and so healthy Pam!!
    Fabulous that you thought of making it yourself.
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Larry — February 13, 2014 @ 5:41 am

    I love this stuff but have never made my own – I like using the berries rather than all raisins.

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    Joanne — February 13, 2014 @ 6:44 am

    I always buy trail mix but I really should just make it myself!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 13, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    Love this simple, quick trail mix, Pam! Perfectly easy to customize with whatever you like, too.

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    gloria — February 13, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

    look really delicious Pam!!

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — February 13, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    I think I might have most of the ingredients for this in my pantry too. Great idea Pam!!

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    Blond Duck — February 13, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    That looks so good!

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    Jovina Coughlin — February 14, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    Great thinking. Good thing you looked into your pantry.

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    grace — February 17, 2014 @ 9:49 am

    i’ve taken up hiking because my boyfriend loves it, and we both enjoy a nutty snack at the summit. :)

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