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Classic Trail Mix Recipe

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This trail mix recipe is simple to make and comes together in under 5 minutes! Sweet and salty and packed full of your favorite mix-ins! 

Trail Mix

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy Snack Recipe
  • Large or Small Batch
  • Perfect Grab-and-Go Snack

As a parent, and adult who loves to snack, I am constantly on the hunt for easy snack recipes. The kid and I love to munch throughout the day and this trail mix recipe for kids is JUST the snack for us.

It has everything. You get a salty crunch from mixed nuts or crackers and a little sweetness from raisins and chocolate chips! The best part is that you can easily make your own in as little as 5 minutes with items already in your pantry!

Classic Trail Mix

What is usually in trail mix?

I have seen SO many trail mix varieties, but we like to stick with the classic. In this version we have nuts, raisins, chocolate candies, and pretzels. Honestly, it is the best cheap trail mix recipe.

Side note, our pretzels are filled with peanut butter. Probably not necessary, but we looooooove this version. Pick up a bag for yourself from Trader Joe’s for $1.99 (not sponsored. Just a tasty snack).

Classic Trail Mix Recipe

What can you put into trail mix?

EVERYTHING. You can literally open up your pantry and start throwing anything into a bag to make trail mix. I mean, within reason. Here are a few fun things we like to use:

  • sunflower seeds
  • cashews
  • almonds
  • peanuts
  • pecans
  • dried fruit
  • goldfish crackers or any baked cheese crackers
  • dry cereal
  • pretzels
  • small candies or chocolate chips
Trail Mix Recipe

Is this a healthy recipe?

Trail mix can be a healthy snack recipe. This will all depend on the items you decide to use. I suggest calculating the nutritional facts and deciding based on the items you stir into you mix.

How to make classic trail mix

How to make homemade trail mix:

Trail mix is so great to have on hand. It is ideal for traveling, camping, or just day to day munching.

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and gently stir to combine. 
  2. Keep stored in an air tight container or zip top bag.

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Classic Trail Mix Recipe

Classic Trail Mix Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This trail mix recipe is simple to make and comes together in under 5 minutes! Sweet and salty and packed full of your favorite mix-ins! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cup mixed nuts or peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate coated candies

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and gently stir to combine. 
  2. Keep stored in an air tight container or zip top bag.

Notes

  • Serving size is 1/4 cup 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160
This trail mix recipe is simple to make and comes together in under 5 minutes! Sweet and salty and packed full of your favorite mix-ins! 

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