Trail Mix Snack Recipe

Trail Mix Snack RecipeWhen camping or hiking through the back country--a healthy and non-perishable food snack is something everyone should have on hand. Making a simple trail mix with all natural ingredients is easy to make and bring along. A healthy serving of nuts and dried fruits will satisfy and provide an adequate amount of energy and fuel. This recipe offers an assortment of flavors with every bite--sure to tempt and satisfy the taste buds. Food can be mixed and matched while soy can be supplemented for those with nut allergies.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Large plastic salad bowl with lid
  • Wooden spoon
  • 1 cup measuring cup
  • 1 gallon zip lock bag
  • 1 quart zip lock bag
  • ½ cup of each of the following dried ingredients--apricots, apples, bananas, coconut, cherries, papaya, apple rings and dates
  • ½ cup of the following--sunflower seeds, corn nuts, pine nuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, pecans (soy nuts can be substituted for nuts)
Step 1
Purchase fruit and nut ingredients from the local Whole Foods store or online at Bulk Foods.
Step 2
Set a large plastic salad bowl on a table or solid surface. Begin to pour all of the ingredients one by one into the bowl. Place the lid on the bowl and shake gently until everything is mixed together.
Step 3
Remove the lid and begin to scoop out the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Measure out 3 cups of trail mix into each quart storage bag. Be sure not to use 4 cups (1 quart) as the bag will be difficult to close.
Step 4
Fill each bag, remove air by folding the top and releasing the excess sir. Seal the bags tightly. Keep in a dry location until ready to eat.
Step 5
Store the remaining trail mix in a large gallon Ziploc bag. Keep in a cool dry place. The mix will keep up to four weeks.
Step 6
Bring the snack along on hiking and camping trips. Keep the mix out of direct sun and high heat. Make sure that the bag is sealed when not in use to prevent fly and bug infestation.

Tips & Warnings

Do not overfill trail mix bags.
Use unsalted items for those on a sodium restricted diet.
Use an equal amount of soy nuts in place of the peanuts to even out the trail mix.
Create a sweet and spicy mix by adding the following ingredients to the nut mixture--Cajun sesame sticks, honey roasted peanuts, garlic sesame sticks, butter toffee flavored peanuts and spicy corn nuts.
Add chocolate or toffee pieces if the mix is going to be eaten in cool weather conditions.
Keep plastic bags away from small children to prevent choking.


Article Written By Julie Boehlke

Julie Boehlke is a seasoned copywriter and content creator based in the Great Lakes state. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Boehlke has more than 10 years of professional writing experience on topics such as health and wellness, green living, gardening, genealogy, finances, relationships, world travel, golf, outdoors and interior decorating. She has also worked in geriatrics and hospice care.

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