Trail mix has evolved from simple combinations of dried fruits and nuts to flavorful and creative blends of savory and sweet. There are recipes intended to fuel you for long hikes and those meant to keep your kiddos happy while you are running errands. Rather than buying generic trail mix, why not try creating your own? The best part about a homemade mix is that you can add in whatever you are craving!
We came up with a few trail mix recipes to get you inspired for all of your adventures. There are options to entice everyone from a picky toddler to a health nut. We have also included a few tips so you can get creative and come up with your own special mix.
Hopefully our unique recipes made you want to start making your own mix! If you are feeling inspired to create your own recipe, we have a few pointers.
Trail mix should be portable, filling and full of ingredients to give you energy. In order to make sure it fits that description, add an ingredient or two from each of the categories below.
Nuts – peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans
Fruits – raisins, cranberries, dried apple rings, banana chips, dried blueberries
Seeds – sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax, hemp
Extras – pretzels, chocolate, cacao nibs, cereal, wasabi peas
If you are looking to put out your new creation for your next family gathering or summer barbecue, try using our slate board server so you can label all of the ingredients or our beer tasting flight if you have a few different mixes to snack on.
Now that you have an easy, packable snack that will keep everyone happy, why not plan your next family adventure? If you enjoy the great outdoors, try camping! Check out a few camping tips to make sure your trip goes smoothly.