This Trail Mix recipe is bursting with flavor! It is quick and easy to make and you will only need six simple ingredients to make it.
This is a favorite snack in our house with all of us. It tastes great and is a quick snack to have whether you are at home or on the go. And homemade trail mix is so much better than some of the store-bought options out there!
Kids can take this to school with them for a snack. If you are going out for a hike as a family, take this easy to make trail mix with you. Or if you are just at home, craving a snack....this is the recipe for you!
Not only does it taste good, but there are healthy ingredients in there as well! There are almonds, sunflower seeds and freeze dried strawberries in the mix. My daughter loves the strawberries!
As the chocolate lover that I am, I have to add a little chocolate in there. We like to add a little M&M candy to our trail mix.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED
Almonds: You can use slivered almonds or whole almonds in the recipe. Use whichever you happen to have in your house or the one you prefer.
Freeze Dried Strawberries: You can find these in your grocery store ready to go. You can snack on these alone for a tasty treat!
Granola: Granola is also found in the grocery stores. I typically buy it but the last time I made this recipe I didn't have when I thought I did. We made this granola recipe instead and it was so good (and easy to make!).
The nuts. We typically use almonds but you can use whichever nut you prefer. Cashews and peanuts are also great options.
Switch up the chocolate. Chocolate chips are great to add to this recipe instead of M&M's. Just be careful if you are snacking on a warm, sunny day as the chocolate chips may melt a little.
Try different seeds. We like to add sunflower seeds to our trail mix but another great options is pumpkins seeds.
The dried fruit. We typically use raisins but dried cranberries would be really tasty too!
Make it healthier. Leave out the M&M's or chocolate chips.
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS:
Measure out all your ingredients and add them to a medium to large-sized bowl.
Using a large spoon or spatula, mix all the ingredients together.
Serve and enjoy!
TRAIL MIX FAQS:
How do I store the trail mix? Store the trail mix in an airtight container. Large canning jars are great for this and they look pretty too!
How long is homemade trail mix good for? It should be good for up to a month if stored properly. It probably won't last that long as it is so tasty!
It is always nice to have something ready for an after school snack for the both the big and little kids in your life. I know my kids are often looking for something to snack on. This trail mix is great for kids but also great for us adults too!
With it being so easy to make, it won't take up much of your time either. So you can sit and listen about their day or just soak up some quality time with your kids. They grow up fast, so we have to make sure we spend as much time with them as we can.
LOOKING FOR MORE SNACK IDEAS?
Another one of our other favorite snacks to make are these Dark Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars. Making your own granola bars and trail mixes is great because you know what is going in them and homemade is so much better for you. Have you seen some of the lists of ingredients on some of those granola bars boxes? Yikes!
Homemade Gift Idea:
Looking for an easy homemade gift idea? Make the trail mix and put it in a canning jar. Wrap a twine or a pretty ribbon around it and you have one simple and thoughtful homemade gift. Perfect for teachers, neighbors or a little thank you gift for someone.
Did you make this recipe? Let me know what you think about this recipe below in the comment/rating section below. I would love to hear from you!
Trail Mix Recipe
- 1 cup granola
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup almonds (slivered or whole)
- ½ cup freeze dried strawberries
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup M&M's
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Store in an air tight container.
This recipe was originally posted in 2018, but was published again in 2021 to include step by step directions and improved photos.