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Homemade Trail Mix Recipe: Don’t Take A Step Without This Sweet-N-Salty Mix

Trail mix in a jar

You don’t have to hit the trail to enjoy this flavor rich homemade nut mix.

Trail mix is as easy to make at home as it is delicious. Here’s a recipe to help get you started, though feel free to customize the ingredients to your individual tastes. 

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Trail Mix Recipe


Jar of trail mix
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You can make a killer trail mix with any of the nut recipes on this page. There is no standard recipe so you can mix them to your preferences. Here are some ideas:

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy

Makes:

As much as you want

Takes:

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 parts nuts
  • 4 parts dried fruits
  • 2 parts granola
  • 1 part chocolate chips
  • 1 part beef jerky
  • Dried fruits. Raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricots, apples, bananas, pineapples, chopped prunes, chopped dates, chopped figs
  • Grains. Granola, oats, shelled sunflower seeds, shelled pumpkin seeds, popcorn, or caramel corn.
  • Candy. Chocolate chips, toffee bits, M&Ms, chocolate covered raisins, sweetened flaked coconut, candied orange rind, candied ginger.
  • Meats. Just before serving you might want to chop in some dry cooked sausage like pepperoni, Spanish chorizo, jerky, Landjäger, sausage sticks, or salami.
Notes:
Note: You can customize the mix with any combination of ingredients, including:
Dried fruits. Raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricots, apples, bananas, pineapples, chopped prunes, chopped dates, chopped figs
Grains. Granola, oats, shelled sunflower seeds, shelled pumpkin seeds, popcorn, or caramel corn.
Candy. Chocolate chips, toffee bits, M&Ms, chocolate covered raisins, sweetened flaked coconut, candied orange rind, candied ginger.
Meats. Just before serving you might want to chop in some dry cooked sausage like pepperoni, Spanish chorizo, jerky, Landjäger, sausage sticks, or salami.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

Method

  • Prep. If you use a sweet nut, moisten the fruits and salt them before mixing in the nuts, then let them air dry.
  • Store. Store in an airtight container like a glass jar. Zipper bags and plastic containers are OK, but they are not perfectly airtight. Put them in a dark, cool place for up to 2 months. Don't store them with meat or cheese; they can spoil easily.

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Published On: 9/21/2018 Last Modified: 7/20/2021

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