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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Makes:As much as you want
- 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.
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.
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
- 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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