Easy Trail Mix Recipe
Today I’m sharing this yummy trail mix recipe I came up with a few years ago. I went on a girl’s weekend retreat with some of my friends and one of the activities we planned was a hike in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. I wanted to make a treat for everyone and made this Easy Trail Mix Recipe. It turned out this simple trail mix that I made came in pretty handy! We underestimated the distance of the hike and how cold it was in the eastern part of the mountains during winter and it took us a lot longer to make our way back to the trailhead. We ended up hiking in the dark and in freezing temperatures. Thankfully we didn’t end up lost in the mountains. None of us told any of our husbands where we were going exactly and no one had cell service. We all live on the west side of the Cascade Mountains where it’s not as cold during the winter and we didn’t plan very well.
I’m an experienced hiker and I’m an over-preparer so thank goodness we had some trail mix and phones with flashlights. Not my brightest hiking moment but the good news is, we made it back safe and everyone loved my trail mix!
You can use any type of nuts that you like to make this recipe, but my favorite place to get everything for this recipe is Trader Joes. They have a great selection of nuts and chocolate-covered treats that make this trail mix next level. Here are my favorites!
I prefer roasted and salted nuts but you can mix and match any type of nut, roasted, salted, unsalted, raw, or whatever you prefer but the items listed here are my favorites and create the best trail mix.
Chocolate Coconut Covered Almonds
Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Roasted & Salted Pecan Halves
Raw California Walnut Halves & Pieces
Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews
Dry Toasted Pignolies – Pine Nuts
Dry Roasted & Salted Almonds
Pistachios Roasted and Salted
Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted & Salted Sunflower Seeds
You can also add peanuts or any other type of nut you like to. I typically double the recipe and it makes a very large amount. I store it in an airtight container and it makes the perfect snack any time of day and satisfies your salty and sweet cravings at the same time.
It’s also great with oatmeal for breakfast or you can add it to some yogurt. You can also leave it out on the counter in a pretty bowl for all the enjoy.
It’s also the perfect treat to share with your hiking friends.
You can put some of the trail mix into a clear treat bag and tie some ribbon around it as a sweet treat to give to your friends and neighbors. They will love you forever if you decide to share! This is also a great Christmas treat to share!
Easy Trail Mix Recipe
Easy Trail Mix Recipe
This Trail Mix Recipe is super easy to make and has the perfect balance of Salty and Sweet!
- 2 8 oz bags Roasted & Salted Pecans (Whole or Halves)
- 1 12 oz tub Chocolate Coconut Almonds
- 1 12 oz tub Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 16 oz bag Raw Walnuts (Halves & Pieces if you prefer)
- 1 16 0z bag Roasted & Salted Cashews (Whole or Halves)
- 2 8 oz bags Dry Toasted Pignolies (Pine Nuts)
- 1 16 oz bag Roasted and Salted Almonds
- 1 16 oz bag Dry Roasted & Salted Pistachios
- 1 16 oz bag Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 16 oz bag Roasted & Salted or Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
In an extra large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients in any order.
Use a large spoon and gently stir everything together until everything is mixed together well.
Store in an airtight container or you can package them individually for snacks or treats to give away.
I usually double the recipe and it makes a lot! If you store it in an airtight container, it will last for at least three months.
I prefer using Trader Joes products in this recipe but you can use any type of nut or chocolate covered treat. There really is no right or wrong. Trader Joes has a lot of yummy chocolate covered nuts and other goodies that you can mix in as well.
The amounts and types of each item I added is just a guesstimate. If you like more of one kind of nut or like more chocolate covered coconut almonds, feel free to change up the quantities. This is just how I make it and it seems to be a good balance of salty and sweet. I like pecans and pine nuts so I doubled that and my family loves the chocolate coconut almonds so I usually add more of those in. Everyone picks out the things they like first and the chocolate covered items usually go first!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you give this Easy Trail Mix Recipe a try! It’s so yummy and a somewhat healthy treat that covers all the salty and sweet bases! Enjoy!
Here are some of the sources for the metal bowl, milk glass pedestal dish, and napkins.