How to Make Tasty Homemade Trail Mix

Updated on August 4, 2018
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Tasty Homemade Trail Mix
Tasty Homemade Trail Mix | Source

Trail mix is a type of snack originally eaten by hikers. Typically, it consists of chocolates, dried fruits, and nuts. There are so many trail mix varieties available these days. But are these on-the-go snacks healthy? Well, it's up to you to decide.

I really enjoy eating trail mix since it is packed with different flavors and textures of my favorite snacks. However, I make sure not to consume more than 1/8 cup per snack time - not more than twice daily. It is important to control my intake because it may contain more calories than nutrients. Like we all know, having too much can be deadly. So is it healthy or not? It depends on the person.

Check out how I made my tasty homemade trail mix at home. It's an absolutely satisfying, cheap, and easy snack!

Ingredients for Tasty Homemade Trail Mix
Ingredients for Tasty Homemade Trail Mix | Source

Ingredients

  • 100 grams mixed nuts, (consists of cornick, green peas, cracker nuts, peanuts and fava beans)
  • 100 grams snack mix, (consists of cornick, green peas, peanuts, chips and curls)
  • 50 grams bite size chewy candy
  • 43 grams candy coated chocolate with peanut
  • 40 grams candy coated chocolate
  • 32 grams seaweed flavor peanut crackers
  • 32 grams garlic and salt flavored peanut crackers
  • 25 grams strawberry flavored gummy candies
  • 25 grams strawberry flavored gummy worms
  • NOTE: All ingredients are equal to 1 pack.
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Utensils for Preparing the IngredientsUtensils for Mixing and Storing the Trail Mix
Utensils for Preparing the Ingredients
Utensils for Preparing the Ingredients | Source
Utensils for Mixing and Storing the Trail Mix
Utensils for Mixing and Storing the Trail Mix | Source

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients (optional):

  • 2 Medium Bowls
  • 7 Small Bowls

For Mixing the Ingredients:

  • Spoon
  • Large Bowl

For Storing the Ingredients:

  • Airtight Container

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 4

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredient in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the trail mix in an airtight container.
  3. Store in room temperature.
My Tasty Homemade Trail Mix
My Tasty Homemade Trail Mix | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Store in an airtight container to maintain the quality of the ingredients
  2. Mix and match any of your favorite snacks.
  3. Keep trail mix at room temperature to last long.
  4. Combine nuts, seeds and dried fruits to come up with a healthy trail mix.
  5. Eat moderately as this mix may contain more calories than an ordinary snack.

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        7 weeks ago from California

        Hi Flourish,

        Yes! It is very easy to make and flexible too. I hope this can guide you to make your own. Enjoy!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 weeks ago from USA

        I like the flexibility that you can substitute certain ingredients. It's much better to make your own.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

        Yes, I love dried fruits in my mix as well. Raisins are great as well!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        2 months ago from Sunny Florida

        Hi Sean, I like the idea of using dried fruit as I can see that working well for my taste. Thanks.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Eric,

        Absolutely right! I feel really comfortable whenever I prepare my own foods.

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        Eric Dierker 

        2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Hey Sean it is so great to make your own. You can tailor it for you. As you did.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        Thank you! This food is really tasty and affordable too. But must be eaten in moderation because of its calories.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

        You can replace gummy candies with dried fruits. Most gummies are fruit flavored so it's the best choice. You can find dried fruits with soft or hard texture. Few examples are: Dried mangoes or tangerines are soft in texture. Dried coconut, gourd, pineapple are hard in texture. I hope you enjoy your own version!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hello Eric,

        Lol I actually don't have any idea why I shared this recipe. But as I started building the hub, the idea of satisfying myself with a small amount of flavorful snack will help me control my junk food intake. Well in my case, I still crave for more even I finished 1 pack of chocolates or chips. So the idea of storing a trail mix in my pantry. It allows me to eat what I want rather than to eat anything and crave for more.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Rinita,

        I don't consider this recipe as 100% healthy. The healthier version would be the combination of nuts, dried fruits, and dark chocolate chips. Don't get the candy-coated chocolate. It's packed with lots of sugar. Enjoy!

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 months ago from UK

        Another great idea for tasty food.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        2 months ago from Sunny Florida

        .I think most people will love this. I am not fond of gummy bear candies, so I would have to find a substitute. My daughter-in-law would love this. Thanks again for a good recipe

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        Eric Dierker 

        2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        This kind of made me chuckle. I do not like the stuff. Except when I am hiking in 90 degree plus weather. It is a perfect electrolyte replenisher.

        I like your recipe.

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        Rinita Sen 

        2 months ago

        This trail mix sounds quite good, and right on time as my husband treks, and I want to give him something healthy to carry. So far I have only mixed nuts and dry fruits. I will try mixing chocolate the next time. Thank you for sharing.

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