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How to Make Tasty Homemade Trail Mix

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Tasty Homemade Trail Mix

Tasty Homemade Trail Mix

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

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.

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 timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

4

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredient in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the trail mix in an airtight container.
  3. Store in room temperature.

Trail Mix Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

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

My Tasty Homemade Trail Mix

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 21, 2018:

Hi Flourish,

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

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 21, 2018:

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 03, 2018:

Hi Pamela,

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

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 03, 2018:

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 03, 2018:

Hi Eric,

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 03, 2018:

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 03, 2018:

Hello Liz,

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 03, 2018:

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!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 03, 2018:

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.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 03, 2018:

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!

Liz Westwood from UK on August 03, 2018:

Another great idea for tasty food.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 03, 2018:

.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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 03, 2018:

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.

Rinita Sen on August 03, 2018:

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.