Sure it comes conveniently packaged in giant bags at Costco, but most of us don’t like at least one of the ingredients in the pre-made trail mix! Oh come on now, be honest… You know you’ve eaten all the M&M’s out of the bag, and gave the raisins to your kids. ;) Plus, most store-bought trail mix is made with roasted Nuts (in oils), and the Raisins and/or Dried Fruit are treated with sulfites & often has excess sugar. And sadly, many of are allergic to specific nuts or seeds.
Making your own Homemade Trail Mix only takes about 3 minutes. It’s so much more delicious since you can customize a recipe with only your favorite ingredients! Besides, you will get the AMAZING health benefits of eating fresh nuts that are not processed. And it’s surprisingly economical – since preparing in bulk can almost always save you some bucks!
The Trail Mix recipe below is just a suggestion… feel free to mix it up and make it your own. Just remember, the goal is to create a ‘healthy’ snack that is beneficial to your body, with energy, nutrients, and good ‘fats’ – not just a temporary pick-me-up!
Looking for a fun Party Favor to use with your Trail Mix? Here’s my FREE Cowboy ‘Happy Trails’ Printable!
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Homemade Trail Mix Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 32 Cups 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
This super EASY All Natural Trail Mix Recipe whips up in less than 5 minutes. Perfect for Snacks, Lunches, Camping, Hiking & Parties. Adapt the recipe to your tastes & allergies.
Feel free to make this recipe with whatever nuts & seeds you like… Simply swap out or omit anything you might be allergic to.
- 2 Pounds Raw Cashews – Whole or Pieces
- 2 Pounds Raw Sprouted Almonds
- 1 Pound Raw Sunflower Seeds (without the shell)
- 1 Pound Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 1 Pound Raisins
- 1/2 Pound All Natural Coconut Flakes – No Sugar (about 4 cups)
- 1 Bag Enjoy Life Gluten Free & Dairy Free Mini Chocolate Chips
- In Large Bowl, Mix all ingredients together well.
- That’s it… I told you it was easy! =)
Storage: Store Trail Mix in an airtight container(s) such as a Mason Jar in a cool, dark spot so the nuts don’t go rancid, and the chocolate doesn’t melt.
Allergies: Please be aware that others may have allergic reactions to nuts & seeds that have only come in contact with others (like peanuts or tree nuts). Be careful where you source your Ingredients & Double check before you share!
- Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
- Calories: 120
Thank you for sharing your trail mix recipe and I agree Nuts.com is the best! I do have just one question. How long does, or do you think, this batch will last in airtight jars before it becomes inedible?
that is also my question.