Keep up your stamina with these healthy trail mix recipes that you can take along during a hiking trip.
Basic Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup banana chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup plain M&Ms
- 1 cup Cheerios cereal (any flavor)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and place in snack size ziplock bags.
Nut Lover’s Trail Mix
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- 1 cup roasted cashews
- 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and store in a ziplock baggie.
Kids Trail Mix
- 1 cup corn puff cereal
- 1 cup Cheerios
- 1 cup cheddar Goldfish snacks
- 1/2 cup raisins
Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a plastic baggy. If making it a couple of days before the trip keep ingredients fresh by storing the first three in a plastic container and raisins in another container.
Cranberry Trail Bars
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup hulled sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut
- 3-1/2c cups crisp toasted rice cereal
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 7 cups (12 oz.) mini-marshmallows
Directions: In a medium frying pan over medium heat, combine sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans and almonds until sesame seeds are a pale gold, about 3 minutes. Add coconut and stir until sesame seeds are golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in cranberries and cereal. Remove from heat. Next, combine peanut butter, butter, and marshmallows in a 5-6 qt. pan. Stir often over low heat until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes. Add cereal mixture and stir quickly to coat evenly. Pour into in a buttered 9 x 13 pan and use the back of a buttered spatula to press into a firm layer. Cool until bars are set and cut into 24 pieces. Store in an airtight container or storage bags for up to three days.
Deluxe Trail Mix
- 1 cup wheel pretzels
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup plain M&Ms
- 1/2 cup Skittles
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Directions: Mix them all together in a zip lock baggie.