Trail Mix Recipes

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.