Trail mix is incredibly easy to make - if you use my handy ratios, you can't go wrong! I've included some ideas for trail mixes below the video And if you liked what you saw, or like what I do, feel free to buy me a cup of coffee: Servings 45089 Prep Time 5 Cook Time 0


FILLER (3 parts/c) - any inexpensive bulky item will do FUNCTION (2 parts/c) - this should be a mix of protein/fat FUN (1 part/c) - this is anything fun you like (candy, chocolate etc)


The key to a good trail mix is to combine ratios properly. You are going to want to combine 3 parts of any bulk-energy-providing items you like - such as rice cereal; with 2 parts of energy sustaining items containing protein and fat, such as seeds and nuts; and 1 part of something fun - this could be candy, or a special exotic dried fruit etc. This is not difficult to do -combine sweet and salty, soft and crunchy, and colorful and plain, and your eyes and tongue will thank you. let your imagination go wild! I have provided some of my favorite mixes below GORP (good ol' raisins and peanuts)
  • 3 c plain or cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 2 c shelled honey roasted peanuts (if allergic, use pumpkin or other seeds!)
  • 1 c raisins or dried cranberries
Elvis Mix (peanut and banana)
  • 6 c gluten free plain rice cereal like Chex
  • 4 c dried honey roasted peanuts (this is very good with soynuts or sunflower seeds instead)
  • 1 c sweetened banana chips
  • 1 c peanut butter M&Ms (you can use a nut free, dairy free version instead if you like)
Sweet and Smokey High Protein Mix
  • 3 c roasted chickpeas
  • 2 c smoked sundried tomato strips
  • 1 c roasted soy nuts or pepperoni bites
Black Forest Mix
  • 6 c chocolate rice cereal (such as chocolate Chex)
  • 2 c salted almonds or other seed (we like tigernuts)
  • 2 c dried cherries
  • 1 c dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 c mini marshmallos
Harvest Corn Mix
  • 3 c caramel corn
  • 2 c corn nuts
  • 1 c candy corn
Campfire Mix (this one is more fun than function!)
  • 3 c homemade or commercial graham crackers, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 2 c mini marshmallows (feel free to go 50/50 with golden raisins)
  • 1 c dark chocolate chunks