Easy Trail Mix Recipes

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Trail mixes are super snacks with great colors and flavors for the season.

Before you set off on your next autumn walk or family outing, pick and choose one of these super easy trail mixes to get you going and keep your energy levels up. Actually, they're perfect for any time!



Quick Fix Mix


  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 1 cup cheese snack crackers
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Place all ingredients into a plastic baggie, seal, and then shake. Enjoy!

Chocolate Popcorn Mix

  • 2 cups spoon size shredded wheat cereal
  • 2 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp. milk chocolate chunks

Toss cereal and popcorn into a large bowl. Place the cranberries into a small bowl. Melt the chocolate as directed on the package, and stir. Pour the chocolate over the cranberries and mix lightly. Add the chocolate cranberries to the cereal mixture, and toss lightly. Spread the mix into a single layer on a large piece of wax paper. Let it cool completely before serving.

Fruity Nut Mix

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried banana chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup dried fruit bits

Place all of the ingredients into a plastic baggie, seal, and then shake. Fast, easy and yummy!

Deborah Shelton is a mother, freelance writer, and author of the brand new book, "The Five Minute Parent: Fun & Fast Activities for You and Your Little Ones".