I went on a backpacking trip with some girlfriends, and I wanted to bring some yummy healthy trail mix, and a lot of the ones you find in the store aren’t actually so healthy! It was nice to put exactly what I wanted in. Plus, I realized a little cinnamon and salt do wonders to a trail mix. Roasting the nuts is another way to make the flavor pop! This was the perfect thing to bring on this trip. I had it with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And of course every time we stopped for a break! I loved it because it always seemed to give me the boost I needed. I looked forward to it because not only did it fill me up, but it satisfied my sweet tooth, and who doesn’t like the sweet and salty combo? No need to pack a Snickers bar when you have this to munch on!
I made a lot, and left some for the kids, and they were not disappointed! They ate it up real quick!
At first I put in VERY dark chocolate, because I thought it would be ok when mixed in with other things, but I quickly realized I didn’t enjoy it as much. I swapped it out for a dark chocolate that I knew I liked, and then it was perfect!
Here I am on the backpacking trip. I sat right on that rock and enjoyed this trail mix! See? Can’t you tell how happy it made me:)
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- 2 cups raw nuts (I used cashews, pecans, and almonds), roasted
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup raisins (you could use any unsweetened dried fruit)
- 1 cup chopped dark chocolate (you could use chocolate chips)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- *optional- you could add in pretzels or popcorn as well
- You can roast the nuts in the oven for about 10 min at 350 degrees. Or you can toast them on a skillet, and it takes just a few minutes until they are fragrant. If you use the skillet, make sure to be stirring.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl (make sure nuts aren't warm, so they don't melt your chocolate).
- Store in an air tight container or bag.