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Make Your Own Trail Mix

Do you love the trail mix that you can purchase but don't love the price you have to pay? I make my own mixing walnut pieces, almonds, raw cashews, currants, raisins, small pieces of dried pineapple and sunflower seeds. Use your imagination and add or subtract what you like or don't like with my recipe. Every week I make a batch and have about 2 Tablespoons per day. Delicious, inexpensive and healthy too. Happy snacking.


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January 23, 20050 found this helpful

what do you mix with it and if roasted what temp?

Betsy, goshen, IN

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January 23, 20050 found this helpful


This doesn't appear to need any roasting. Just mix in a bowl or even in a large zip lock bag.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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October 8, 20060 found this helpful

Perhaps I am just sensitive to something, perhaps dried fruits,nuts, seeds are just not cleaned properly, but EVERY time I buy/make trail mix, which I LOVE, and cannot often afford, I get infected teeth!

When I avoid them, my teeth/gums get healthy again. I know much of what we are getting today in groceries is from another country who don't have the

sanitation standards we have, and that nuts are picked and handled by SOMEONE or SOME machine, so SOMEWHERE along the way, from tree/plant/grower/picker to distributors I'm finding

some sort of contamination. I also believe it's NOT going to get better! However, if we stick more with

processed fruit/nut items, cooking our dried fruits/nuts, and using ONLY baked nuts/fruits for

Trail Mix, it is likely safer to eat. It is comical when

health conscious folks sell Trail Mix with M & M's in

them, or any OTHER candy! Sort of defeats the purpose, in my opinion, although encourages first time/occasional healthy habits with young/old alike,

I suppose. LOL God gave us all the common sense to either figure it out or do our homework! : )

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October 22, 20070 found this helpful

Here's a couple of my favorite mix recipes.

Cracker Snack Mix  Ranch Flavor

3 cups small cheese crackers

3 cups oyster crackers

2 cups pretzels

1 envelope buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix

1/2 tsp. dill

1/4 cup oil

Toss ingredients together in plastic bag. Shake until well coated.

Honey Graham Snack Mix

5 cups honey graham cereal

3 cups bear-shaped graham cookies

2 cups ramen noodles, crushed

3/4 cup sliced almonds

1 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. orange juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine honey graham cereal, bear-shaped graham cookies, ramen noodles, almonds and golden raisins. Mix well. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and blend in honey and orange juice.

Spread mixture over the honey graham cereal mixture and toss to evenly coat. Spread mixture onto a large baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

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November 13, 20070 found this helpful

I feel if you are eating trail mix instead of donuts, cake, cookies and stuff, you are learning to eat property. Just do not snack on it all day, grazing.

Dry Roasted Peanuts



Sunflower Seeds

Coconut chips

Banana Chips

Dried Apricot

Dried Pineapple

Dried Mango

YES: M&M's

and sometimes I throw in Kashi Crunch Cereal.

This is something good to put in baggies and grab on the run for an uplifting protein/fruit mix.

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September 28, 20080 found this helpful


Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need: Raisins, Sunflower seeds, M&M's, Mixing bowl, Storage container, Peanuts, Peanut butter or butterscotch chips

Step1 - Pour 4 cups of roasted, salted peanuts into a large mixing bowl.

Step2 - Add 1 cup of roasted and salted sunflower seeds.

Step3 - Toss in 3/4 cup of raisins.

Step4 - Include 1 cup of M&M's to sweeten the deal. If you have kids, this is a wonderful treat to add to this healthy snack!

Step5 - Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter or butterscotch chips to add a unique flavor.

Step6 - Stir the mix thoroughly. Store in an air-tight container and voila, it' snack time!

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