How To: Make Yummy Trail Mix

By | June 1, 2014
From Xplor: June/July 2014

Trail mix is the perfect snack to fuel your outdoor adventures. It’s easy-to-make, easy-to-take, and — best of all — yummy. It’s a snap to concoct your own awesome mix. Just pick a few ingredients from the first column, a few from the second, and shake them together in a zip-top bag.


Salty and Crunchy

  • Nuts such as peanuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, or pecans
  • Seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • Banana chips
  • Mini pretzels, seasame sticks, or cheese flavored crackers
  • Granola or oat, rice, or wheat cereal
  • Mini graham crackers

Sweet and Chewy

  • Dried berries such as cranberries, cherries, or blueberries
  • Dried fruit such as raisins, apples, pineapples, papaya, or mangoes
  • Candy-coated milk chocolates or peanut butter candy
  • Butterscotch or chocolate chips (white, dark, or milk chocolate)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Yogurt-covered raisins or peanuts

Try out these fun recipes for your next adventure.

Ozark Mountain Munch

  • • Dried blueberries
  • • Dried tart cherries
  • • Smoked almonds

• Candy-covered milk chocolates

Xplorer Chow

  • • Dried cranberries
  • • Pecan halves
  • • Chocolate chips

Gimme S'more Trail Mix

  • • Mini graham crackers
  • • Mini marshmallows
  • • Chocolate chips

Or, come up with your own mix! It’s fun and easy.

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