September 7, 2023
Hiking and backpacking are hard work, so it’s important to refuel whenever you can. Trail mix is easy to make, gives you energy, and tastes fantastic, making it a great option for long hikes or camping trips. Plus, it’s easy to store and keeps for a good length of time.
Here are 5 delicious trail mix recipes that you can make at home and take along on your next adventure.
Tropical Trail Mix
If you love fruit, this tropical mix may be for you.
What you need: cashews, almonds, dried mango, dried pineapple, dried dates, banana chips, coconut flakes, and golden or dark raisins. (Add white chocolate chips for a little more sweetness)
Cajun Trail Mix
If you want to add a little spice to your next snack, try this tasty cajun trail mix.
What you need: almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, chili powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. To add a little extra flavor, toast the nuts.
Fall Inspired Trail Mix
Who doesn’t love fall?
What you need: pumpkin seeds, butterscotch chips, pecans, dried cranberries, Chex cereal, and cinnamon.
Classic Trail Mix
Keep it simple with this classic trail mix.
What you need: peanuts, pretzels, raisins, and M&Ms. (Almonds optional)
Energy Trail Mix
For when you need a little extra boost.
What you need: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, dried apricots, dried cranberries, raisins, and nutmeg.
The great thing about trail mix is that you can mix and match however you’d like. Hate chocolate? Don’t add it. Love fruit? Toss it in. Try to create a balance between your ingredients, fun stuff like candy tastes good, but that shouldn’t be the only thing in your bag!