Home Made Trail Mix

Trail Mix is household classic. This snack can come in a variety of forms and can be customized to fit individual taste. Trail mix selection bars (ingredients are set out for individual selection) are a becoming more popular as a way to please the entire family’s snack craving. These simple recipes can be prepared with minimal to no adult supervision (with the exception of very young children). Some of the classic trail mix ingredients include:

  • Pretzels
  • Salted or unsalted peanuts
  • Almonds (salted, unsalted, honey roasted)
  • Chocolate candy of your choice
  • Raisins
  • Your choice of dried fruits
  • Chex Mix or your favorite cereal

The possibilities are endless on what type of trail mix you can choose. Whether the ingredients are purchased in bulk or already separated, you can utilize your SNAP dollars if planning to make trail mix. The recipe below includes a taste of flavor for everyone!

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups of toasted oats (or some type of oat cereal)
  • ½ cup nuts, coarsely chopped (if not prechopped, adult supervision is necessary)
  • 1 cup dried apple slices
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Toss lightly to mix
  3. Serve one cup per child

Recipe referenced from:

https://healthymeals.fns.usda.gov/hsmrs/Texas/SnacksThatCount.pdf

Nutrition facts for trail mix can vary depending on the ingredients used. Nutrition facts for trail mix without sliced apples and apricots, can be found here. Please determine which combination of trail mix items is best for your nutritional needs.

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Information for 1 serving (about ½ cup) of Sweet & Salty Trail Mix
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 60
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 90 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 22 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 11 g
Protein: 3 g
Vitamin A: 62 RAE
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 44 mg
Iron: 4 mg