The Best Trail Mixes

Since summer is almost upon us, and the hiking season is about to begin, I thought I would serve up some different recipes for trail mixes. There are so many different types for many different palettes.

If you want to get an ENERGY FIX, try:

2 cups raisins
1 package (4 1/2 oz size) sesame cracker sticks
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup banana chips

Mix these all together and enjoy. The peanuts and cashews are a good source of protein; the raisins and apricots will give you that sugar boost you need to keep trudging up the trails; and bananas are a good source of potassium, which helps with muscle contraction. You can also add chocolate chips to get some extra sweetness. This delicious mix will give you that extra kick to reach the summit.

If you like lots of FRUIT, try:

1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried blueberries
1 cup dried pineapple
1 cup dried apple pieces
1 cup peanuts
1 cup cashews
1 cup almonds
1 cup marshmallows (any kind)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanutbutter chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

Mix the ingredients together and enjoy a sweet, juicy treat on the go.

If you want the SPORTS trail mix, otherwise known as classic GORP, try:

2 lbs. M&M’S®
1 (15 oz.) jar dry roasted peanuts
1 (15 oz.) box raisins
Approximately 8 oz. sunflower seeds

You could also throw in some Gold Fish crackers or Chex mix for some added crunch.



If you want the YOGI mix, try:

1 cup kashi crunch
1 cup yogurt rasins
1 cup crasins
1 cup peanuts
1 cup chocolate covered soy nuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (no shells)
1/4 mini marshmellows
Mix in a bowl, and bon appetit!

All of these mixes are really great for any type of hiking, camping, or roadtrip. They are quick and easy, and incredibly filling.
Happy travels!