Also called “gorp”, trail mix is traditionally a mixture of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and sometimes chocolate and was developed as a snack food to be taken along on hiking adventures. However, we all know that you do not have to be in the deep woods to enjoy a nice handful of trail mix. Easy to make, customizable, and of course delicious, there is a mix out there for every taste bud and occasion. Here are just a few ideas to get you inspired for trail-mix-making greatness!
The Handful of Everything
Dried pineapple; Craisins; Dried cherries; Dried apricots; Yogurt-covered peanuts; Chocolate chips; Raisins; Almonds; Cashews; Coconut
The Caffeine Fiend
Dark chocolate-covered almonds; Mocha pecans; Dark chocolate-covered espresso beans; Praline almonds; Chocolate chips; Hazelnuts
Rice crackers; Sesame sticks; Wasabi peas; Almonds; Cashews
Chocolate-covered peanuts; Mini marshmallows; Graham squares; Chocolate chunks; Pecans
Butter toffee peanuts; Spicy peanuts; Corn nuts; Honey sesame sticks; Almonds; Cajun sesame sticks
Roasted peanuts; Parmesan cheese; Pretzels; Veggie crisps; Sourdough bread; Pumpkin seeds; Pistachios
The Cheesy Ranch
Quaker ranch-flavored Quakes; Goldfish crackers; Pumpkin seeds; Sunflower seeds
Ellen Ratliff is a Senior Health Writer at College Lifestyles ™. She is a junior at Michigan State University, majoring in Dietetics with a specialization in Health Promotions. Her ultimate trail mix combination would include dried pineapple, dark chocolate-covered almonds, mini marshmallows, and dried cherries.