I may or may not be in a dangerous relationship. It doesn’t harm me emotionally or physically…although it’s probably made me gain a pound or two over the past few years.
This relationship I’m referring to is between me and trail mix. What’s an extra pound or two when you have endless possibilities of yummy snack mixtures at your fingertips? Plus, trail mix can be healthy: you just have to choose the right ingredients.
Here are 10 cheap and easy DIY trail mixes, with 5 different categories to suit whatever cravings or dietary restrictions you may have. There are lots of easy substitutions as well. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. It’s like eHarmony for snacks.
1. Cheery Cherry Chocolate
Mix dried cherries, dark chocolate chunks or chips, white chocolate chunks or chips and almonds.
2. Puppy Chow
Mix Chex cereal, chocolate chunks or chips, peanuts and chips.
A Hint of Salt
3. Empty the Pantry
Mix pretzels, popcorn, almonds, cashews, peanuts and raisins.
4. Seed Lover
Mix pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and sea salt.
5. Hawaiian Blend
Mix dried pineapple, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chunks or chips.
6. Crazy for Berries
Mix dried gogi berries, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries and raisins (you can also purchase chocolate-covered versions for a sweeter blend).
7. Cajun Sensation
Mix almonds, pecans, popcorn, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and ground cumin.
8. Asian Fusion
Mix sesame seeds, pretzels, wasabi peas, almonds and crystalized ginger or powder.
9. Cereal Craze
Mix granola, flake cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, raisins and M&Ms.
Mix dried banana chips, dried cranberries, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), chocolate chunks or chips and granola