I am veryyyy picky when it comes to trail mix. Whenever I try to buy some from the store it’s never quite right – well at least in my opinion. Too many nuts, not enough nuts. Too much chocolate, not enough chocolate. Although if we’re being honest too much chocolate is never a problem, so scratch that part. But you catch my drift.
So it finally dawned on me that I should just make my own. Why that thought never crossed my mind before now is beyond me. When you make it at home, you have complete control of what ingredients go into the mix. So that would clearly fix my little problem of not liking the combinations you can buy at the store.
So this is my favorite blend for a standard trail mix with chocolate and nuts. And the best part? You can adjust the quantities or ingredients to what works for you. Don’t like almonds? Swap them out for another type of nut. Don’t like chocolate? Swap it out… wait, that would be crazy so promise me you’ll leave in the chocolate. I’m not sure we can be friends if you don’t like chocolate : )
I have another flavor variety coming at you soon. But first I need to grab a picture of it – we somehow keep eating it all before the weekend rolls around and I can get a few shots.
- 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1 cup raw whole almonds (unsalted)
- ¾ cup raisins
- ½ cup M&Ms
- ½ cup mini peanut butter cups
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix to combine and store in an airtight container. Alternatively, you can add all the ingredients to a large plastic bag, seal and then shake to combine.
Cookie Monster Cooking