Celebrate National Trail Mix Day with this roundup of unusual trail mix recipes! Think outside the traditional G.O.R.P (good ol’ raisins and peanuts) and enter a world of amazing snack possibilities!
Who’s a trail mix lover?!
*raises both hands high*
ME ME ME. I’ve loved trail mix since I was a little kid. In fact, my mom used to make it homemade for my lunchbox in middle school and it was my most favorite part of the meal.
The mix of mini alphabet pretzels, dark chocolate m&m’s, raisins, and peanut was just perfect! Deliciously sweet and salty. Crunchy and chewy. It was everything you could want in a trail mix.
Since then my love of trail mix has only grown! I used it as a staple breakfast on my Europe trip, carry it with me at work for a quick energy boost, and even give it as gifts sometimes when I stumble across an especially great recipe.
Did you know that today is a very special day for trail mix lovers like me? It happens to be NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY!
Woohoo, right?! Unlike it’s similar food cousin, granola, trail mix is much simpler to make, requires no baking (usually), and literally has endless ingredient combination possibilities. Oh, and did I mention it’s totally customizable? If you don’t like an ingredient or two, just leave it out or swap it!
What makes trail mix perfect to me, you ask? Well it’s gotta meet the following criteria…
+has something chewy
+has something crunchy
+has something salty
+has something sweet
That perfect flavor and texture combo is achievable is you just do a little experimenting with your favorite foods!
Today I’ve rounded up some of the most unusual trail mix recipes you’ll ever come across. Unique ingredients, interesting flavor combinations, and lots more creativity than your traditional G.O.R.P. (who remembers that acronym from camp days?!). Get ready to take your trail mix to the next level!
Rosemary and Cayenne Toasted Trail Mix | The Worktop
Brain Boosting Breakfast Trail Mix | Healthy Helper
Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites | Little Chef Big Appetite
Exotic Edamame Trail Mix | Healthy Helper
Addictive Energy Trail Mix | My Uncommon Everyday
5-Minute Fall Trail Mix | Made to Glow
Ultimate Veggie Trail Mix | Sprint 2 the Table
Four Ingredient Trail Mix Cookies | Healthy Helper
One Bite Addictive Banana Trail Mix Cookies | She Loves Biscotti
Crunchy Chickpea Trail Mix | Bytesized Nutrition
Are you a trail mix lover?
Do you eat handfuls or pick out the individual ingredients to eat on their own?
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