Trail mix is easy to make and lasts for weeks in airtight container on the kitchen counter. It is an excellent no- mess, on-the-go snack, but it’s not just for the trail, it makes a terrific high-energy breakfast.
- Dry snacks: cereal (low in sugar – i.e. Cheerios, Kix, Corn Chex, etc), small pretzels, whole grain crackers, graham crackers or rice cake pieces, or animal crackers.
- Dried fruits: Cherries, apricots, raisins, mangoes, or coconut flakes (Tip: big pieces of dried fruit can be cut up easily using kitchen shears).
- Nuts and seeds: almonds, pecans, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or peanuts.
Combine any or all of these ingredients in an airtight container and toss gently to mix. Store airtight. Lasts for weeks.