Step up your Summer snacking game with this tasty Sweet and Salty Homemade Trail Mix!
As most of you crazy kids already know, we’re gearing up for yet another move. I’ve been through quite a few over the course of this little blog of mine [a perk of mil-wife life!] but this one took an unexpected turn. We had planned on a certain date forever now, until the move coordinator happily exclaimed “See you Monday!“
Wait… what!? Monday!? That’s a week early!!!
Panic set in pretty fast but was quickly replaced by sheer excitement.
FLORIDA! WE’RE COMING FOR YOU!
Our adventure will be starting earlier than expected and I’m totally embracing it! Though the last-minute date change threw a teeny wrench in my plan to clean out the fridge, freezer, and pantry in time for the big day, I can totally spin this in my favor. Goodbye meal prep, helloooo road trip snack prep! I kicked things off with a big ole bowl of trail mix!
I would thank my hand model husband, but he ate over half of this trail mix when I wasn’t looking. That man is trouble with a capital TRUBBLE!
In his defense, this stuff is a tad irresistible! I combined lightly salted almonds with super-sweet caramel corn, juicy dried fruit, and buttery pretzel snaps. This batch is totally not going to make it through the weekend let alone on the trip with us. Looks like we’ll be making more!
The recipe can be followed ingredient for ingredient, or easily adapted to accommodate all your favorite trail mix add-ins. Have fun with it! Just don’t skip the caramel corn. Or the almonds. Or the pretzels. Or… you get the point! Enjoy!
Homemade Trail Mix
:: Almonds, Pretzels and Caramel Corn… oh my! ::
Sweet and Salty Homemade Trail Mix
- 1 cup lightly salted almonds
- 2 cups caramel popcorn
- 1-2 cup pretzels
- 1/8-1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/8-1/4 cup dried cranberries
Add as much or as little of the above ingredients for happy healthy snacking. You can also add...
- whole grain cereal
- toasted granola
- chocolate chips
- plain popcorn
- dried pineapple
- dried apricot
- banana chips
- extra nuts
- sunflower seeds
For a gloriously gluten-free snack mix, use GF pretzels in the mix and you're good to go! Deeelish!
I can’t wait to hit the road, visit family and friends, and move into our new home!
What are you up to this Summer?
It should absolutely involve visiting me in Florida.
So. much. coffee.