Sweet and Salty Homemade Trail Mix

Step up your Summer snacking game with this tasty Sweet and Salty Homemade Trail Mix!

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.


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!

Step up your Summer snacking game with this tasty homemade 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! ::

Homemade Trail Mix :: Pretzels, Caramel Corn, and Almonds... oh my!

Sweet and Salty Homemade Trail Mix

Step up your Summer snacking game with this tasty Sweet and Salty Homemade Trail Mix!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Trail Mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 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
  • pepitas


  • Choose your favorites from the mix above.
  • Combine and store in a airtight container for all your snacking needs!


For a gloriously gluten-free snack mix, use GF pretzels in the mix and you’re good to go! Deeelish!
Nutrition Facts below are roughly estimated per 1/4-1/3 cup serving using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on exact mix-ins chose and desired serving size and enjoy!


Calories: 175kcal
Step up your Summer snacking game with this tasty homemade trail mix!

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.

With coffee.

So. much. coffee.

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Jenn Laughlin Peas and Crayons Author
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Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It’ll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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  1. I love that you added the sweet caramel corn in with the salty almonds and pretzels! This trail mix would probably be gone before we even made it to the car for a road trip!

  2. 5 stars
    This is great, a sweet trail mix that doesn’t involve chocolate! Not that I don’t love chocolate (I do!) – but we’re doing a dairy elimination diet for my daughter so most chocolate is out. She won’t even miss it with the caramel corn 🙂

    1. Heart you so! Thanks Sharon! Best of luck with the elimination diet – it’s always such a pain to do but worth it to make sure they can tolerate their food – thinking of you both through the craziness! xoxo

    1. Then I’d have to fight off your husband and my own from the granola.. wahhhh! Let’s make our own stash and hide it from them 😉

  3. I love seeing new ideas for trail mix. I’m all about something sweet like caramel corn sneaking it’s way in there! Good luck on your move. If I was told I was moving a week earlier than planed, I would be in a dizzy panic! I’m impressed you got a post out!

    1. Thanks Rachel! I had actually planned on posting a ton in advance and having everything all neat and scheduled for a seamless move… yeahhhhhh I failed big time! At least I got this yummy snack mix in my face!

  4. JENN! omg, this looks delicious!! I’m totally making this when I go home 🙂 p.s. my “beard model” (I make a LOT of cocktails and somehow Frankie’s beard ends up in like ALL the pictures) always eats/drinks everything when I’m not looking too… it’s the WORST.

    1. Thanks Ashley!!! I’m in love with the fact that you accidentally have a beard model. We should tie them up next time we shoot so they stop eating our work prematurely! haha

  5. 5 stars
    Oh man…a week early? I would freak as we just moved houses and I am pretty sure if they came a week early they would be hand picking everything up and moving it as I was no where near being packed!
    And this snack mix? I love every bit about it!

  6. Yay for DIY trail mixes! Can I sub the caramel popcorn for salted caramel popcorn? I don’t have any non salted on hand. I could wash them first?