So, apparently next Wednesday, August 31, is National Trail Mix Day. Who knew?! I’m anticipating an upcoming road trip vacation this fall, and my own trail mix is a staple item on my packing list for travel of any sort.
Since I don’t have a big sweet tooth, my ideal trail mix recipe blends sweet and savory flavors, with healthy cereal and nuts and just a bit of peanut butter. I think this trail mix is fairly virtuous compared to the prepackaged stuff you might find in the grocery … but c’mon, it can’t be all twigs-and-berries, right? Hence, a handful of Reese’s Pieces.
The problem, of course, is that I now have a stash of this trail mix at my desk, and I … can’t … stop … nibbling …
homemade sweet and salty trail mix recipe
makes about 4 cups
1 cup oat or wheat square cereal
1 cup pretzel nuggets, sticks, fish or mini twists
1/2 cup roasted, unsalted pistachios
1/2 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
1/2 cup large raisins
1/2 cup Reese's pieces
Toss everything together in a large bowl, and store in an airtight container.