Sweet and salty trail mix.

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.

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