National Trail Mix Day, August 31st, is just in time for the start of a new school year, or a fall camping trip. These healthy snacks are fun to make, the whole family will enjoy them without even realizing they are healthy snacks!

Here are some of our favorite trail mix recipes:

trail mix Granola, Seeds and Nuts

 1 lg. bowl

Measuring cup

Wooden spoon

Plastic bags

Granola (or other whole grain flakes)

Sunflower seeds

Almonds, peanuts, walnuts or pecans

Raisins

Dried apples, peaches & apricots

 Peanuts, chocolate chips Raisins and Seeds

 1 c. granola

1/2 c. peanuts

1/4 c. raisins

1/4 c. chocolate chips (opt.)

2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

Mix until well blended.

Trail Mix Snack Bars

1/4 c. margarine

3 c. miniature marshmallows

3 c. crisp rice cereal

2 c. granola

1 c. raisins

Melt margarine in 3 quart saucepan over low heat. Add
marshmallows, stir until melted and well blended. Add cereal, granola and
raisins, stirring until well coated. Press into greased 13 x 9 inch baking
pan. Cool and cut into bars. Hint: If you lightly coat hands with butter to
press mixture in pan it is much easier.

River’s Trail Mix

trail mix nuts and fruit1/2 c. butter

 

1 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt

4 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

8 c. Wheat Chex

3 c. pretzel sticks

2 c. peanuts

Melt butter on a jelly roll pan. Stir in seasoned salt and
Worcestershire sauce. Gradually add cereal, nuts and pretzels, stirring until
all pieces are evenly coated. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees, stir every 15
minutes. Great Grandson

Cherrio and Chex Cereals

2 c. Cheerios (plain or Honeynut)

2 c. Wheat Chex

2 c. Corn Chex

2 c. Rice Chex

2 c. sm. cheese crackers

2 c. raisins

2 c. M & M’s plain candies

2 c. mixed nuts or peanuts

Mix all together in large bowl and put in air-tight
containers. Great snack for traveling. Something kids can do to get ready for
the trip. Can substitute any dry cereal.

Many More Trail Mix Recipes

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