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Trail Mix Three Ways


The possibilities are limitless when making trail mix. It's a great snack while watching the game on television and easy to pack for on-the-go at your kids' sporting events. Try these three simple recipes: Sweet, Savory, and Spicy Trail Mix, and satisfy everyone's cravings!

Sweet Tropical Trail Mix:

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  • ½ Cup Dried Pineapple and Papaya
  • 1 Cup Dried Banana Chips
  • 1 Cup Roasted Cashews
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Cup Honey Roasted Peanuts

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl (see image #1) and enjoy! Store covered at room temperature.

Savory Trail Mix:

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  • 1 Cup Salted Pretzel Twists
  • 1 Cup Cheese Crackers
  • ½ Cup Ranch-Flavored Corn Nuts
  • 1 Cup Corn or Rice Cereal
  • 1 Cup Roasted Peanuts
  • 4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Combine pretzels, cheese crackers, corn nuts, cereal, and peanuts in a large bowl (see image #2).
  3. Combine melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Pour over the dry mix and combine until coated well (see image #3).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Allow the mix to cool for 10 minutes and serve in a large bowl for snacking! Store covered at room temperature.

Spicy Trail Mix:

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  • 1 Cup Chile Roasted Peanuts
  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ Cup Salted Sunflower Seed Kernels
  • ½ Cup Roasted Almonds
  • 1 Cup Corn or Rice Cereal
  • 4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Combine peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seed kernels, almonds, and cereal in a bowl (see image #4).
  3. Combine melted butter, chili powder, cayenne, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour over the mix and combine until coated well (see image #5).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Allow the mix to cool for 10 minutes, and serve in a large bowl for snacking! Store covered at room temperature.