👉 TrailMix

My kids love trail mix, the simple ones. So I found it was cheaper (because it makes so much more for the $) to make it myself. Nuts, M&M’s,
and raisins (or any dried fruit).

Homemade Kid-Friendly Trail Mix


  • 2 cups unsalted mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts)
  • 1 cup M&M’s or chocolate candies of your choice
  • 1 cup raisins or mixed dried fruits (apricots, cranberries, cherries)

Optional Add-ins:

  • 1 cup pretzel sticks or mini pretzels
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup yogurt-covered raisins


  1. Prepare the Nuts:
    • If your nuts are raw, you can toast them for added flavor. Spread them on a baking sheet and toast in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 8-10 minutes, or until they become fragrant. Let them cool completely.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the toasted nuts, M&M’s, and raisins. Mix well to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  3. Add Optional Ingredients:
    • If you’re including pretzels, coconut flakes, or yogurt-covered raisins, add them to the mix and gently toss until everything is well combined.
  4. Store:
    • Transfer the trail mix to an airtight container or divide it into individual snack-sized bags for easy grab-and-go options.
  5. Customize:
    • Feel free to customize the trail mix based on your kids’ preferences. You can add other nuts, seeds, or dried fruits to create a personalized blend.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Your homemade trail mix is ready to be enjoyed! Serve it as a snack during family outings, road trips, or simply as a tasty treat at home.

This recipe is not only cost-effective but also allows you to control the ingredients, making it a healthier alternative to store-bought trail mixes. Plus, the variety of textures and flavors will make it a hit with your kids!

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