Easy Trail Mix Recipe Eat Or Make As A Gift In A Jar

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Today we are sharing a quick and easy trail mix recipe. One of our go to snacks is trail mix and granola. We love mixing them up homemade, adding all our favorite ingredients into them. This is a perfect snack for anytime of year. It even makes a great DIY homemade gifts. Add them into pretty jars or containers. Then add a pretty ribbon with gift tag. Who wouldn’t love getting a jar of yummy, healthy trail mix? 

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We love them for school snacks and to top our yogurt in the morning. We also love eating homemade trail mix for taking on hikes and traveling. We have a long drive to SF airport and then a 6 hour flight to NYC. Having a teen I know we need to have those snacks handy for long trips. Easy to pack into a snack bag and take along.

Trail Mix Recipe


This is so easy to make I just grabbed my new bag of Viki’s granola* with dried apples, raisins and pecans. I also grabbed mini chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, almonds and peanuts. I was going to add mini marshmallows but, I just ran out. I grabbed soft caramels and cut them in 4. You could use caramel chips. I often use what I have on hand until I stock up again.


When making trail mixes you can use all kinds of ingredients to add to mixture. 


 Ingredients we love adding to trail mix

You get the picture. Let’s get making this recipe!

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix Recipe


Easy Trail Mix Recipe

This is a quick and easy trail mix recipe that you can enjoy anytime of year. A mix of sweet and salty. Mix this up or get other ideas of what to add to your trail mix. Make it to eat or as a gift in a jar. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy trail mix, gifts in a jar, homemade trail mix, sweet and salty trail mix, trial mix
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Theresa Huse DearCreatives.com


  • 1 cup apple cinnamon Viki's Granola or your favorite
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 5-10 soft caramels cut into 4 optional


  1. Measure and mix all the ingredients together into one big bowl.
  2. Add to your favorite storage container.

Recipe Notes

Can be used as a trail mix or as a topping on yogurt and ice cream. Or make this as a gift in a jar. 

Snack idea

When I don’t have time to make my homemade granola I reach for a good all natural granola. I recently received and tried Viki’s Granola – Apple Cinnamon. It’s even gluten free. It’s also naturally sweetened, sodium free, dairy free, 0 trans fats, whole grain, Kosher…..We really enjoyed it!


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It has dried apples, honey, raisins, pecans and cinnamon. I wish I could pass you this homemade snack. What types of trail mix and granola s do you like?

 Just rip open the bag open, pour and add your favorite milk. The Mr.’s is a midnight snacker. For today’s recipe we used it to make our easy trail mix recipe to take on our trip.

  • Snacks straight out of the bag and healthy


When is the last time you have made trail mix?

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