Do you buy a big bag or plastic jar full of trail mix when shopping at the store? Have you noticed it's probably one of the biggest snack aisle money makers for retail merchants? Well, I'm here to share the easiest recipe on the planet and help save you some coin in the process.
Homemade Trail Mix in 3-Steps
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I shared this Easy Trail Mix recipe before but wanted to update it a bit for you now because recently, I've noticed this delicious concoction has a permanent spot on store shelves, sucking money from your pocket that you could be putting in your piggy bank!
In its basic form, trail mix is made up of:
You could get all fancy pants and add dried fruit, granola, pretzels, coconut (affiliate link) or anything your heart desires. Trail mix is all your favorite flavors coming together for a party. It became popular with hikers because it's an easy snack to keep in your pack ; it's light and doesn't take up a lot of space and it's a perfect way to maintain your energy with a bit of sugar and protein as you climb to the peak.
Save Some Serious Money
Trail mix has now become a popular mainstream snack, but I have to tell you, the money spent on it is crazy! Some of the containers I saw at the store are over $12.00 and if you get the individual snack packs (like for lunch boxes) you will pay $25.00! That is CRAZY! You can make a whole batch of this for $6.00 or less and that includes the zip-lock bags.
As I shared in my previous post, save the top of the peanut jar. Wash and dry really well and throw it in the bag. It makes the perfect scoop and serving portion.
- Basic Trail Mix
- 1 16 oz. jar dry roasted peanuts
- 1 15 oz. box raisins
- 1 bag M & M candies
- Dump all in a bag and mix.
- *Customize by adding your favorite nuts, candies, fruits, cereal, etc.
Now that I've saved you some serious buckaroos, I hope you will build up that rainy day fund and treat yourself to something nice.
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