What's in a Trail Mix? A Guide to Create Your Own Personalized Mix
What's in a Trail Mix?
Nuts can be used in several different dishes and recipes. One of the simplest ways that they can be eaten is in a trail mix! Mix and match your choice of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, granola dark chocolate, vegan popcorn, and even spices—customized to your personal taste and liking!
Step 1: Choose Yout Nuts
- Prepare 1 ½ cup of your choice of nuts whether that may be almonds, pecans, cashews, peanuts, etc.
Step 2: Choose Your Seeds
- Prepare 1 cup of your choice of raw seeds. Choose from a variety of different your favorite seeds, such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
Step 3: Choose Your Dried Fruit
- Prepare 1 cup of your choice of dried fruit. Select an unsweetened and unsulfured dried fruit or make homemade dried fruits from fresh cherries, grapes (to turn into raisins when dried), plums (to turn into prunes when dried).
Step 4: Choose Fun Stuff
- Prepare your choice of any crunchy, sweet craving you might like to add to this mix—may it be granola dark chocolate (½ cup), vegan popcorn (1 cup), or other fun foods you would love to include! The quantity of these ingredients will vary according to the type of food you choose, so feel free to let your imagination (and taste buds) run wild!
Step 5: Choose an Optional Spice
- Spice up your trail mix by preparing your choice of any spice to elevate the flavor of your mix. Adjust the taste according to your liking by adding some salt (¼ tsp), cayenne pepper (1 tsp), or paprika (½ tsp), for added saltiness or spiciness. Just like the fun stuff, the quantity of these spices will vary according to the type of spice you choose, if you choose to add any at all for that matter. The possibilities are endless with this customizable trail mix that you can adjust to your personal taste!
Step 6: Time to Mix It Up!
- Combine all of of your chosen ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Then, store in a ziploc bag or mason jar. These can be eaten and enjoyed right away or stored for up to 1 month. In just 5 minutes, you've prepared a wonderful snack to share (yield 4 to 5 cups) with your loved ones while watching a movie or on a road trip!
We hope that this customizable mix has got you going nuts about nuts! Check out the nuts, seeds, dried fruit, spices, and other snacks we have available at Safe Select to complete your next snacking experience! You can get 15% off all our available nuts and snacks from the 14th until the 27th of March 2022!