10 Cheap And Easy DIY Trail Mixes


I may or may not be in a dangerous relationship. It doesn't harm me emotionally or physically...although it's probably made me gain a pound or two over the past few years.

This relationship I'm referring to is between me and trail mix. What's an extra pound or two when you have endless possibilities of yummy snack mixtures at your fingertips? Plus, trail mix can be healthy: you just have to choose the right ingredients.

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Photo courtesy of blogs.foodswithjudes.com

Here are 10 cheap and easy DIY trail mixes, with 5 different categories to suit whatever cravings or dietary restrictions you may have. There are lots of easy substitutions as well. Whatever you're looking for, we've got you covered. It's like eHarmony for snacks.

Chocolate Lovers

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Photo courtesy of foodiereflections.com

1. Cheery Cherry Chocolate

Mix dried cherries, dark chocolate chunks or chips, white chocolate chunks or chips and almonds.

2. Puppy Chow

Mix Chex cereal, chocolate chunks or chips, peanuts and chips.

A Hint of Salt

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Photo courtesy of neighborfoodblog.com

3. Empty the Pantry

Mix pretzels, popcorn, almonds, cashews, peanuts and raisins.

4. Seed Lover

Mix pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and sea salt.

Fruity Fresh

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Photo courtesy of simonianfarms.com

5. Hawaiian Blend

Mix dried pineapple, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chunks or chips.

6. Crazy for Berries

Mix dried gogi berries, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries and raisins (you can also purchase chocolate-covered versions for a sweeter blend).

Savory Feel

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Photo courtesy of feedyourskull.com

7. Cajun Sensation

Mix almonds, pecans, popcorn, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and ground cumin.

8. Asian Fusion

Mix sesame seeds, pretzels, wasabi peas, almonds and crystalized ginger or powder.

Go Nut-Free

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Photo courtesy of garlicgirl.com

9. Cereal Craze

Mix granola, flake cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, raisins and M&Ms.

10. Banana-Rama

Mix dried banana chips, dried cranberries, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), chocolate chunks or chips and granola

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