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While visiting family in Upstate New York, I stopped by ALDI one afternoon to pick up road trip snacks for our long drive back to Florida. There were so many options! In fact, I paced for a good 10 minutes near the trail mix selection, trying to narrow down a combo both Joseph and I would love.
I finally chose a chocolate-cranberry mix filled with sunflower seeds, peanuts, and almonds. But the bag didn’t even last through Pennsylvania—that’s how yummy it was!
Obviously, I needed to make this STAT as an at-home staple.
This easy trail mix recipe is now my go-to afternoon snack when I’m feeling low on energy. It’s incredibly portable for parties too (just like this amazing sweet chex mix!). I made a batch for one of my blogger meet-ups, and everyone loved the perfect sweet and salty combination!
How to Make Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix
Step 1: Measure all ingredients into a container or gallon sized ziplock storage bag. You’ll get the best price on nuts at a bulk foods store like Sam’s Club. Just store them in the fridge so they last longer!
Step 2: Shake well. Store in a cool, dry place.Print
Store-bought packages of trail mix may seem convenient, but nothing beats an easy trail mix recipe you can throw together right at home. This twist offers a sweet and salty combo that’s hard to resist!
- 1/2 cup Craisins
- 1/2 chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- Measure all ingredients into a container or gallon sized ziplock storage bag.
- Shake well. Store in a cool, dry place.
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: trail mix, chocolate cranberry trail mix
Gift Idea: Fill a cute mason jar with this easy trail mix recipe and tie with a pretty ribbon. In minutes you’ll have a practical (and yummy!) gift for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family!
What is your favorite sweet and salty snack?
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