Someone recently asked for some gluten free snack ideas that kids can get by themselves. Trail mix is definitely one of those! And this is our current go-to “car snack”, because it has lots of little pieces, so it takes awhile to eat – free entertainment! It’s also not too messy, unless your two-year-old drops her entire container. Then it’s messy.
Easy Trail Mix
- 3 cups peanuts
- 1 cup other nuts (I usually use cashews or walnuts)
- 1 cup craisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Store in airtight container.
This recipe is totally customizable. I frequently add a cup of raisins to this base mix, but the day I made this batch, we were out of raisins, so I left them out. And my oldest, raisin-hating child rejoiced.
Sometimes if we have some M&Ms from holiday candy, I’ll use those instead of chocolate chips.
If we have different dried fruits or pumpkin seeds, I’ll add those in addition to the other ingredients.
Overall, I think the base recipe is a good mix of salty and sweet.
What do you put in your trail mix?