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a bowl of homemade trail mix: almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins
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Trail Mix Base Recipe

Keep this easy Trail Mix Base Recipe on hand for all your snacking needs. Use a variety of nuts and dried fruit to customize your own!
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 8 cups (might make slightly more or less)


  • 1 ½ pounds (~5 cups) roasted, lightly-salted nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews)
  • 1 pound (~3 cups) dried fruit (cherries, raisins, cranberries)
  • ½ pound (~1 ½ cups) seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)


  • Place all ingredients in a large bag or container and shake to mix. Enjoy!


Choose your favorite combination of nuts, fruit, and seeds. The options are endless!
Can’t live without chocolate in your trail mix? Add a 12-ounce bag of semisweet or dark chocolate chips!