Healthy snacks that kids will actually eat but don’t take a lot of effort on your part are hard to come by. Luckily this easy homemade fruit and nut trail mix recipe covers both. Simply throw your ingredients in a bowl and mix for a delicious and hearty snack that kids will happily munch on.
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We recently went shopping for the food for our upcoming vacation. If the kiddos had their way we would have left the store with a cart full of Lunchables and chips. Yeah, that’s not happening. Of course, we still needed food for out trip so I decided to grab the ingredients to make this crazy easy trail mix.
You want to be able to easily disperse the delicious snack to the kids so I totally recommend parsing it out into individual servings right after you mix it. Then, whether or not it’s for the road or simply a grab-and-go snack, you’re stocked with something kiddos can easily grab and enjoy.
This trail mix is easily customizable as well. I like this specific mix because they still get the sweet with the dried cranberries and banana chips without adding M&M’s or another super sugary candy. The walnut add a nice energy boost and the sunflower kernels are that extra notion that sets it over the top.
Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Ingredients
- 10 oz Shelled Walnuts
- 6 oz Dried Cranberries
- 10 oz Roasted Sunflower Kernels (Unsalted)
- 12 oz Banana Chips
First, pull out a large mixing bowl.
The put all of your ingredients into the mixing bowl.
Carefully mix everything together with a rubber spatula.
Use a ladle to separate the trail mix among 12 resealable bags.
You can replace the dried fruits with your fruit of choice. I do recommend choosing at least one that is higher in sweetness to compliment the nuts. The same goes for the nuts. Add your favorite nuts and seeds as long as you use the same amounts recommended in the ingredients. I prefer shelled seeds because of the ease but your could totally add pumpkin or sunflower seeds still in the shells. We’re simply lazy. When we want our snack, we don’t want extra steps.
We absolutely love this easy homemade fruit and nut trail mix recipe! These babies are all bagged up and ready for our 16 hour road trip this weekend. Luckily, this recipe makes enough that I can grab a few without feeling guilty for stealing from the kids (I mean, it’s not like it’s Halloween candy or something). Reusable snack cups are another great storage option but I opted for bags since we’re going to be on the road. If you’re simply making these for after school snacks, I totally recommend a reusable option instead, whether it is snack bags or containers.
10 oz Shelled Walnuts
6 oz Dried Cranberries
10 oz Roasted Sunflower Kernels (Unsalted)
12 oz Banana Chips
- First, pull out a large mixing bowl.
- The put all of your ingredients into the mixing bowl.
- Carefully mix everything together with a rubber spatula.
- Use a ladle to separate the trail mix among 12 resealable bags.
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