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35 Tasty Trail Mix Ingredients

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There’s nothing like a bag of trail mix on a hiking or backpacking trip. Originally called GORP, for “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts,” this mix of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate and other dry ingredients can be a good energy source on the trail.

Almost anything can go into a trail mix, but many people try to find a good balance between sweet and salty items. Here are 35 tasty trail mix ingredients that you might want to try.

NUTS, SEEDS AND LEGUMES

Some experts say that 50 percent of your trail mix should be made up of these ingredients, but be aware of allergies.

  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios

DRIED FRUITS

Dried fruits don’t spoil as fast as fresh fruit and won’t moisten the other ingredients.

  • Raisins
  • Banana chips
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried apples
  • Candied orange peel
  • Dried blueberries

CHOCOLATE AND SWEET STUFF

Be careful in warmer climates, because chocolate can melt and make a big mess.

  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Sweetened coconut
  • Peanut butter chips

CEREALS AND GRAINS

Everyone loves the satisfying crunch and texture of these ingredients.

  • Granola
  • Chex cereals
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Sweetened cereal, like Fruit Loops
  • Cheetos
  • Wasabi peas

SPICES

Lightly sprinkle your trail mix with one or more of these spices for extra flavor. But be careful, a little goes a long way.

  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Curry powder
  • Chili powder

10 Comments on 35 Tasty Trail Mix Ingredients

  1. Sparkmike1113 // September 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm // Reply

    I love it all it can make the best trail mix I believe ha ha believe haaaaaa

  2. toasted coconut is much better than plain (it is easy and quick to toast in a skillet) and try dried date nuggets for sweetness

  3. Sounds like enough energy.

  4. You haven’t priced dried fruit lately,, huh !!!

  5. Some of these taste sooooo good!!

  6. We made this in scout’s

  7. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. very imaginitive!

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