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Homemade Trail Mix Recipes

Updated on February 25, 2009
   Looking good
Looking good
    Assorted choices
Assorted choices
    dried fruits
dried fruits
    dried strawberries ( hee hee)
dried strawberries ( hee hee)
   Organic dark choco ( or even yogart covered )
Organic dark choco ( or even yogart covered )
   Coconut
Coconut
    Granola
Granola
    Cheerios
Cheerios
   Animal crackers
Animal crackers
    A Jar for Storage
A Jar for Storage

Requested by The Real Tomato

I have never been asked to fill a request before...and I think I already did the recipe for trail mix...I guess I should double check though...BRB...Wow I have a few recipes in here...love the new way all is so nicely in order...but nothing there for a Trailmix...so guess I can give mine away...

First of all it is not in-expensive to make the way I do it...but once you see my recipe you can adjust it to your needs and likes or dis-likes....

Secondly I use ALL Organic foods for this recipe...I am so fortunate to have many organic farmers around here and many stores that now carry many, many items in the Organic area...

It is very simple to do...I store mine in glass jars with lids and it lasts till we eat it all...:O) I really don't know how long it will last ,just make sure it is in air tight containers and not left in the sunlight...

So I gather....raisins...cranberries(dried ones)...dried apricots...dried cherries...dried pineapple...dried apples...dried plumbs...(in other words whatever kind of dried fruit you like).

Next...is almonds, p-nuts, cashews, walnuts, corn nuts,( some salt is good) soy nuts,... sun flower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistacios, this list is also whatever you like...or can tolerate...you are only limited by your imagination...

Then we come to the sweeter things...like dark chocolate chips, coconut, M& M's, white choco chips. ( there are many different flavors. take your pick)...candy corn, gumdrops, licorice, mints, small marshmellow and on and on...yummm

Also drier healthy things like... granola cereal, cheerios, rice crispies,rice crackers, oatmeal, cheese flavored crackers, (thinking of the children now), broken ginger snaps, cut up fig newtons, flavored rice cakes, popcorn, even animal crackers and a lot of these come in organic too, from Health food stores.

So once you decide what you want to mix together (sometimes it is trial and error to find what your family likes best) MIX AWAY....using a large container to mix and then storing it in other smaller ones.

Is a good snack, a good lunchbox treat, a picnic food, good on car trips, or walks, after a swim, almost anytime. Calories? well not like candy or cookies or cakes etc...but dried fruits do carry some and a trail mix can be filling as well as nutritional and full of Good Eats...

So to "The Real Tomato" I hope I have answered your request to your liking and Thank you sweetie...was my pleasure...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      I sure could use a good snack right now G-Ma!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I'll send it right over sweetie...hope your day was a good one...Thanks for the comment G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      I'm at work wishing I had a body double to fill in for me.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      thanks G-Ma for sharing. I find them ideal for a night at a friend's house - beer guzzling! :D

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      Debra Allen 8 years ago from West By God

      G-O-R-P!!!!

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      The Real Tomato 8 years ago

      G-Ma, I will have fun with this and so will the kids- they love to do the choosing at the grocery store. I saw on another Hub comment that you made your own, I couldn't resist asking. Everyone seems to have their unique blend. This will make a nice snack for long car rides.

      I just love the dried strawberry picture! So cute.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. :D

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      G-ma you make it sound so easy and yummy. I just might try this. Thanks!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Cris A...Good anytime actually...thanks dear for coming by...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace

      Lady G...G O R P hummm you need to tell the meaning??? sorry...thanks for coming by...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      The Real Tomato...well you are so welcome hun...and I loved that picture too wanted to make it bigger but was out of focus...thanks for noticing and for commenting and for the request...G-Ma Hugs & Peace

      Triplet Mom...It is easy sweetie...and healthy and you make a bunch ahead and it is done...Hope you do try it...thanks hun...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      Sreethi 8 years ago from Mumbai

      yummmy

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      ponnu...crunch crunch,,,thanks for stopping by sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      I'm pretty hungry right now and wish I had some of your trail mix to eat. It certainly sounds delightful with all that dry fruit and nuts and m&m's, hmmmm yeah!

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      marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

      Ok, my mouth is watering!! I'll take two of each kind, please. you do deliver,yes? =))

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Hi Dottie1...Thank you my dear lady..been under the weather a bit.But am almost back...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

      mariesuewrites...Nice to hear from you dear...Hope all is well...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Great for travel, keep some in the car at all times, never know when you will need a snack, Thanks G-Ma.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      c.s.alexis...yep I did this as an answer to a request...was the first one I ever got :O) and there are so many ways to make it how you like it...thanks for commenting sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I'd like one too! :-) Pretty pleaseeee...

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      what do you want sweetie:? a big ((HUG)) there you go..is everything ok for you??Love ya G-Ma :O) Hugs & Prayers

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This delicious food! LOL And a hug to go with it? That would make me a happy lady! Hehehe

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      You got it doll...G-Ma :O)

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      FloBe 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds delicious! I'm going to give it a try :) Thanks for sharing, G-Ma.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      ...and I believe you will enjoy...Bless you...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Another one to make my tummy rumble and to be bookmarked in with my best recipes.

      Thank you for sharing and take care.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Eiddwen...Thanks again..this is fun because youcan make it exactly as you like it...Have fun...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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