This healthy, make-ahead snack is kind of a no-brainer, and not really a recipe at all. But it’s still worth mentioning as we focus on getting ahead with healthy snacks. Why? Because there’s chocolate in it. Obviously. And also because it’s easy and good for you and all that other stuff.
Last week, I mixed up a big bowl of Cranberry Nut Trail Mix with items we had on hand. Then, I scooped it into individual grab-and-go baggies. Don’t like the dried fruit and nut options I mention below? No biggie – just use what you have and what you like. No matter what, you’ll be putting together a healthy snack. (Unless you add candy corns or m&ms, c’mon.)
And have you purchased bagged trail mix? Talk about pricey! They can’t help but be. Ingredients like nuts and dried fruit can be expensive. Therefore, I’ve decided that I don’t need to pay someone to stir my ingredients and put them into a bag for me. I can do that myself thankyouverymuch and save some bucks while I’m at it. (I buy my nuts in bulk at Braga Farms.)
So here you go – Cranberry Nut Trail Mix, the recipe. Which isn’t a recipe. Far be it for me to tell you how nutty you should be on any given day.
Cranberry Nut Trail Mix
Dark Chocolate Chips
Stir any combination of the ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container (like a jar!), or scoop mixture into individual baggies for grab-and-go snacks.
I love trail mix, but my kids don’t like dried fruit (of any kind). So they’ll eat a couple of nuts and all of the chocolate and call it “done”. Ah well, that’s why mommy gets trail mix for a snack and they each get a banana! ;)
We loved dried blueberries in our trail mix, I also add the dried blueberries to our homemade granola bars, yummy!
Thanks for all the great snack ideas, I’ll be trying them all.
I’m terrible at recipes that don’t have measurements. Does someone have some tips or measurements they’ve used in their own recipe? That will help a lot!! Thanks!
Dried blueberries is genius! Thanks for sharing this!