Last weekend, my husband went backpacking, which requires high calorie, compact, easily transportable food and snacks. One thing he wanted was trail mix. Now, I could just go buy a bag of trail mix and be done, but trail mix can be quite pricey. Instead, I set out to get the ingredients to make trail mix.
The great thing about making your own trail mix is 1) you can make it cheaper than you can buy it and 2) you can customize it. You see, my ideal trail mix consists of M&M's, peanut butter chips, peanuts, and almonds. Notice, it contains no raisins. My husband, however, has different tastes.
In order to make budget-friendly trail mix, keep an eye out for sales and clearance items. For example, I bought the peanuts and cranberries on sale and I had the M&M's on hand from Halloween clearance.
|Halloween-colored M&M's: weird colors, but who really cares? :)|
2 cups peanuts
3/4 cup M&M's
1/4 cup peanut M&M's
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Place desired ingredients in a bowl; mix. Eat.
It's as simple as that! You don't have to stick to these ingredients and proportions. This is easily customizable to suit your preferences!!! Get creative and have fun!