Salty and Sweet Trail Mix Recipes

A little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty and all-around tasty. There’s no snack that quite compares to trail mix, especially when it’s homemade. The best part about the nutritious treat is that it’s so easy to make, and the ingredients can be tailored to fit your tastes and nutritional needs. Plus, you don't need to be hitting the trails or heading off to summer camp to enjoy this delicious snack!

In honor of National Trail Mix day on Aug. 31, we have compiled six of our favorite trail mix (and trail mix-inspired) recipes that make for a delicious and filling treat any time of the day.


  • Honey Nut Party Mix

    Even though we originally made this recipe for our Honeybee Bridal Shower, this Honey Nut Party Mix recipe is perfect for any time of the year. It includes Chex® cereal and Honeycomb® cereal, with pretzels, peanuts baked with sweet honey and brown sugar. Although it includes 2/3 cups of butter, the recipe makes 12 whole cups of mix – perfect for pleasing a crowd!

  • Spooky Trail Mix

    With Halloween right around the corner, we love getting into the spooky spirit with this Spooky Trail Mix recipe on See Vanessa Craft. This delicious variation includes seasonal candy corn, marshmallows and caramel corn – all of the best treats of fall! You can mix this up for a Halloween party, or even portion out in little baggies to hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

  • Trail Mix Energy Bites

    For a quick boost of energy during a long day at work or before a particularly grueling night of studying, nosh on these Trail Mix Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven. You get the benefits of long-lasting energy from the Chia seeds, wheat germ, old fashioned oats and almonds, and the chopped pretzels and semisweet chocolate chips make these bites absolutely delicious.

  • "Happy Trails to You" Trail Mix

    This trail mix is perfect for kids because it's on the sweeter side. It contains a lot of dried fruit, M&Ms and some nuts. We made this “Happy Trails to You” trail mix for a kids birthdya party, but it is delicious for just about any occasian! Make big batches for your everyone y to enjoy at home or on the go.

  • Trail Mix Granola Bars

    The only thing better than actual trail mix are these Trail Mix Granola Bars from Skinny Not Skinny. They make for a perfect on-the-go snack, and contain some good-for-you ingredients, including flaxseed, sunflower seeds and old fashioned oats. The recipe also makes 12 bars, so you and your family can enjoy them all week long!

  • Superfood Trail Mix

    This Superfood Trail Mix recipe featured on Crazy Raw Vegan features a bunch of Mother Nature’s best ingredients, including different kinds of nuts, berries and dried fruit. The snack is also super easy to mix together – just combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and store in a big Mason Jar. You can also adjust the amount of each ingredient to your liking.

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