How to make Trail Mix or Time to Clean out the Refrigerator!

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I love healthy snacks and since David12 is a bottomless pit when it comes to food, I love frugal healthy snacks.  One of my favorite snacks is Trail Mix but I don’t buy it from the store, we make our own.

When I look in the refrigerator and find half full packages of nuts, dried fruits, etc. I know it’s time to make Trail Mix again.  The recipe varies depending on what we have to use up but this is the recipe we used today.

Trail Mix

1 cup dried cherries (could use raisins or cranberries)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (could use M&Ms or peanut butter chips or carob chips)
1/4 cup organic shredded coconut
1 cup dried pineapple (found a container for $1.25 on clearance at Hannaford yesterday)
2 cups peanuts (or whatever nuts you have)
1 cup dried figs, dates, raisins & walnuts mix
1 cup gluten free marshmallows (or regular if your kids aren’t GF)

Just put it all in a big bowl and mix well.  Then portion out in serving size snacks throughout the week.  I’ve also added in banana chips before but we don’t have any today.

David decided he wanted to make this and I always welcome help in the kitchen! See below for our amazing pictures LOL.

The ingredients & the chef
Adding the ingredients
The shaking part.  We like this.
All done. Snack time!

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  1. Turning the Clock Back says
    we do this too. Ours usually includes some sort of dried cereal...Cheerios, Chex, etc and maybe some golfish pretzels if they are on sale! The eating is the best part!

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