Yesterday at the grocery store cashews were on sale. We picked up a two pound container of them along with a few other ingredients. Today in under 15 minutes I made trail mix.
In this batch I put the following:
2 lbs cashews
Bag of dried cranberries
Bag of butterscotch chips
Bag of mini colored candy
The cashews are salty, cranberries are tart and different texture, butterscotch chips are sweet, raisins are fruity and different texture, and colored candy adds a pop of color and chocolate. It is a matter of balancing the flavors and this one covers almost every craving you can have. The salty, tart, sweet combo is fabulous for satisfying a bunch of cravings and at the same time it is still a mostly healthy snack.
If you are looking for different combos you can do things like peanuts, chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, any dried fruit, and almost any other small snack type food to this. This lasts forever – well unless you have people gobbling it up. I’ve had a can of a similar mix in my drawer for six months and it is still good and delicious.