I’m going camping tomorrow and despite a questionable weather forecast, I’m very excited! I’ve been looking on campingfunzone.com and buying some last-minute gear that will hopefully make it easier for us if the weather turns bad! It’s just going to be me and my boyfriend. We’ve done some weekend trips together before, but it’s our first time camping together. I think it will be fun though! I’ll be packing my most unfashionable clothing and won’t be bringing makeup, so he’s in for a treat. 😉 He’s taking care of the logistical aspects of the trip (ex: canoe rental, driving, maps, etc), whereas I’m handling the food. Aside from the serenity of nature and endless bonfires, cooking and meal prep is one of my favourite parts of camping.
Of course, when you go camping, you need to have lots of delicious snacks on hand. I usually bring protein bars, sunflower seeds, popcorn, and the ingredients to make s’mores. This year, I’ve also found the best jerky sampler I could find and will be taking that so we know what type of jerky is our favorite for next time we camp. When my boyfriend and his friends go camping, they usually bring trail mix. Seems like an obvious snack choice, doesn’t it? Somehow, I’ve never thought to bring it before, but I decided to whip up a batch for the trip.
If you’re going camping or hiking and want to bring trail mix, making your own is the way to go. It’s healthier, you have control of what goes into it, and it’s a lot more affordable. A tiny bag sells for like, $10 at the grocery store. I made three times that amount for about the same price.
You guys, it’s so good! It’s actually a miracle that I haven’t eaten it all already.
I put so many ingredients into this simple trail mix recipe, but what you won’t find are raisins. I hate raisins! Of course, if you like raisins, feel free to add some in…and don’t share that batch with me.
Below are all of the ingredients that I put into my trail mix. I know that I didn’t include measurements…but it’s because I didn’t measure. A little of this, a little of that – you’ll figure it out!
- Chocolate Chex Cereal
- Crushed Pretzel Chips
- Whole Roasted Cashews
- Roasted Peanuts
- Whole Roasted Almonds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Reese’s Pieces
- Candy Coated Chocolate
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Mangos
- Corn Nuts
Have you ever made your own trail mix? What do you normally put in it?