Monster Trail Mix

Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool.

What is trail mix? Generally speaking, it’s a blend of dried fruit and nuts made popular by campers and hikers. The mix of sugar and protein propels energy, it is easy to carry and tasty to eat.

Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool. Make a large batch and snack for days! Trail mix types have evolved and added more variety, the most popular being M&Ms. Story has it it that the Girl and Boy Scouts made the addition of chocolate popular. Well done, kids! Many of the recipes now include M&Ms and other types of chocolate and peanut butter chips.

Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool. Make a large batch and snack for days! For me, a good trail mix recipe will satisfy my hunger, but also my sweet tooth. Hey, if I am eating it then chances are I am also doing a good amount of physical activity and will burn off that chocolate pretty fast. My version of Monster Trail Mix is a take on my favorite store bought mix from Target which combines raisins, peanuts, M&Ms, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. The perfect blend of texture, sweet and salty.

There are many trail mix types and you can make up your own by simply adding or omitting ingredients. You can try using other types of dried fruit, like cranberries, mangos or even prunes. Nuts can includes cashews, almonds, pine nuts or pistachios. Candy with a coating works the best if you are in hot weather, so M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces are ideal to not melt.

Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool. Make a large batch and snack for days!

You can make Monster Trail Mix in large batches and just keep in an airtight container in the pantry for when you need it. It will stay good for months as long as it is store properly. You can also make it into single size servings for your child’s classroom, as party favors or to send with your kids to camp. This is a snack the whole family will love!

And lastly… why “monster?” Well, it seems that anything colorful or using M&Ms these days is called “monster,” so I just jumped on the bandwagon.

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Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool. Make a large batch and snack for days!
Monster Trail Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool. Make a large batch and snack for days!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 707 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter chips
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Monster Trail Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 242mg 10%
Potassium 582mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 43g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 11.6%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool. Make a large batch and snack for days!

 

Comments

Kim Beaulieu

I love monster mixes. This looks absolutely delicious.

I giggled over the Scouts thing. My mom was actually the secretary for the Scouts here in Canada.

Christina

That’s the easiest trail mix, ever! And who wouldn’t love a trail mix when M & Ms are involved? When’s the next hike? 😉

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