Monster Trail Mix

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    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! #monstermix #trailmix www.savoryexperiments.com

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Tools for making Monster Trail Mix:

    Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t!

    Airtight Plastic Containers– Great for store any leftovers. Make sure you have a large enough set.

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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! #monstermix #trailmix www.savoryexperiments.com

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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
    Keyword: homemade trail mix, monster mix
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 713 kcal
    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.
    2. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Monster Trail Mix
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 713 Calories from Fat 342
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 38g58%
    Saturated Fat 15g94%
    Cholesterol 11mg4%
    Sodium 237mg10%
    Potassium 624mg18%
    Carbohydrates 83g28%
    Fiber 8g33%
    Sugar 42g47%
    Protein 17g34%
    Vitamin A 115IU2%
    Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
    Calcium 112mg11%
    Iron 3.3mg18%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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