Happy trails mix

Happy Trails Mix Recipe

Whether you're camping inside or outdoors, this tasty trail mix will fill the tummies of your troop. Featuring both salty and sweet flavors, this crunchy trail mix recipe offers a delectable assortment of nuts, seeds, coconut and dried fruit. Provide additional mix-in options like chocolate candies and mini pretzels for an even more kid-pleasing snack.

Yield: 20 1/2-cup servings

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3 cups oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw slivered almonds
1 cup raw whole almonds
1 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 cup raw cashews
¼ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup honey
pinch of kosher salt
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup coconut curls


  1. Mix together all ingredients, except dried cherries, raisins and coconut curls making sure ingredients are well coated with oil and honey. Bake at 325˚F for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even cooking. Allow it to cool before adding cherries, raisins and coconut.
  2. Store in well-sealed container. Trail mix can also be frozen ahead of time and thawed when needed.

Tip: If guests are serving themselves, have additional ingredients on hand that they can add to their mix, such as candy-coated chocolate pieces, yogurt-covered almonds, chocolate chips, gummy candies, dried fruits and mini pretzels.