Are you spending a lot of time in the great outdoors this summer? We love hiking, biking and goofing off at the park, especially when it’s warm outside! We always make sure to bring a snack with us to keep our energy up while we’re out. Our favorite energizing treat is homemade snack mix, featuring some of our favorite nibbles.
Start by measuring two cups of your favorite nuts into a gallon-sized zip-top bag. You can use any variety of nuts for this recipe. We most enjoy mixed nuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews. Add two cups of pretzels to the mix. All of our fabulous varieties of pretzels are superb in this snack mix. Try using chocolate pretzels to add a bit of sweetness!
Add 1 cup of a delicious and nutritious dried fruit, such as goji. Add 1/2 cup of flavored chips, such as peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips. Throw in 1 cup of sunflower seeds or roasted pumpkin seeds.
Seal the bag and shake it until the snack mix is fully combined, and you’re ready to go! Measure out the mix in small baggies or containers for single servings, or take the whole batch on the road to feed a crowd. We do recommend that you keep this snack mix in a cooler packed with ice so that the chips don’t melt. To keep the mix from getting soggy, make sure to seal the bag completely and wrap it in a towel before putting it in the cooler.
What are some of your favorite snack mix ingredients?