I never know whether making trail mix is a good thing or not. Meaning if it’s made up, I devour it. I love the combo of nuts and dried fruits, chocolate with a little salty & sweet.
Trail mix is very handy as a “snack on the go”. I have hunted around for raw, paleo clean trail mix and I always fall short. Trader Joe’s has a decent one but I really like to make my own. Check all the ingredients on the dried fruit to ensure it’s “just” the fruit. It amazes me how many have added sugar.
Doesn’t it look pretty all layered? This method is very rewarding for a number of reasons. Call me silly, but my OCD kicks in and I really get a kick out of seeing the layers and what exactly I’ve put in. BUT THEN… I just love getting my bingo wings exercised and shake it all about. Mixes those ingredients and flavors up = UBER YUMMY!
My little girl did a great job getting an action shot
Here’s what’s in it:
- Raw almonds
- Raw walnuts
- Raw pecans
- Macadamias (dry roasted and unsalted)
- Pistachios (roasted and salted)
- Organic raisins
- Dark sweet cherries (unsweetened and unsulfured)
- All Fruit Bar Ends and Pieces (unsweetened dried fruit bars with no added sugar)
- 60% cacao chocolate chips
You can obviously add whatever you like and in whichever fashion. Have FUN making it and DON’T eat it all in one sitting!
I plan on taking some of mine to work tomorrow to share in the staffroom.