Trail Mix for Grownups

Cape Cod National Seashore

Ah, trail mix.  As a girl (and girl scout) I loved grabbing handfuls of that peanut-y, M&M filled goodness after running around outside.  Then, sadly, I grew to realize that many “healthy” trail mixes are worse than candy.  Sure, we all know M&M’s aren’t good for us, but the oil-roasted peanuts and “yogurt” covered raisins are just as bad.  Luckily, this quick mix below is a much healthier and even more delicious version.  Omit the chocolate if you will be outside in the heat for too long.

Grownup Trail Mix

1/2 c. raw walnuts

1/2 c. raw pecan halves

1/2 c. raw almonds

1/4 c. dry roasted peanuts

1/3 c. dried cherries

1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate bits

Put in glasslock or other lidded container and shake to mix.  Add twisting and shaking dance moves for optimal mixing.  Portion out in 1/4 c. servings.

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