Trail mix is easy to make and lasts for weeks in airtight container on the kitchen counter. It is an excellent no- mess, on-the-go snack, but it's not just for the trail, it makes a terrific high-energy breakfast.
Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

Combine any or all of these ingredients in an airtight container and toss gently to mix. Store airtight. Lasts for weeks.

Dry snacks: Cereal (low in sugar - i.e. Cheerios, Kix, Corn Chex, etc), small pretzels, graham cracker or rice cake pieces, or animal crackers.

Dried fruits: Cherries, apricots, raisins, mangoes or coconut flakes (Tip: Big pieces of dried fruit can be cut up easily using kitchen shears).

Nuts and seeds: Sliced almonds, pecan pieces, cashew pieces, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or peanut pieces.

Age to introduce: Over 18 months. Trail mix can be a choking hazard for children, especially those who have difficulty with textures. If you have concerns, supervise your child while he/she is eating it.


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