The good thing about trail mix is that there are no rules. You can mix and match whatever you think sounds good. The following is a list of some key ingredients to build your own trail mix. Serving size for most trail mix is ¼ cup.
Almonds, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts
Bananas, Cranberries, Cherries, Blueberries
Sunflower, Pumpkin, Flax, Hemp
M&Ms, Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips
Pretzels, Cheerios, Popcorn, Granola
2 Cups Protein powder (vanilla or chocolate works best)
1 Cup of Dried Oats
1 ¾ Cups nut butter or your choice (peanut, almond, cashew)
1 1/3 Cups Natural Sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave)
Chia seed, nuts, dried fruit, rice cereal
Directions: Mike together the dry ingredients and set aside. Heat sticky ingredients in microwave for 10 seconds to make it easier to stir. Combine sticky ingredients until well mixed. If adding extras, place in sticky ingredients now. Once well mixed, combine the dry and sticky ingredients. You may need to add a tablespoon of water if the mixture is not mixing well. Conversely if the mixture is too wet then you may need to add a little more of the dry ingredients. Once mixed, place mixture in a square sized pan and chill overnight.
Makes about 20 square sized bars
Keep in mind this is not a low calorie snack so be mindful of portion size.