Trail Mix Recipe | Happy Trails to You

LAST UPDATED: Apr 25, 2019 | PUBLISHED: May 16, 2012 | By:
I wanted to send Adalyn’s friends a little something for the end of the school year.  Fortunately, her “school” allows homemade treats!  I decided to make one of my favorite snack mixes, substituting butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips in case of any allergies.  I also eliminated my favorite sesame sticks, as I’m not too sure a lot of 2 year olds will enjoy them as much as I do.
Start out with a few of your favorite things.  Try to include an equal mix of sweet and salty. I included:
1 bag banana chips
1 bag pretzel sticks
1/2 box Chex cereal
1 bag M&M’s
1bag butterscotch chips
Trail mix
Using your hands {rather than pouring packages in}, add ingredients to large mixing bowl.  This will eliminate lots of crumbs and loose salt that just doesn’t look as pretty in clear cellophane!  Toss.
Trail mix
Grab a handful…see if you like the mixture and ratio.  Hey, taste testing is important!
Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal.
Using clear treat bags, add mix, lay flat, remove excess air and fold the top several times.  
Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal in a plastic bag.
Add your label!
Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal in a plastic bag.

Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal in a plastic bag.
Click here for the free printable label.  I used sticker paper by HP that can be found at an office supply store.  Remember when you purchased a printer and it came with a random pack of paper?  You just might have some on hand!  I did!

Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal in a plastic bag.
Print, cut, add your child’s name and label!

Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal in a plastic bag.
Happy Trails to You!  {unless you want more classmate gift ideas, then click here.}
Trail mix with pretzels, M&Ms, various nuts, and Chex cereal in a plastic bag.
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mini loaves of bread gift wrapped