Monster Trail Mix

This Monster Trail Mix Recipe is so addictive you’ll be taking it everywhere!  It’s a great mixture of sweet, salty, and savory making it the best trail mix recipe I’ve ever made!
 Monster Trail Mix Recipe

Monster Trail Mix Recipe

My husband and I love Archer Farm’s (aka Target) Monster Trail Mix.  Lately I’ve noticed that you get alot less for alot more…which is NO fun, especially in this economy!
Have you noticed how manufacturers are making the packaging smaller but charging the same or more?
Well once someone pointed it out to me I really began to notice.
So I decided why not make my own… and let me tell you… we wound up with a TON more for about the same price… it almost filled up a gallon jar!
Anyway, this Monster Trail Mix Recipe is an absolute MUST HAVE when we are trying to Survive a Roadtrip with our toddler….it’s the perfect little treat for him to snack on in the backseat.  I get these fun little monster snack containers— which Little Man just LOVES!
The Ingredients
16oz Salted Peanuts
1 Cup Raisins
1 Cup M&M’s Candy
1 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Pretzels (I added because I wanted more salty- there seemed to be enough sugar)
*really you can add whatever you like to the mix… I was thinking of adding Chex cereal, cashews, walnuts, etc.
Pour everything into a container and shake! That’s it!
 What’s your favorite snack mix for on the go? Share in the comments below!
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  1. says

    I love homemade trail mix! Putting in the ingredients we love makes them unique and special. This looks like a dandy recipe!
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  2. Teri@thefreshmancook says

    I love homemade Trail Mix. I almost always make my own because I can control the salt content, and the ingredients! I love that you used M and M’s and peanuts. They are 2 of my favorites. Thanks for posting on my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!

  3. Victoria says

    How have I not thought of this?? I love this trail mix, but hate the cost. And I’m not very fond of the peanut butter chips, so I love the ability to leave them out. I’m totally getting the stuff for this tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!

  4. says

    I have totally noticed packages getting smaller and the price either staying the same or getting higher. Love this fun way of making your own trail mix! I love to empty out my cupboards and throw in whatever we can find!!!

  5. says

    Hi Melissa, That looks reallllly good!! Thanks for visiting my blog and for inviting me to your linky party! Following you back!

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