Sweet and Salty Arizona Trail Mix is an abundant variety of nuts, seeds and fruit. Snack, road trip and trail ready it will keep you going for a long time.
Trail Mix wasn't invented until the late 60's. GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts) also showed up at that time. It was a free and happy time and healthier eating habits were coming into vogue.
There was no turning back and by the 70's you could find a mix here and there in speciality stores. It was expensive but you could find it.
Slowly, trail mixes popularity grew and made it to the main stream but it wasn't for over 20 years that people started making their own.
The internet helped with that with recipes popping up all over the place. Also, any nut and seed and dried fruit you can think of seems to be at our fingertips now.
Today I am sharing my tried and true mix that has been in our household repertoire for many years.
Pepitas are a new addition and they really add a lot to the texture and flavor. High in protein too. In fact, this whole mix is high protein.
Take a few minutes out of your day, a very few minutes, and you will have a healthy snack that you can easily take with you on any outing.
Arizona Trail Mix
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup pepitas
- 1 cup peanuts
- ¾ cup almonds
- ¾ cup cashews
- ¾ cup Spanish peanuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- These measurements do not have to be exact. If you would like more of one seed or nut than another then it will still work perfectly.
- You can use raw nuts or roasted or a mix of both.
- In a large bowl add all of the ingredients.
- Mix well and store in an airtight container.