Satisfy your sweet tooth with a bowl of this Sweet and Salty Trail Mix. Pretzels, peanut butter cups, peanuts, and cookies make this homemade snack mix taste so good.
Most of our vacations for the summer are over already. Right after school finished we took our kiddos on a short 4 day cruise to Cuba and Great Stirrup Cay.
We sailed on the same boat last year when we enjoyed a Beach Day on Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The island is gorgeous, so we didn't mind stopping for another day of sunbathing and snorkeling.
Why is it when you are going TOO a vacation the hours driving in a car don't bother you as much? Our drive home from Miami sure seemed longer coming home.
I think it was: A. There was no cruise boat waiting for me in my driveway and B. I didn't have any Reese's snack mix left to munch on as we came home.
A few days before vacation, we were at Walmart picking out a few snacks for the drive. I had a small bag of M&M's Trail Mix in my cart, when I had a lightening bolt of inspiration.
Why not just buy all the ingredients and make a giant batch of homemade trail mix? Sure, I was spending a little bit more that way, but I had a much bigger bag of goodness for the drive.
What is in a Sweet and Salty Trail Mix:
- Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
- Salted Pretzels
- Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Reese's Pieces
- Mini Oreos
- Mini Chips Ahoy Cookies
- Mini Marshmallows
- Reese's Puffs Cereal
- Nutter Butter Bites
This is the perfect snack mix because you can totally customize it with whatever you have in your cupboards, or with whatever you are craving at the moment.
Try making your own version to snack on. M&M's, caramel corn, bugles, corn chips, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds are all great of adding to a homemade trail mix.
Tips for Making a Sweet and Salty Trail Mix:
- Pour each ingredient into a bowl.
- Mix everything together with your hands or a large spoon.
- Dig in!!!
- Store any leftovers (if you have any) in a tightly sealed bag.
Pro Tip: If you want the Reese's snack mix to be saltier, add more salted nuts and pretzels twists. If you would like your snack mix to be on the sweeter side, add some mini white chocolate peanut butter cups too.
Other ideas for this trail mix:
I love making homemade snack mixes to give as gifts at the holidays too. One of my favorites to gift is this Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow. In just minutes, you can have an easy treat that looks so pretty when packaged in mason jars.
Our family also enjoys making different snack mixes to munch on during our family nights. If we choose a movie night or a game night, I will usually make a batch of S'mores Popcorn or Banana Split Popcorn to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Looking for more easy snack mixes?
Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - white chocolate coated Chex cereal loaded with cookie crumbs, cookies chunks, and sprinkles
Peanut Butter Candy Bar Popcorn - peanut butter, candy bars, and sprinkles add a fun flavor and flair to this easy popcorn
Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie crumbs and mini chocolate chips tossed with white chocolate coated Chex cereal
Key Lime Pie Popcorn - lime flavoring, graham cracker chunks, and chocolate drizzles give this popcorn a blast of summer fun
Birthday Snack Mix - sprinkles, cereal, and birthday hat bugles make this sweet and salty treat so festive
Banana Crunch Popcorn - white chocolate covered popcorn tossed with banana pudding and Nestle crunch candy bars
could i recommend just to toss it in chocolate....it makes it sooo much more adorable and yummy
You could definitely toss it in some chocolate if you like. This was one we made to take traveling so I didn't want the extra sticky fingers in the car 🙂
Jenn "Rook No. 17"
Jocelyn, I wish I had a big bowl of your homemade trail mix here by my side as I type!
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This looks amazingly delicious! I love making homemade trail mixes. Can't wait to try this 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday this week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.
Oh, I could eat so much of this stuff - thanks for sharing!
Sounds like you had an amazing vacation...the Bahamas! Nice!
What's not to love about this snack mix!?! We are on the same wave length...I posted a sweet and salty mix yesterday too:)
Oh my gosh. This is all of my favorite things!!! Seriously. Reese's Puffs in a trail mix?? Genius! And my favorite part? NO RAISINS! Love it 🙂
Call me cookie
You have Reese Puffs in there!!! My family would go nuts over this mix! We are getting ready for along drive in the van ourselves, may have to borrow your recipe! Glad you had a great trip!
Every time I come here, I tell myself I cant' come here any more because it gives me too many ideas on the calories I want to consume. 🙂 This looks amazing!
Now that is my kind of trail mix!!! WOW! Everything in it rocks! Your vacation sounds wonderful. Lucky!
Glad you had a good trip. The car ride home from vacay always seems loooong! lol This trail mix looks delish! 🙂
YAY. So glad you are home safely! I think you need to whip up a batch of this today, as you tackle the unpacking, laundry, etc! Welcome back!
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
I hear you...coming home from vacation seems like it takes FOREVER. But I could totally get through it with some of this awesome trail mix--looks amazing!
I LOVE trail mix and one with marshmallows - yum!
Welcome home, glad you had a good time! You are totally right about the driving, always much longer on the way home but I think part of it is thinking of all the laundry you'll be doing over the next few days, running to the store to pick up milk, get back in the daily routine, at least it is for me, lol. Love taking snacks with us on long trips, will definitely add this one to our list for July!
Jocelyn, this trail mix looks like dessert! I could shovel back a few HUGE servings of this. Everything I love in one sweet/salty handful. Thanks for the recipe!
Sadly, I know too well for a fact that the new M&M trail mix is AWESOME but yours looks better since you bulked it up with even MORE yumminess! I wouldn't mind munching on this for 17 hours, even if my thighs protested 🙂 and welcome home, even though the Bahamas does sound totally rad.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Oh my gosh, everything about this sounds so good. And it's so pretty too. I love doing that; buying in bulk and making my own mix. Way better. Now if only we were driving to AZ...wait a minute. Scratch that. No amount of trail mix would make that bearable, ha. 🙂 But I bet I could bring it on the plane...