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Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

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This Sweet and Salty Trail Mix is packed with satisfying nuts, dried fruit, crunchy pretzels and a little dark chocolate for good measure.

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix - The Lemon Bowl

If you’ve ever driven with little ones in tow, you know that road snacks are essential. And if your kids are anything like mine, they go through them quickly!

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To celebrate the kick-off of summer road trips, my friends at Discount Tire asked me to share a quick, easy and healthy snack for the busy travel season. This Sweet and Salty Trail Mix is not only fun to make but is a great excuse to get those little ones in the kitchen to help you make a batch.

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My boys love berries so we used dried blueberries and strawberries but feel free to use your favorite fruits. Raisins, figs, apricots or cherries would all be fantastic. Pistachios, peanuts and dark-chocolate covered almonds add heart-healthy fats and a boost of protein to give you energy and keep you satisfied between meals while on the road.

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Travel Tip: If your journey has you spending long hours in the car, make it a point to find a park or nature trail along your route. It’s a great way to let the kids burn off energy and the fresh air will give the adults a little energy boost to stay focused for the rest of the drive.

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Have fun with this trail mix recipe and make it your own! It will last up to three weeks when stored in an air-tight container, perfect for stashing in the car for when cravings strike.

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Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

5 stars average
This sweet and salty trail mix is packed with satisfying nuts, dried fruit, crunchy pretzels and a little dark chocolate for good measure.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 12


  • 2 cups dried fruit (I used blueberries and strawberries)
  • 2 cups nuts (I used raw pistachios and dry-roasted peanuts)
  • 1 cups pretzel twists
  • 1 cup dark chocolate covered almonds


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and divide into snack-sized resealable plastic bags for on-the-go snacking.


Mix and match with your favorite fruits, nuts, seeds and other mix-ins.
Can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 weeks.


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 30.1gProtein: 7.2gFat: 16.2gSaturated Fat: 3.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12.9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 97mgFiber: 5.8gSugar: 19.5g

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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