Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

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!

Toddler-Friendly Road Trip Snacks - The Lemon Bowl

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.

Homemade Fruit and Nut Trail Mix - The Lemon Bowl

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.

Nature Walk - The Lemon Bowl

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.

Chocolate Berry Trail Mix - The Lemon Bowl

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

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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.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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Servings12

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

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

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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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37 responses to “Sweet and Salty Trail Mix”

  1. sue|theviewfromgreatisland Avatar
    sue|theviewfromgreatisland

    Great travel tips, Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks so much Sue!

  2. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter Avatar
    Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    Love having a lot of snacks on hand in the car. My kids live on them while we are on the road and I’m loving this sweet and salty mix. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Car snacks are KEY!

  3. Megan {Country Cleaver} Avatar
    Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Scrumpdiddlyumptious!! I need this for my first hike back out on the ankle!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      AWww I hope your ankle is getting better!

  4. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig Avatar
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

    We are going to be on a long road trip this summer with two teens…we will need this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Perfect for your road trip!!

  5. Brooks @ RecipeBoy Avatar
    Brooks @ RecipeBoy

    Wow this trail mix is a necessity for hikes and long car rides! I would use milk chocolate-covered almonds with apricots and dried apples.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oooo I love that combo Brooks!

  6. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks Avatar
    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks

    Definitely could have used this on my hiking trip this past weekend!

  7. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite Avatar
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    I think I would have to fight off Livi for this snack. I’m always searching for a great toddler road snack.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah Asher was totally hoarding it!!!

  8. susan @ the wimpy vegetarian Avatar
    susan @ the wimpy vegetarian

    I’m a big hiker, and this would be a perfect snack for me!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s the perfect hiking mix!!

  9. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    i could eat this snack mix for lunch :) my kids live for snacks in the car!! And so true about finding a spot to burn off energy. I usually try to make it a point to pack sandwiches and stop somewhere to eat them outside instead of in car, we all usually need the break!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We did that again recently in Asheville and it really was a game changer. Everyone is always happy outdoors you know??

  10. Shawnna Avatar
    Shawnna

    Yummy!! I love trail mix!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me too girl!

  11. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor Avatar
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I always pack my own snacks when traveling. I love finding new and easy recipes like this trail mix. The sweet and salty combination is perfect!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Packing my own snacks is such a life saver!!! I hope you try this mix!

  12. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    Healthy snacks are definitely a must for long road trips. This trail mix needs to come with us the next time we jump in the car! That being said, I’d eat it any other day of the week, too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We’ve been eating it after our morning trips to the gym. It’s seriously so tasty!

  13. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious Avatar
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    Snacks can make the difference between a good trip and a horrible trip. Your trail mix looks fab!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That is the darn truth!

  14. Lori @ RecipeGirlt Avatar
    Lori @ RecipeGirlt

    This is a terrific little snack for traveling, but it’s perfect for hikes too!

  15. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Great tips, Liz! And I adore a sweet/salty combo!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Well that works perfectly because I adore you!

  16. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust Avatar
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I love trail mix, especially when traveling. This looks like the perfect recipe!

  17. Catherine Avatar
    Catherine

    Dear Liz, what a fun snack for kids and adults. Love it! xo, Catherine

  18. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Avatar
    Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    A great road trippin’ snack!

  19. Deborah Avatar
    Deborah

    I love this! We are planning a long road trip this summer and this will be perfect!

  20. Marly Avatar
    Marly

    Bring on the summer road trips! And having some of this trail mix for the road is kind of great too. Also, I think you should take way more road trips this summer so we can all enjoy the fun videos and photos with your family. Love!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha You’re so sweet Marly!!!

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