Make your own AWESOME Trail Mix Print Recipe Print Recipe


I’m picky about my trail mix.

Well, I’ve been picky about a lot of things lately, this being one of them. Now that I’ve already started packing our hospital bag – pinch me, SERIOUSLY – the one thing I knew I wanted was a dang good mix.

I thought about my favorite dried fruits, nuts [if unsalted, I add my own salt] and then simply combined them. Perfect combination of salty and sweet. Thank you Trader Joe’s for selling all my favorites, you make me so happy.

I filled a ziplock with this mix and already stashed in my hospital bag. Then made enough for the airtight container that sits on our counter for everyone to enjoy.

TIP: If you don’t like some [or any] of the ingredients I’ve listed, just replace with your favorites.


psst… If you’re interested in what’s in my hospital bag, I’ll be sharing that with you later this week on WS&G BABY.



Homemade AWESOME Trail Mix


  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup tropical mix – dried blueberries, mango & pineapple
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • Optional – chocolate covered raisins 


Mix all the ingredients are store in an airtight container.

Note: If you don’t like one of of the ingredients, swap out for your favorite(s). 


Jars supplied by Freund Container & Supply


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  • Jenn (Jenn Cuisine)

    This is a perfect idea. My husband lived off of lara bars while I was in the hospital as there was not much food for him to eat, and I’m sure he would have loved a mix like this. I’d probably eat all the dried strawberries first though, they are my favorite!

  • cookies and cups

    This is so great! My kids love trail mix and you know I’ll be adding the chocolate covered raisins!

  • Alison Lewis

    oh how i love this! My favorite kind of snack

  • Brian Samuels

    I’m picky too, unless I’m hungover after a weekend at BSP and I need something (anything) anything in my body

  • Sommer Collier

    Dried strawberries in trail mix sounds divine!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Freaking love this. Ugh!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    Trader Joe’s really has the best selection of dried fruits and nuts–I always end up spending a fortune there because I go overboard in that aisle. Such a great idea to combine them in a trail mix!

  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Yes!! I love this, making my own trail mix, especially for road trips is my favorite!

  • Katie Unger

    Makes me want to go on a road trip!

  • Maria

    The best travel snack ever!

  • Kasey

    Yum! Love trail mix. I’m sure it will come in handy at the hospital!

  • Loretta E

    I would have loved to have something like this when in labor! We were at a birth center, and were able to bring our own food, but I didn’t really feel like eating ‘food’, but a snack like this would have been great!

  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    Yes, love this! Homemade is so much better!

  • Tracey@cookingwithloveblog

    I love homemade trail mix! Sooo versatile! I have never tried dried strawberries though. Looks great! 🙂

  • Jeanette Chen

    I love bringing a bag of trail mix with me in the car to munch on – Trader Joe’s has the best nuts and dried fruit!

  • Carolyn

    Oooo, that is awesome indeed!

  • Liz W | EmmaEats

    This looks absolutely fantastic — love the dried strawberries and blueberries…and mango…and pineapple. My kids also love trail mix so a nut-free version of this homemade mix is right up our alley!

  • Libbynan

    It LOOKS wonderful, but for some reason I never really got into trail mix. It’s too intense or concentrated or something. Now I could eat my homemade granola out of the jar all day and MY granola is heavy on dried fruit and seeds and nuts. I don’t know what the difference is, but there you have it. Does anyone else out there have this hang up?

  • Kare @ Kitchen Treaty

    Love making my own trail mix! I had my hospital bag packed ridiculously early too. 🙂 Just made me feel better to be prepared!

  • carrian

    This looks fantastic! I love your photo with the ingreds break down. Great idea 🙂

  • Rachel Cooks

    Homemade trail mix is a staple in our house. Love this version!

  • rvank

    I love trail mix! And I love how easy it is to throw one together!

  • kcurnes

    Trail mix is my go-to snack. Great photo with the ingredients written over top!

  • Sheila

    This looks so good. i never make trail mix, but I make granola all the time…sort of weird I guess. Hope you are doing well, can’t wait till you have that babes ; D