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    Default Trail Mix Variations - Beyond GORP

    GORP (good ole raisins and peanuts) with M&Ms is an awesome trail mix, but sometimes I just crave a different flavor. So here's a list of items that can be mixed for on-the-go treats.
    Buying individual items on sale (with coupons too!) makes a larger, cheaper batch of trail mix that suits your own tastes.

    Nuts: Pistachios, pecans, peanuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews, walnuts. These can be plain, salted, honey-roasted, spicy, etc.

    Seeds: Pumpkin, sunflower

    Dried fruits: cherries, blueberries, raisins, cranberries, apricots, date pieces, pineapple, mango, apples, banana chips. Try freeze-dried for a crispier fruit.

    Mini chips: chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon

    Grains: oats or granola, Rice Krispies, Cheerios, Chex cereal, other cereal, pretzels, Goldfish crackers, sesame sticks

    Other: coconut flakes, mini marshmallows, candied ginger, bite-size cookies like mini oreos, broken cookies like graham cracker pieces


    These aren't necessarily energy-packed or the healthiest for a long hike. If you just want a snack while hanging out with friends around the campfire or tailgating, then indulge.
    Tropical mix: dried pineapple, papaya and/or apricot, macadamia nuts, cashews, and shredded coconut
    Chocolate Peanut Butter: mini chocolate chips, pretzel nuggets with peanut butter, peanut butter cereal like Envirokidz or Reese's
    Kid Friendly: Honey Nut Cheerios, M&Ms, pretzel sticks, banana chips, chopped pecans
    Apple Pie Mix: dried apple, cinnamon chips, granola or plain Cheerios, chopped walnut
    Kickin Mix: Beef jerky (bite size pieces), spicy peanuts, wasabi peas
    "Cook like your life depends on it, because it does."

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    Deal Goddess
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    Jan 1995
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    Default Re: Trail Mix Variations - Beyond GORP

    these are awesome ideas, I love getting packages of dried fruits at aldi's and then mixing up a big batch of different flavors. We usually divide them up into individual size bags and leave them in a container in the pantry, so the kids can grab a bag and head out the door to school. It's always nice to see some new ideas & flavor combinations, thanks for sharing!


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