Trail mix can be so measly, with sad-looking peanuts and waxy chocolate, but it doesn’t have to be. Buy some good-quality ingredients, and you’ll be surprised how much this mundane snack can be transformed.

Game plan: Store in an airtight container at room temperature until it’s all eaten.

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  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings (about 5 1/2 cups)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins 
  • Active: Under 5 mins   

Ingredients (8)

  • 2 cups salted, roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup whole salted, roasted almonds
  • 1 cup whole salted, roasted cashews
  • 1 cup good-quality milk chocolate chips, such as Guittard
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut, such as Bob’s Red Mills


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix until everything is evenly distributed.