4 Nut Trail Mix Inspired by #TheNutJob Movie

The beauty of a trail mix is that it is completely customizable. Any combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit will work. Basically just dump into a bowl whatever you have on hand that will provide a nice flavor and texture. While I do on occasion add some chocolate chips to my trail mix, I usually try to keep it pretty healthy.

4 Nut Trail Mix Inspired by #TheNutJob Movie

With my family having such a hectic schedule, it’s good to have something like this on hand to grab and go. This scrumptious blend provides instant energy for my granddaughters before cheer practice or myself during a long afternoon of work. Both of us working from home, my daughter and I find ourselves grabbing handfuls or bowls of trail mix when we need sustenance throughout the day.

4 Nut Trail Mix Inspired by The Nut Job Movie #'TheNutJob

This 4 Nut Trail Mix was created based on the ingredients I had on hand. I typically have several containers of nuts or nut blends in the pantry. On this particular day I had Pistachios, Salted Peanuts, Pecans and Cashews (my personal favorite). I didn’t rob a nut shop like they did in The Nut Job move, but I had stocked up on a variety of nuts for my holiday baking, and as usual had purchased way too much.

A nutty trail mix is also perfect for family movie night. For that occasion, I usually add a bit of popcorn to the mix. Below is my 4 Nut Trail Mix recipe inspired by the upcoming “The Nut Job” movie.

4 Nut Trail Mix

ingredients:

1 cup cashews
1 cup pecans
1 cup peanuts (salted or unsalted)
½ cup pistachios
½ cup raisins
½ cup golden raisins
1 cup Blueberry Craisins
1 cup Goldfish crackers
1 cup pretzel sticks

instructions:

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Seal in an airtight container.

The Nut Job Movie

More Nutty Fun
If you are looking for a film the whole family can enjoy #TheNutJob is it! The Nut Job is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.

Check out this adorably hysterical The Nut Job movie trailer!

The Nut Job has an all-star voice cast which includes: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser with Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl. I am so excited about this move! Are you?

The Nut Job comes to theaters on January 17th, and I’m really looking forward to it!

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  1. tammy shelton says

    Because my whole family is a little nuts we really want to see it! Our favorite movie snack is Hot buttered popcorn.

  2. Julie Wood says

    I want to see the Nut Job because I want to see the animals try to get into Maury’s Nut House! I like seeing them oogle over all the nuts, and try different ways to get into the shop! Also the characters are so funny! My favorite movie time snack is homemade buttered popcorn! So good!

  3. June S. says

    We want to see it because it looks and sounds like it is going to be a very cute and funny movie to so and see. My favorite snack for movie time is the all American favorite Popcorn.

  4. Meagan BS says

    i love many of the actors doing the voices of the characters in the movie, plus my 6 year old will likely love it.

  5. says

    I’d love to see this movie because it looks really cute! I love seeing very upbeat and positive movies; they make me happy :)

    As for my favorite movie snack, as healthy as I like to be I have to say JuJuBees!

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

  6. AmySD says

    My daughter and I recently saw the preview for “The Nut Job” and we both thought that it looked hilarious. Can’t wait to see it.

  7. Kathy DiDomizio says

    I would like to see this with our five kids because it looks like a fun family film we’d all enjoy!

  8. Briana L. says

    Hi! Happy New Year! I would love to win the AMC giftcard- such a great prize! To answer your question, I would love to see The Nut Job because Will Arnett is hilarious!!! My favorite movie snack is gummi bears or sour patch kids. Thank you!

  9. Tammy S says

    This movie looks so funny. both my kids can’t wait to go see it. My favorite movie snack is Red Vines licorice.

  10. Cheryl B says

    Holy macadamia! I love a movie that all of us “kids”, ages 3 through 78, can enjoy together! The 3-year-old is going to love all the talking animals and grandma will love the humor!

  11. Nicole Newby says

    Honestly, my son is 16 months old, my husband and I want to go see this movie! It looks adorable and hilarious! Our favorite movie snack is Snowcaps!

  12. Margaret Smith says

    I want to see this because I think this will be a great family movie that my kids, husband & I would enjoy. My favorite movie treat is popcorn.
    Thanks so much.

  13. Jessie C. says

    I want to see “The Nut Job” because I like animation movies and it looks like an interesting one to enjoy with kids. My favorite movie time snack is popcorn.

  14. Michelle says

    The trailer in itself is hilarious and makes me want to see this movie LOL Junior Mints its my go to movie snack!

  15. Teresa says

    I think it would be a funny movie with the squirrels trying to rob a nut shop. My daughter and I would love to see it together. We both love to get a big popcorn tub and share it together!

  16. robyn paris says

    I want to see this movie because i heard it was going to be good. My favorite movie snack is chocolate,

  17. Nicole Vosburgh says

    This looks like the perfect family to take my son too and we love eating buttered popcorn while watching it.

  18. Sarah Hall says

    My grandson and I saw the previews at the theater and it looks like a really cute movie so hopefully we will get to see it. I like to eat Junior Mints while I watch a movie.

  19. Ellie W says

    I want to see this because my grandsons are excited about it from the commercials. My favorite movie snack, besides popcorn, is Goobers.

  20. kim says

    I would love to see The Nut Job because I would want to take my grandson to see it. My favorite movie snack is buttered popcorn

  21. Michelle Weaver says

    We love these kinds of movies. We like to have peanut butter m&ms with our movie and theatre popcorn.

  22. says

    I am looking forward to all the great voices in the movie! My fav movie snack is popcorn with the fake cheddar stuff you can sprinkle on top!

  23. Jessica Lee says

    It looks like such a cute movie! I joked with my daughter saying they named a movie after her since I always call her a nut job ;) Our favorite movie snack is Ice cream

  24. Katie Roch says

    I want to see The Nut Job because I’ve been really stressed lately and I need a good laugh. My favorite movie theater snack is snocaps.

  25. Tabathia B says

    Favorite snack are M&M’s and I want to see it because I love it when a “good” plan by animals go wrong

  26. Terra Heck says

    The Nut Job looks like a fun family movie that I can enjoy watching along with my kids. The previews look good. My fave movie time snack is buttered popcorn. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  27. Kelly D says

    I think this movie would be funny because of the animals trying to work together to try to break into the nut store. I always enjoy popcorn and M&Ms during movies.

  28. Jeannie Pederson says

    This looks like an awesome movie, and I know my grandkids would sure enjoy it very much. My favorite movie time snack is popcorn, of course! :)

  29. Amber says

    This looks like a fun movie for family movie night and my favorite movie snack is kettle corn and pistachios!

  30. Rachel H. says

    My whole family wants to see The Nut Job cause it looks so funny and cute! Looks like a great family flick.

  31. Amanda S. says

    Popcorn is my favorite movie snack, with lots and lots of butter. I’d love to see this movie because I enjoy all of the actors providing voices. Yay Katherine Heigl!

  32. Caroline b says

    I want to see this movie because it sounds just adorable and my favorite snack at the movies are Peanut M&Ms!

  33. Kendra S says

    I am so excited to see this. I love Katherine Heigl and Jeff Dunham is one of the voices too, this should be a great movie. I love Raisinets and Junior Mints

  34. Julie says

    My favorite snack at the movies is a hot dog, pop corn and kit kats. I would like to see this movie because it looks super funny, love the big named actors doing the voices and I think my son would really enjoy watching it. Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

  35. Beth W says

    I’d love to see it because it looks funny and like a great family movie. Our favorite movie snack is caramel corn.

  36. Marianna says

    I want to see it because it looks like a fun comedy to see with the kids. We love popcorn and reeses pieces at the movies!

  37. Anastasia says

    I’d love to see this because I think it would be a fun movie to take the kids to :) And I LOVE popcorn with m&m’s mixed in as a movie snack :)

  38. Wild Orchid says

    I would love to see it because I think my little boy and I would get a lot of laughs out of it! My favorite snack is buttered popcorn during a movie.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  39. Kathleen says

    I want to see this because my daughter does and it looks funny. My favorite movie time snack is popcorn.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  40. Terri Moore says

    I want to see it because it looks like it would make me laugh, favorite snack is popcorn (extra butter please) and something sour like jolly ranchers.

  41. Elizabeth Owens says

    I want to see The nut Job because the animals look so cute, the movie looks funny, and Will Arnett is part of it! I also love buttered popcorn so much it is my favorite snack!

  42. Amy Diaz says

    My children have seen the previews for the movie and laugh hystericallyevery time, especially at the part when they ask each other what they eat for breakfast :-). We haven’t been to the movies in so long…with 4 children it can be get very expensive :/

  43. Rebekka S says

    We have a cute little squirrel outside that always comes around to see if my hubby and daughter will give him a treat. We love watching him and his friends play, so funny. My hubby named him Fred. So when we saw that the Nut Job is coming out, we were like wow it’s Fred and his family. LOL. Our fave snacks are popcorn and also fresh fruits.

  44. Laura J says

    OH I cant wait to see this with my grandson! It looks so cute and funny at the same time and I love that Katherine Heigl has a voice in it!

  45. Laurie Nykaza says

    The popcorn is my favorite when were at the show. I would love to see it with my kids it looks so funny with the Squirrel!

  46. Rosanne says

    I’d like to take my 3 year old grandson because he gets so excited. We always have popcorn and sometime Pepsi or Coke

  47. Rachael Roberts says

    I want to see the movie because it looks like a great movie for the whole family & we love animated movies. Plus my daughter has been begging to go see it with her cousins because she loves animal movies & it looks funny & really cute!! Our favorite snacks are buttered popcorn,sour patch kids,raisinettes,red licorice,some kind of chocolate like M&M’s & a soda, with 4 kids in the family everybody wants something different LOL. Thank you for the contest & the chance to win! We have not been to the movies lately because with 4 kids in the family it gets expensive fast! Good luck everybody!!

  48. sarahmarie jerome says

    my grandkids love movies like this… they been asking to see it… we usually have cheese crackers or grapes or something healthy

  49. Laurie Layton says

    I want to see the movie the Nut Job because the little pug reminds my of my Puggle Hayden. My favorite movie snack is popcorn of course.

  50. Tara O. says

    I want to see this movie because when my daughter and I saw the preview she was very excited about it! Our favorite movie time snack is cheese its or chips and salsa!

  51. Katie K says

    we like ketttle corn as our movie snack

    my kids want to see this movie desperately and i’d love to go with them to hear thier little laughs :)

  52. Amelia Drew says

    We want to see the nut job because it looks cute for my daughter to see. We usually eat popcorn with our movies

  53. Katie J says

    It looks like a really cute movie, also I love the cast (voices) of the movie. My favorite movie snack is Red Vines.

  54. Jen M. says

    This movie looks adorable!! I think kids and adults would like it!! Of course, can’t watch a movie without popcorn!! ;)

  55. Kim says

    My favorite movie snack is popcorn. I want to see it because it looks like an entertaining, family friendly film. We saw the previews for it during the movie frozen and it looks pretty funny.

  56. JoeyfromSC says

    Because it looks like a cute movie..I love animated movies & I think you can be a big kid at heart & enjoy them lol:)

    Thanks for the chance to win! OH, my fave movie snack is fresh, buttered popcorn! yum!

    Joey J.

  57. Alison Miller says

    I am a huge fan of animated movies, and this one looks absolutely adorable. What a great cast to do the voiceover work, too! You know that if Liam Neeson is involved that it probably isn’t going to be too bad. My favorite movie snack is the old standard- popcorn. Of course, that is my all-time favorite snack anyway!

  58. K.Pugh says

    I’m excited to see The Nut Job because my younger kids keep asking to see it.
    My favorite movie snack is Mike and Ike’s.
    Thanks for the chance.

  59. Lauren E. says

    I want to see it because I think my daughter would enjoy it. We need a girls only night out together. Our fave snack is raisenets

  60. Georgia Beckman says

    We want to see this movie because we love taking our grandchildren to the theater & they love to go. Our favorite movie time snack (at home) is homemade Chex mix! At the theater, popcorn!

  61. heather r says

    now that my daughter is grown, I don’t go to the movies to see cartoons/kid’s movies so much. but I still love them as much as I did when they served double duty to entertain my kid!

  62. Cynthia R says

    I want to see the nut job because it looks like a funny movie the whole family can enjoy. My favorite movie time snack is raisinets.

  63. amybelle2001 says

    I want to see the Nut Job b/c Will Arnett is hilarious! My favorite movie time snack is kettle corn popcorn.

  64. shantelle stately says

    First of all, that trail mix looks amazing. We love going to the movies and my oldest is now old enough to go to the movie theater. We love the movie theatre popcorn! This movie looks like a great one for our whole family.

  65. Maria H says

    I want to see The Nut Job, because it seems like it’s going to be funny plus, my niece would really enjoy it. Favorite movie time snack is peanuts m&ms.

  66. Della Barker says

    My Grands really want to see The Nut Job, and I’d love to take them! Our favorite movie snack is popcorn!

  67. Amy Honious says

    I love movies like this (even though all of my kids are grown now!). My favorite movie snack is most definitely hot buttered (and salted) popcorn! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  68. kristin sims says

    my family loves this type of movie, and we have raised many, many orphaned squirrels, and we love to eat popcorn and m and m’s during the movies, thanks!

  69. Judy Bradley says

    I watched the preview with my 7yr old grandson, and his laughter was enough to inspire anyone to see this movie! I am a popcornholic! Love hot buttered popcorn with my movies!

  70. Jessica Lodge says

    I can’t wait to see it because it is a nice family outing and it’s a movie that all of my children will enjoy seeing. I personally love the pretzel bites with nacho cheese!! Fattening and delicious!

    • Carl L Smith Jr says

      I forgot to say my fave snack is movie popcorn. but only after i havent had it for awhile. for some reason, if its been a while since ive had it, it is soooo good, but if i have it often, its not so great

  71. debbie says

    It looks like a great movie without all the Junk they put in some movies to attract an audience. I love the good old popcorn at a movie.

  72. Sarah says

    My favorite movie snack is some sour patch kids. I really want to take my boys to see Nut Job…I think they’ll find it hilarious!

  73. Rebecca L says

    I want to watch it because it looks like a funny movie my family can enjoy. I love smart pop or kettle corn while watching movie.

  74. Crystal Brummett says

    It reminds us of the Over the hedge movie and the kids loved it, so I’m sure they will love this one too.. Can’t wait to see it.. Thanks for the chance to win dear :)

  75. Tim A says

    My kids want to really see the movie and they love getting popcorn because it’s there favorite snack at the movies.

  76. Anna says

    I think this is a movie that my whole family would enjoy watching! My favorite movie snack would definitely have to be popcorn.

  77. Stephanie Gossett says

    I would love to take my two little girls to see this movie because they laugh so much just from the trailers! The movie looks very cute and funny. We love to get Bunch of Crunch and mix it in with our popcorn. Thank you so much for this chance. I love to take them to the movies, and very seldom get the chance. Good luck to everyone!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

  78. kelly Nicholson says

    Tell us why you want to see “The Nut Job” and what your favorite movie time snack is

    ehh?..it looks like a fun movie,and ill go with the buttered popcorn

  79. Bellina Jacobs says

    I really enjoy taking my 11 yo son to the movies. It is great to laugh together as we watch an entertaining film. Unfortunately, there is a limited number of kid-friendly movies This one seems to be a good reason to grab some popcorn and pop, so I do hope to win!!

  80. Diane W says

    My family loves to go to the movies together. Action and comedies are our favorites. My favorite snack is popcorn.

  81. Virginia Rowell says

    I want to take my grandson to see it. He would love it. My favorite movie snack is chocolate covered raisins!

  82. jules m. says

    would love to see this with my kid, it looks funny! our favorite movie snack is popcorn and chocolate covered almonds

  83. christina givens says

    I want to take my grand daughters because I think they will love it. We always have chocolate covered raisins and popcorn at the movies.

  84. Sara M says

    I like Liam Neeson’s voice & think it would be fun to have him as an animated character. My favorite movie snack is hot buttered popcorn.

  85. nuronerd says

    I want to see the movie because it looks hilarious. My favorite movie snack is theater popcorn and Junior Mints.

  86. laura harris says

    i love animated movies..the writers put jokes in that only adults would get!.. anything crunchy is a good movie snack!

  87. Janette Polivka says

    I think that my boys would love it and I love to spend time with them checking out new movies, eating our favorite movie snack, popcorn with chocolate.

  88. Heather B says

    I think this looks like a real cute movie that the whole family would enjoy! My favorite movie snack is buttered popcorn, lots of butter!!

  89. Stephanie Larison says

    My daughter wants to see it, so I think it would make a great mother-daughter day out. I like to snack on popcorn while movie watching.

  90. April V. says

    I want to see it because I love funny, family-friendly movies, especially animated ones with animals as the stars.

    My favorite movie treat is definitely popcorn with butter and salt.

  91. susan smoaks says

    I can’t wait to see the nut job because it looks really funny. my favorite movie time snack is popcorn. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  92. Amanda M. says

    Tell us why you want to see “The Nut Job” and what your favorite movie time snack is! I love taking my toddler to movies so this one looks perfect. I love anything salty and crunchy!

  93. maleficent m says

    i want to see the movie because will arnett is in it and he’s one of my favorite actors.popcon!! you can’t go see a movie w/o it.

  94. Samantha says

    I think it would be cool getting inside the mind of a squirrel! It looks like a cute movie! My favorite movie snack is popcorn!

  95. Annerose says

    Reminds me of the movie where Steve carrell played the voice of a squirrel – hilarious! I’d go see this too! Definitely snacking on popcorn for a movie…

  96. Ashley Miller says

    I want to see the Nut Job because he previews look hilarious and my girls are going crazy to see it! Our favorite movie snake is buttery popcorn!!

  97. Deb C says

    I want to see The Nut Job because it looks both cute and funny. My favorite movie snack is popcorn but I also love nuts.

  98. Sheryl says

    I want to see it because my son thinks it is going to be funny. My favorite movie snack is Twizzler’s Strawberry Licorice.

  99. Jill Myrick says

    The Nutjob looks like a fun movie for us to see as a family.
    Our favorite movie snacks are popcorn and raisinettes.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  100. Vanessa Richard says

    i want to watch because this month is all about me and my son getting closer while his brother is gone for a month and seems like a funny movie

  101. Kevin says

    I’d like to see “The Nut Job” with the kids, because I think they will get a kick out of it.

    As for my favorite movie time snack, that would have to be (extra) buttered popcorn.

  102. mary gardner says

    I want to see it because I think it is something my daughter and I can enjoy together. We love popcorn and junior mints at the movies!

  103. says

    This movie looks cute. I like movies like this because my kids aren’t the only ones who can’t be quiet throughout a whole movie so I don’t feel bad bringing them. I love popcorn at the movies but would love it even more if they offered caramel corn :)

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  104. Claire McKeon says

    I would love to see this movie because it looks cute. My favorite movie theater treat is popcorn, butter in the middle and on top!

  105. Jessica Fortner says

    I want to see this because the trailer for it is really cute. My sons would love it. My favorite movie snack is nachos.

  106. Sacha Schroeder says

    I want to see The Nut Job because I think it will be fun for my entire family. My youngest and oldest! I am so excited.

  107. Michelle Tucker says

    It looks like a cute movie with lots of laughs. My favorite snack are the nachos. I always get them when at the movies.

  108. Lesa says

    I want to see it because I enjoy the family fun type of movie over the drama and violence of more adult movies. My daughters and I love going to these animated fun movies together.

  109. Mia J says

    The Nut Job looks like it would be a really funny family movie My favorite movie snacks are skittles and red vines.

  110. Rick says

    We want to see ‘The Nut Job’ because it looks really funny. Our favorite snack for movietime is soft pretzels.

  111. Jenny says

    I would love to see this with my son and daughter and I love getting nachos and cheese with a soda at the movie theater.

  112. Diane Cooper says

    I really want to take my 6 year old grandson to see this because it is all he has been talking about. Our favorite movie snack is popcorn – lots of popcorn!

  113. Rick McClenthen says

    I want to see Nut Job because todays animated movies are just as fun for adults as they are for kids… Twizzlers are my favorite movie snacks

  114. Camie S says

    I love silly movies..they always make me laugh and smile…fave snack, buttered popcorn with jalapenos and raisinets on the side.

  115. Betty says

    I love popcorn with movies, and it’s one of the snacks that the whole family enjoys while nutrionally it actually is pretty good for us.
    The movie is also something that the family will enjoy

  116. jodi frasier/lasher says

    I would really like to see this movie because it looks so darn cute and i would have to have my movie theatre popcorn and some sharp cheese to eat while watching it. Thanks

  117. Buddy Garrett says

    It sounds like a great movie for the family. I would love to take our granddaughter to see it. Popcorn is my favorite movie snack.

  118. Lucy Lopez says

    I would love to see this movie because it’s looks like a great family movie and my favorite movie snack is popcorn.

  119. heather says

    I can not wait to see this movie. I love these kinds of family friendly movies. We will take the whole family to see it and my favorite movie snack is buttered popcorn.

  120. Mary Withrow says

    We love to go to the movies, its time we can spend as a family together. This looks adorable, we would enjoy going out to watch it.

  121. Charlene says

    I go to the movies every weekend and have seen coming attractions for Nut Job. It looks really cute and looks like there will be a lot to laugh at. My favorite snack is Rasinettes.

  122. lauren engbrock says

    this movies looks so cute & looks funny which we could all use more of. I must have popcorn when I go to see any movie thanks

  123. bianca roman says

    it just looks like such a cute movie that will have me and my son laughing throughout the whole time. and my favorite snack will forever and always be milk duds!

  124. Mia Dentice Carey says

    I would LOVE to see this movie with my son…it’s nice to be able to enjoy movies with him & this looks like one that we would both like. We like to snack on popcorn and chocolate covered nuts & raisins

  125. says

    I watched the Movie Trailer and I’m “Nuts” about it. This is going to be such a good movie. They just keep making animation movies better and better. I love to watch movies that are for the whole family. My favorite snacks are popcorn and peanuts.

  126. sharon says

    I would love to take a couple of little boys that I used to babysit. We love to spend time with them. We love icees and popcorn.

  127. carri arrieta says

    This is a movie that I would enjoy watching with my daughter…with 4 older brothers she doesn’t get much chance to watch something this cute

  128. Dorothy Boucher says

    the movie definitely looks like its going to be a winner , and i can tell by all the goodies you added with to the nuts , it looks yummy to me ;) thanks forshare

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