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.
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.
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.
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
Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Seal in an airtight container.
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 comes to theaters on January 17th, and I’m really looking forward to it!
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4 Nut Trail Mix
- Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Seal in an airtight container.