Peanut butter trail mix is all the peanut goodness you could want and more. If you know (or are) someone that loves peanut butter, you need to make this happen.
Why you’ll love it: Trail mix is a great snack: it’s portable and everyone loves it.
How long it takes: a couple of minute
Equipment you’ll need: mixing bowl
Servings: 9 cups, about 18 servings
Peanut, peanut butter. Jelly! Anyone else familiar with this little jingle? My kids sing this all the time.
This trail mix recipe doesn’t have jelly but it has LOTS of peanut butter. I’m talking lots of peanut butter! Peanut butter pretzels. Peanut butter M&Ms. Reese’s Pieces. Peanut butter chips. Roasted peanuts.
Oh, and some raisins. Just to break things up a little. Pretend it’s grape jelly.
Dig in — this trail mix has protein. It’s good for you. Yep.
Homemade peanut trail mix takes minutes (not even!) to make, and is perfect for travel or fun on-the-go.It’s super portable and will give you a quick hit of energy. Package the trail mix into snack-sized containers and it’s all ready to throw into a beach bag, backpack, or diaper bag on the way to the park/trails/beach/zoo/splash pad.
All you need is a huge bowl, a big spoon and a few seconds to stir it up. Oh, and did I mention it tastes amazing? All the peanut butter goodness you could ever want. I PACK IT IN. Peanuts (duh), peanut butter M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips, peanut butter filled pretzels, and some raisins to even it all out. What’s a good trail mix without raisins, anyways?
Looking for a lunch box treat? Pack this peanut butter trail mix in snack-sized zip-top bags so it is easy to grab on the go. That helps for good portion-control, too. Trust me, you’ll need it. Especially if you’re a peanut butter fan. This stuff is addicting in a huge way.
Ingredients used in this recipe
- Peanut butter baking chips: Like chocolate chips, only peanut butter.
- Reese’s Pieces: Like peanut butter cups, only in a coated candy form.
- Peanut butter M&M’s: One of the many M&M varieties you can choose from.
- Peanut butter filled pretzels: These are mini pretzel sandwiches, with a peanut butter filling. I buy Snyder’s.
- Golden raisins: You could substitute regular raisins or dried cranberries, if you like.
- Peanuts: I like dry roasted peanuts for trail mix. Honey roasted peanuts are good, too.
More Trail Mix Recipes
- 2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts
- 1 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms
- 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
- 2 cups golden raisins
- 2 cups mini peanut butter pretzel sandwiches (Snyder's)
- 1 cup peanut butter baking chips
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and store in an airtight container. Makes about 9 cups.
- Trail mix will keep for a week or two in the pantry. For longer storage, refrigerate. It will keep for a few months.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.