When I coached lacrosse in New Jersey years ago while living in Hoboken, my girls would always come to games with the most amazing trail mixes, and almost all of them were homemade, or at least home ‘mixed’. There always seems to be one thing I don’t like in those pre-made mixes so the idea of making your own seems to make so much sense and I’ve been doing the same ever since.
Last week we went to an outdoor movie up in Marin with some friends. We each brought different items for a dinner picnic, including some homemade trail mix I made.
Keep reading to see my secret magic combination of ingredients for homemade trail mixes after the jump…
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley
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In the trail mix above I used Blue Diamond Almonds, cashews, pistachios, dried berry mix (my favorite is from Trader Joes), chocolate chips, and dark chocolate covered toffee (another favorite treat from Trader Joes). My secret combination for the perfect trail mix is nuts/dried fruit/chocolate ratio of 3:2:2. With one of the chocolates being a special treat like those dark chocolate covered toffee! Yummy!