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The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix

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This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. #FlavorYourAdventure

The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix is what you need to keep you going on the trails! |

Happy middle of the week, friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! Zach and I are settling into our new town. It’s been fun, stressful, amazing, annoying…you know the deal. I feel like these emotions pretty much sum up any moving experience. It’s been more fun than anything else though.

When we lived in Colorado, we had access to endless hiking trails. I’m serious…the trails in Colorado are endless. The problem with where we lived though was that it was at least an hour’s drive to get to those trails. We lived just on the verge of the plains of Colorado, where the front range is in full view from all angles.

Here in Wyoming, we have access to trails just steps from our front door. It’s amazing, and we plan on taking full advantage of it for the rest of the summer. This is where the necessary nourishments come in to play. Zach and I have always been huge hikers. We’ve done many a backpacking trips and have learned what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to keeping our bellies full on the trail.

The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix is what you need to keep you going on the trails! |

Although it is totally cliché, trail mix is still one of our favorite things to munch on during a long hike. Sure we’ve tried the occasional Clif bar, but it’s never as good as whipping up your own batch of trail mix. What’s so great about trail mix is that you can put just about anything you want into it. I have to have something sweet with my salty, so there is always some kind of chocolate involved. Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds are usually my go-to as it takes a long time for them to get melty, and they provide just enough sweetness where it’s not overwhelming. My go-to nut of choice? Why, almonds of course! Almonds pack so much flavor and nutritious quality. They are a must-have on the trail!

My go-to recipe for the ultimate hiking trail mix is below. Feel free to alter the recipe in any way you see fit. The sky is the limit when it comes to trail mix! Have a wonderful day friends! I’ll talk to you all tomorrow! xo

The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix is what you need to keep you going on the trails! |

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The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix is what you need to keep you going on the trails! |

The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix



Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds
  • 1 cup granola flavor is up to you
  • 1 cup sesame sticks flavor is up to you
  • 1 cup dried fruit I used dried papaya
  • 3/4 cup chocolate-covered sunflower seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Toss gently.
  • Portion the trail mix out to meet your desired needs.
  • Trail mix will store for about a month in a cool dark place. For best results, enjoy immediately!

The Ultimate Hiking Trail Mix is what you need to keep you going on the trails! |

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. #FlavorYourAdventure


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20 Responses

  1. Totally loving the flavors in this Justine, almonds are my go to too… well those and cashews! hehe.. Cant wait to make this, my little guy will love it!

  2. We rarely hike because its so hot, but if we did I would love this trail mix. I love making my own because then you can customize it yourself. This looks great! Wish we lived closer so I could have some right now! :)

  3. Umm. . .all I need is a bag of this trail mix and a beer and I’m ready to start the weekend! My husband would love this, too!

  4. Looks pretty perfect to me! My older girls are bringing lunch to their preschool camp next week and this looks like the perfect snack for their lunch box

  5. I love that you guys go hiking. We love hiking but the weather has been so hot that we haven’t gotten around to it this summer! But I want to make this trail mix anyway! It looks delish! Who am I kidding, I want to make everything you post!

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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