Take-along Trail Mix

Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Serves: 16


  • 2 cups unsweetened cereal (e.g., Cheerios®, Wheat Chex®, Fiber One®,,Cracklin’ Oat Bran®, or All Bran®)
  • 2 cups sweetened cereal (e.g., Honey Nut Cheerios®, Frosted Mini-Wheats®, or Life®)
  • 2 cups small pretzel twists
  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots, or dried pineapple) (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 cup peanuts


  1. Wash hands.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Store in an airtight container in cupboard for about 1 week or in freezer for several weeks.


  • Dried fruits and nuts are a choking hazard for young children. Make trail mix without dried fruit or nuts for children under the age of three to reduce the risk of choking.
  • Measure 1/2-cup amounts into snack-size plastic bags so they are ready to grab and go.

Nutrition information per serving:
200 calories, 5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 34g total carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 9g total sugar, 4g added sugar, 5g protein.

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website. For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu