Today, I want to share with you a simple travel snack we’ve dubbed, The Happy Trails Travel Mix.
I’ve come to realize over the course of various travels and trips there are two different kinds of travelers. There are those people that seek adventure and love a good road trip no matter the destination. And yet, there are others that love the convenience of just hopping on a plane. Which camp are you in?
Some of my favorite memories haven taken place on road trips but I must confess after about two or three hours I’m ready to either discover a roadside oddity, eat at a random (but clean) hole in the wall restaurant, shop a local market or get out of the car and pick some wildflowers with the operative words being “get out of the car.”
The only exception is on our way up to the cabin each year. I love that place so much the 9-hour trip doesn’t seem bad at all.
We pack lots of books, magazines, games, movies and other fun items for the long drive but there is one thing we always look forward to when we’re on a road trip – the travel snacks – which we try to balance with a little bit of sweet and a little bit of salty.
This recipe is so easy to make you really don’t even need directions. I know a lot of you will be traveling in the next few weeks so I thought I would share our favorite combination so far. Here’s a look at how you can make your own happy trail travel mix too…
*you’ll need ¼ cup – ½ cup of each of these items depending on how much trail mix you’re making
Dried tropical fruit mix
Rice cereal or Check Mix
Lightly salted mixed nuts
Lightly salted pretzels
Chocolate covered almonds
Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
On a side, this is a great time to add in a few more of your favorite snack (we almost always add an extra scoop of mixed nuts) because you can see how the trail mix will be portioned.
Stir to combine with a spoon.
Transfer trail mix to an airtight container or place in resealable bags. The pretzels and rice squares seem to soften the longer they mix with the sugary fruit so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of making this ahead of time.
I’ll let you guys decide which container is easiest to use for the way you travel.
I’ll be bringing these cute flannel bags to pass out on our holiday road trips this year. I’ve been hanging onto them since last December but I’m sure they have something similar at craft supply stores or maybe even in the dollar bins at places like Target or Michaels.
You could also make cute parchment envelopes, use gossamer bags, or mason jars to hold the happy trails travel mix too.
I love the drawstrings on this one because it makes for an easy grab and go. Bonus, it’s reusable!
I hope this makes packing for your next road trip a little easier. Let us know if you try this and add in any fun flavors so we can try it too!