Make ahead camping food

Homemade Trail Mix


  • 1 cup of mixed nuts (choose your favorite – almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup of dried fruit (for example, raisins, cranberries, or chopped dried apricots)
  • 1/4 cup of seeds (sunflower or pumpkin seeds are a great choice)
  • 1/2 cup of M&Ms or other chocolate pieces (optional, but adds a sweet touch!)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mixed nuts, dried fruit, seeds, and M&Ms or chocolate pieces, if using.
  2. Mix everything together until well combined.
  3. Divide the mix into two separate containers or reusable bags. The trail mix is now ready to be enjoyed as a snack during your camping adventures. It’s perfect for munching on during a hike, or as a quick energy boost anytime throughout the day.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container to keep it fresh.

Enjoy your homemade trail mix while exploring the great outdoors!