Make Your Own Trail Mix

trail mix ingredients

Use Ingredients from Your Snack Box!

Trail mix is one of the most perfect foods on the face of the planet. Hear us out.

You can customize it to your taste. Trail mix can be savory, sweet, salty, or a combination of all three. It’s really up to you.

It can be nutritious! Choose the right ingredients for your trail mix, and you’ve got yourself a healthy snack option. Your carrot sticks will be jealous.

And finally, trail mix is super portable and packable. Use your favorite reusable container or snack baggie and take it with you to school, work, on a road trip, to the gym — wherever it is you need to go, your trail mix can tag along. So, in the spirit of National Trail Mix Day later this month on August 31, we activated our noggins to come up with some inspired and, dare we say, unique trail mix ideas for snack connoisseurs like yourself. Try out our recipes, and then be sure to photograph your creation and tag us @thecarecrateco on Instagram!  

Skinny Pop popcorn

Super Savory Snack Mix

From our Healthy Care Package, mix together Skinny Pop Popcorn, Corn Nuts, Bada Bean Bada Boom, peanuts, and pieces of Veggie Straws. You’ll want to break up the longer Veggie Straws so all your snack mix components are roughly the same size — all the better for grabbing handfuls of deliciousness all at once!

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

When you need premium snacks for your special diet, but you still want a delicious trail mix, turn to your Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Care Package to assemble this one. Mix Ka-Pop Ancient Grain Popped Chips with Act II Butter Popcorn, plus Corn Nuts in the flavor of your choice. Add in a sweet component with Sensible Foods Crunch Dried Fruit.

gluten-free snack mix
Animal Cookies

Sweets for the Sweet Trail Mix

Using the goodies from your Women’s Care Package, you can make a great snack mix to satisfy the sweetest of sweet teeth. Mix a bag of iced animal crackers, Unicorn Fruity Snacks, and Milano cookies split into quarters. It won’t take much to fill you up with this sweet combo!

Nuts for Trail Mix

Mixed nuts are a healthy snack option you can reach for when you’re on-the-go, and it’s really easy to create your own varieties using your Men’s Care Package. In a bowl or bag, stir together pistachios, peanuts, cashews, and almonds. It’s as easy as that!

nuts for trail mix
snack mix recipe

Adventurous Trail Mix

Not for the faint of heart, this trail mix incorporates some drastically different flavors to satisfy every craving you could ever have. From your Snack Box Care Package, mix together a bag of Cheez-It crackers, mini pretzels, Skittles, and Mentos mints. We know you just made a disgusted face, but don’t pretend like we didn’t warn you that this is an interesting combination! 

Order Care Packages for You or Your Loved Ones Today

Ready to mastermind your own trail mix? Stock up on your snack supply by ordering yourself a care package from The Care Crate Co., or encourage your friend, grandparent, or child to make their own snack mixes when you send them a care package. Shop our full selection and place your order today!