I love putting together a Trail Mix.
Nuts and fruits and granola and chocolate.
My grandbabies love eating Trail Mix as a snack.
I keep several varieties in large jars in the pantry,
and pack small ziploc baggies in their lunch boxes
for snacks. I recently tried adding a new ingredient
which would save me some time –
and it turned out great.
Here is my Trail Mix Recipe for Fall.
What if I told you I cheated when making this Trail Mix?
I usually make homemade granola clusters for my
Trail Mixes, but I wanted to try a little shortcut.
I purchased a few boxes of thesePeanut Butter Granola Jif Bars
to add to the boy’s school lunches.
I had this time-saving idea – what if I cut these bars up
into smaller pieces and used the pieces in place of my
homemade granola clusters?
Then, I simply added pretzels, dried cranberries,
marshmallows, dry-roasted and salted peanuts, and
fall-colored chocolate chip pieces.
It turned out delicious and literally took me minutes.
It made me #PeanutButterHappy that I could assemble
this yummy Trail Mix Recipe, add it to cute Mason Jars with
tags – and create a Fall Food Gift in a Jar with such ease.
I love all the pretty fall colors of this mix.
Who would have thought a simple Trail Mix Recipe could
look so pretty while also tasting so good?
The pretzels are crunchy, the marshmallows are soft,
and the chocolate chips are sweet. The Jif Bars
offer a smooth, creamy layer partnered with a chewy,
crunchy granola. And I love that each bar adds an
additional 7-8 grams of protein to this recipe.
*( All three flavors of Jif Bars are available in grocery stores nationwide.)
You don’t have to create a Fall Trail Mix Recipe to
enjoy these Jif Bars. They are great to stick in
your purse when you’re on the go – so you can enjoy
a perfect peanut butter-granola snack at anytime.
I doubled the recipe for my Fall Trail Mix Recipe,
and it easily made about 4 cups worth. You can add
any variety of dried fruits, nuts and sweet candies.
Fill pretty jars, add a ribbon and tag with a message –
and give a jar to family, friends, co-workers and teachers.
But make sure you save a little bit for yourself.
You can’t give ALL of this peanut butter and granola
I grabbed a few of my pretty French-style glass
*Weck Jars and filled several of them with the Trail Mix.
These will be pretty stacked in the corner of my
countertop, waiting to be opened and enjoyed.
Here is my recipe….
1 Box Jif Bars, cut into small pieces
*(you can use any of the three flavors – Creamy Peanut Butter,
Crunchy Peanut Butter or Peanut Butter Chocolate.)
1.5 Cups mini marshmallows
1 Cup dry-roasted & salted peanuts
1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chip pieces
1.5 Cups pretzels
1.5 Cups dried cranberries
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