Trail Mix

Level 1: No cooking required
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Servings per recipe: 24
Price per serving: 33¢
Preparation time: 7 minutes


  • Large bowl and mixing spoons
  • Scoop or spoons for serving
  • Small serving bowls, cups or plastic snack bags


  • 4 cups whole wheat mini pretzels, air popped popcorn or trans-fat free microwave popcorn
  • 4 cups whole grain cereal like Cheerios® or Mighty Bites®
  • 2 cups dried fruit like apricots, pineapple, or apples (look for brands with NO added sugar).
  • 1 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of granola
  • Optional- 1 cup of nuts like almonds, walnuts or soy nuts, or unsalted roasted shelled sunflower seeds (Beware of nut allergies! If present, do not include.)
  • Note: Many different ingredients may be added, as long as there is a good mix of whole grains, dried fruit, and nuts if no allergies are present.


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Scoop about 1/2 cup into small bowls, cups, or plastic snack bags and serve.


  • Set out the ingredients in individual bowls with spoons/scoops (small paper cups work well) and allow children to mix their own. Encourage children to try at least one or two of the dried fruit options.