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Fall Trail Mix

You’ll be reaching for this fall trail mix every time a craving strikes.

Easy Fall Trail Mix made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

I made you a healthy treat spiked with indulgent bits of dark chocolate covered almonds. I’m calling this a trail mix for lack of a better title.

Like most trail mix, this recipe includes dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Unlike most trail mix that you find in the store, mine includes peanut butter filled pretzels. That, my friends, is why this trail mix is so much tastier than its store-bought counterpart. And, of course, the dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt.

Easy Fall Trail Mix made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

I hate to call this a recipe. Really, it’s a bunch of healthy odds and ends that I had living in my pantry. I mixed equal parts of roasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds in a bowl and deemed it a healthy snack. Anyone hungry enough could have done the same thing.

Easy Fall Trail Mix made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

Recipes like this are usually born out of a desperate attempt to trump a craving when my fridge and freezer are bare. I can always depend on my obsessive stock of dried fruit, nuts, and seeds to save the day.

I have an entire shelf dedicated to glass mason jars filled with every variety of nut, seed, and dried fruit available–obsessive much? I have so many jars that the top shelf of my spinning cabinet is teetering to the left.

Easy Fall Trail Mix recipe made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

Now that I’m working from home, I keep a jar at my desk next to my computer to remind myself to eat. I love eating, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I get lost in my work that I forget to eat. Before I know it, six hours have gone by and I still haven’t shoved a single morsel of food in my face.

Now I have a snack shelf in my office–problem solved!

Easy Fall Trail Mix recipe made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

Easy Fall Trail Mix made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

You’re going to fall in love with this fall trail mix. How couldn’t you? Anything that includes dark chocolate covered anything and is still healthy deserves to be devoured. I bet you’ll even walk around with the mason jar attached to your paw. Maybe you’ll keep a smaller mason jar in your purse for emergencies. You never know when you’re going to get stuck in traffic, in a long line at the grocery store, or dragged through the Home Depot by your husband.

Easy Fall Trail Mix recipe made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds | www.themessybakerblog.com

Never leave your house without it.

Fall Trail Mix

A healthy and indulgent blend of roasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter filled pretzels, and dark chocolate covered almonds.

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate covered almonds
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter filled pretzels (or more!)

Directions:

  1. Add everything to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to one month.
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15 Responses to “Fall Trail Mix”

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — November 5, 2014 at 8:15 am

    What a great mix of flavors here!!!

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    • Jennie replied November 5th, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Thank you so much, Jocelyn!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This is just the snack I need for our upcoming road trip!

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    • Jennie replied November 5th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      This is great road trip material. You’re going to love it!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — November 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    A little healthy. A little indulgence. The perfect balance.

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    • Jennie replied November 5th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks, Nicole!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I love keeping salty sweet mixes like this on hand to keep the hangry away!

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    • Jennie replied November 5th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Me, too! Thanks, Erin.

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    Choc Chip Uru — November 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Autumn is perfect hiking weather, so this trail mix would be welcomed! Delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied November 5th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      I love a good long walk in the woods. Thanks, Uru!

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    Ashley — November 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    A snack shelf! Now that’s a good idea! Love this trail mix – I have such a weakness for any mix like this!

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    • Jennie replied November 6th, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Thanks, Ashley! I think we should all have a snack shelf in our office. It just seems right.

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — November 6, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Snack mixes like these are my FAVORITE! This looks so good Jennie! And chocolate covered almonds are pretty much my favorite go-to snack. Pinned :)

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — November 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Oh I have so many packages of nuts at my house that people must things I’m a squirrel. Love the PB pretzels in here. Sounds amazing!

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    John Quinn — January 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

    It sounds good, will make some this afternoon.

    I would suggest a baggie in the purse, instead of a small mason jar.

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