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

Total Time: 5 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 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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