Trail Mix Recipe (Only 4 Ingredients!)

August 10, 2019
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Trail mix recipes are simple.  And this one is probably the easiest one you’ll find – because there’s only 4 ingredients!

trail mix recipe

I absolutely love making a big batch of homemade trail mix, storing it in a mason jar, and having it on hand for when we need a quick and healthy snack.  It’s also a PERFECT trail mix recipe for kids, because its easy to pack in a lunchbox!

trail mix recipe

There are a lot of ways to make an easy trail mix recipe.  This particular recipe only has 4 ingredients!  I really wanted to keep it simple – because that’s typically the way I roll, but if there’s something you want to add in, by all means, do it.

This recipe is peanut free because we follow the paleo diet most of the time.  Peanuts are legumes, which aren’t allowed on the paleo diet.  I’m also really sensitive to peanuts so I do my best to avoid them.  However, peanuts are commonly used in traditional trail mix recipes, so if you’re really missing the peanuts, then go ahead and throw some in there.

M&M’s are also a popular thing to add to trail mix.  And while I’m sure it’s tasty, I’m not a fan of the artificial colors.  Why not just skip the M&M’s and use chocolate chips instead?!  You still get the sweet and salty combo – just without the artificial coloring.

trail mix recipe

Ingredients In 4 Ingredient Trail Mix Recipe

And like I mentioned, this is totally customizable so you can add whatever else you’d like!

trail mix recipe

How To Make Trail Mix

All you need to do to make homemade healthy trail mix is:

  • Measure out the ingredients
  • Add the nuts, raisins, and chocolate chips into a bowl
  • Stir until combined
  • Store an an airtight container


trail mix recipe

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trail mix recipe

Easy Trail Mix Recipe (Only 4 Ingredients!)

This trail mix recipe is easy to make and has only 4 ingredients. It's a perfect trail mix recipe for kids to take to school, and is the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup roasted salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup organic raisins
  • 1/4 heaping cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips or more if desired


I used enjoy life mini chocolate chips for this recipe but you can use your favorite chocolate chips. 
I love these lids for all my mason jars.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Keyword: paleo, trail mix
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