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Before putting together the Trail Mix Bar for Bohden’s Bear Party, I scoured the internet for trail mix recipes. Then I added ingredients to the party bar, trying to offer elements from each flavor and texture category (plus a few of our favorite extras, just for kicks).
The key to making a great trail mix seems to be a combination of flavors and textures- salty + sweet + spicy + crunchy + chewy. So it would follow that the best setup for a Trail Mix Bar includes a variety of each of these elements.
We didn’t include everything on this ingredient idea list, but it’s a good place to start if you’re putting together a Trail Mix Bar!
All different kinds of nuts
Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
Honey roasted peanuts
All different kinds of cereal
Other dried fruit
Dried coconut flakes
Butterscotch chips or any other flavored chips
Chocolate covered pretzels
Other chocolate candies
Chocolate covered nuts
Chocolate covered espresso beans
I noted this on the Bear Party post, but should probably reiterate that if you are planning a Trail Mix Bar, you might want to encourage adult supervision as trail mix bags are assembled. 😉 We left this Trail Mix Station completely unsupervised and had tons of leftover staples (nuts, cereal, etc) and not a single gummy bear of marshmallow to spare- haha! Fair warning.
Happy Trail Mix-ing, friends!