6 Must Have Trail Mix Recipes for your next Gatlinburg Hike

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Gatlinburg Trail Mix

Gatlinburg Trail Mix

For your next Gatlinburg hike, you definitely will want to try one of these great trail mix recipes. Maybe your were a Girl Scout or Boy Scout and remember nature walks or camping trips with your troop and special foods you prepared. Or maybe your mom was the ever prepared mother with a stash of snacks in her purse. Or perhaps your are health conscience guru who knows what a power packed snack consists of. Whatever your background, chances are you have sampled different types of trail mix on various occasion.

Many smoky mountain hikers and athletes turn to trail mix for a quick snack on the go as it’s easy to make, light weight, and it’s a big bang for your buck. Trail Mix is great because it quickly replenishes the body and gives you energy to keep moving going. Most trail mixes provide quick carbohydrates for energy, protein for muscles, and salt replacement that you lose while sweating it out

Wither you’re basking in the sun in downtown Gatlinburg or hoofing it up a steep mountain trail, you can create the perfect power snack yourself for energy and sustenance. The most common trail mix is known as G.O.R.P. which stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, but there are many variations on this traditional kind and other mixes that give you the same energy boost.

So before you leave your Gatlinburg cabin and hit the trails of the Great Smoky Mountains, create your own trail mix using your favorite treats for fun and tasty mix. Think of your favorite dried fruits, nuts, or cereal and get ready to mix it up or try out one of these yummy recipes.

Traditional Trail Mix
1 cup of salted peanuts
1 cup of raisins
1 cup of M&Ms

Mix and seal in an airtight container.

Kids Favorite Mix

1 cup of Cheerios
1 cup of cheese crackers (like goldfish)
1 cup of dried pineapple
1 cup of roasted almonds
1 cup of miniature M& Ms
1 cup of miniature pretzels

Mix and seal in an airtight container in a cool place to prevent chocolate from melting.

Antioxidant Delight

┬╜ cup of roasted/salted almonds
┬╜ cup of shelled pistachios
┬╜ cup of cranberries
┬╜ cup of chopped pitted dates
4 oz. of dried apricots

Directions

Mix together well and store in plastic bags for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.

Tropical Mix

┬╜ cup raisins
┬╜ cup raw almonds
┬╜ cup sunflower seeds
┬╜ cup dried pineapple
┬╜ cup of dried banana chips

Mix together well and seal in an airtight container.

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

┬╜ cup raw almonds
┬╜ cup roasted peanuts
┬╜ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
┬╜ cup raisins
┬╜ cup sunflower seeds

Mix together well and store in an airtight container.

Popcorn Trail Mix

1 cup of Fat-free popcorn
1 cup of Cheerios
1 cup of Pretzel sticks
1 cup of raisins

Mix together well and store in an airtight container.

Chex Mix it up

1 cup dried peaches
1 cup of Corn Chex
┬╜ cup of cashews
┬╜ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix well and store in an airtight container in a cool place to prevent chocolate from melting.

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