Aug. 31 is National Trail Mix Day and the perfect time to mix up those tired trail mix recipes!
Whether you'll be taking a hiking trip for your Labor Day weekend or simply want a quick, healthy boost after your weekly workout, trail mix always makes for a enjoyable snack.
But why settle for the same old mixes? Below you can find five tasty blends that are little more creative than the traditional mixes of raisins, M&Ms and peanuts. And the best part, you can make them all at home!
1. S'mores Trail Mix
An extremely simple twist on the classic combination, this mix only requires a box of Golden Grahams cereal, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and optional peanuts. Just mix together and you're ready to go -- no fire needed.
2. Lucky Charms Trail Mix
The people at Sweetology created a hit when they tapped a beloved cereal as the foundation for this spectacularly sweet trail mix. To create the Lucky Charms trail mix, you will need Lucky Charms cereal, green M&M's, peanuts, pretzel, white melting chocolate and green sugar sprinkles. Get the recipe for the Lucky Charms mix from Sweetology here.
3. Apple Pie Trail Mix
An American desert staple is equally as tasty in trail mix form. To achieve this sweet treat you only need dried apples, graham cracker pieces, yogurt-covered raisins and granola.
4. Brownie Crunch Trail Mix
The key to this combination's magic is the pieces of Cocoa Puffs and Golden Grahams cereal used in the mix. And when you add the pretzels, marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate covered candy, you are left with one simple but delicious snack.
5. Popcorn Trail Mix
You can switch up your movie treats by adding cinnamon, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, unsalted almonds, cranberries and dried apricots to your freshly popped, lightly salted popcorn. Perfect for family movie or television nights, this trail mix is a healthy alternative to a butter drenched bag of the popcorn. You can find the full recipe here.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...