Fruit and Nuts Trail Mix {Gifts in a Jar ~ Day Twelve}

We made it! 12 days in a row of Gifts in a Jar.

(I wasn’t actually sure it was going to happen today. Did you try to check my site today and see that it was nowhere to be found? My server was down ALL day. Wow.  I never realized how much I rely on my own website to look up recipes until I didn’t have access to it today. Anyway, here we are and all is well. Even if I did have to wing it when I made Breakfast Cookies this afternoon.)

Today’s Gift in a Jar idea is really too simple. There’s not really a “recipe” for this trail mix, because you can throw in whatever dried fruit and nuts that you like. Of course, I like to pour in some chocolate chips for good measure. :)

Here are some suggestions for ingredients to use when creating your Trail Mix:

Roasted peanuts, cashews, pecans, and/or almonds.
Dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries, and/or raisins
Chocolate Chips – any variety (dark, semi-sweet, or milk)

You can use any size jar – and simply fill it with the recipients favorite trail mix treats. 

And there you have it. Twelve days of Gifts in a Jar that ended just a little bit…nutty.   But you expected nothing less, right? :)


  1. Nia says

    OMG Laura! I thought something was wrong with my computer. I have been trying to get on your site all day. N-E-Way,glad to be able to read now.


  2. Mona Greer says

    So is there a ratio to go by ?
    This looks easier enough…..and no baking :)


    Laura Reply:

    Nope, no ratio – just whatever you want to throw in! :)


  3. Michelle H. says

    Looks great! I did something similar a few years ago, but to make it more Christmas looking I did dried cranberries, shelled pistachios, and white chocolate chips.


  4. says

    I have LOVED the gifts in a Jar series. I have got some great ideas (for not too much money) for ideas to give to my boys teachers… and the boys can help!!
    Thanks you!!


  5. Gail Coppersmith says

    How far in advanced can I make trail mix and store it in a sealed mason jar? I am doing guest gift bags for a wedding in March, 2015.


    Laura Reply:

    I would say you could make these up in January and be just fine. :)


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