Homemade Trail Mix: Peanut Buttery Goodness to the Extreme

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

This peanut butter trail mix is for that person in your life who just can’t get enough peanut butter. This trail mix will give you all the peanut butter flavor you want, and more!

Homemade Trail Mix Photo

Summer time requires quick and easy snacks that you can throw in a beach bag or a diaper bag on the way to the park/beach/zoo/splash pad. This peanut butter trail mix completely fits the bill. It takes minutes (not even!) to make, and is perfect for travel or fun on-the-go. 

All you need is a huge bowl, a big spoon and a few seconds to stir it up. Oh and did I mention it tastes amazing? All the peanut butter goodness you could ever want. I PACKED IT IN. Peanuts (duh), peanut butter M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips, peanut butter filled pretzels, and some raisins to even it all out. What’s a good trail mix without raisins, anyways?

Homemade Trail Mix Picture

I’d recommend throwing this peanut butter trail mix in snack-sized zip-top bags so it is easy to grab on the go. Not only that, but it is good portion-control. Trust me, you’ll need it. Especially if you’re a peanut butter fan. This stuff is addicting in a huge way.

Homemade Trail Mix Image

If you aren’t a peanut butter fan or are allergic, you could adjust this recipe (but it would be a lot of adjusting!) or you could try these smoky roasted almonds, southwestern wheat thins or vanilla bean candied walnuts. All great snacking material! 

Homemade Trail Mix Recipe

  18 Servings


  • 2 cups Dry Roasted Salted Peanuts
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter M&M Candies
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces
  • 2 cups Golden Raisins
  • 2 cups mini peanut butter pretzel sandwiches, like Snyder's
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Baking Chips


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and store in an airtight container.
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Rachel Gurk

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Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.