Raisin Free Trail Mix & Giveaway

I love trail mix. It is one of my favorite snacks to take when we are on the go. It holds up well when you travel and the kids love it.

I’m not a huge fan of premade trailmix for one reason.


It seems like every trail mix you buy at the store contains a ridiculous amount of raisins. The problem is that there is only one child who likes raisins in my house and even I tend to pick around them when I’m eating it.

I realize the raisins were added to trail mix for that salty sweet combination everyone loves, but you can get that just as easily with chocolate.

Chocolate – Raisins

Is this really even a debate?

I rest my case.

Raisin Free Trail Mix


  • Lightly salted peanuts
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate candy
  • Dried fruit
  • Goldfish crackers


  1. Mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Serve.
  3. Store in an airtight container.

Courses Snack



The cool thing about trail mix is that really anything goes. You put in what you like and leave out what you don’t. It’s cheaper to make it yourself since you know your kids will be eating everything in it instead of just picking out the things they like.

After you make your trail mix take your family to see the new animated family movie The Nut Job. It looks like a pretty funny family movie about a squirrel who accidentally burns down the neighborhood tree leaving his friends with nothing to eat for the winter.

The squirrel happens upon Maury’s Nut Shop, the one place that can supply everyone nuts for the winter. There are plenty of fart jokes and physical comedy (you know the animated kind) to keep little boys happy and there is a cute pug for the little girls. (My girls love pugs)


This looks like a fun movie for the whole family and I have a $50 AMC gift card to giveaway to one reader! 

To enter the giveaway leave a comment sharing the one thing you must have in your trail mix. For additional entries you can tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #thenutjob. Please leave a comment letting me know you tweeted. Giveaway ends January 21, 2014.

For more information about this movie check out Facebook and Twitter.





  1. I love having mini chocolate chips in trail mix. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Angela Barba says:

    Almonds, the trail mix must have almonds 🙂

  3. I like raisins and I LOVE chocolate, but my favorite addition to trail mix is sweetened dried cranberries. I love that sweet tangy taste.

  4. I have to have almonds in my trail mix.

  5. I love trail mix with chocolate covered raisins.

  6. M&M’s … an absolute MUST 🙂

  7. I gotta have some kind of nut…peanuts or almonds 🙂

  8. WE have got to have goldfish in our trail mix…

  9. Is there such as thing as trail mix without chocolate? The favorite mix at our house is lightly salted peanuts, plain m&m’s and raisins. A lady I work with often brings it to share at the office, and my kids really like it too.

  10. My trail mix must have cashews. Love it when M&Ms are added too :).

  11. Chocolate in. Raisins out (not a fan either). Craisins? Sometimes.

  12. love having almonds

  13. I must have chocolate chip morsels

  14. Hmm…I must have M&Ms! Yum!

  15. I like pretzels and cashews in trail mix. Maybe even some m&m’s to sweeten it up.

  16. Chocolate such as M&M’s and even better – dark chocolate M&M’s!

  17. I love peanut butter M & M’s, and my husband has to have pecans.

  18. I actually love raisins! but the one thing I have to have is almonds

  19. I love adding coconut and any combo of sweet and salty

  20. Almonds! 🙂

  21. Must have dried cranberries

  22. M&MS

  23. the three staples are dried fruit, salted nuts, and granola. within that, i like to mix and match. i love dried papaya

  24. tweeted! link is in website section

  25. Kimberly R says:

    I need some chocolate in my trail mix 🙂

  26. Sheila Laurence says:

    Reading the other comments has made me uncertain, because several things were mentioned that I really love. I think a salty/sweet combination is more important to me than a specific ingredient.

  27. Almonds are what I love in trail mix but I am a fan of everything including raisins.

  28. Amy Watson says:

    Love almonds in my mix!! Does really look like a cute movie!! Thanks!

  29. I like peanut butter chips, nuts, raisins and m&ms!!

  30. I love coconut in our trail mix.

  31. Nuts. Peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans… Doesn’t matter as long as they’re crunchy! 🙂

  32. Some kind of chocolate and dried cranberries.

  33. Raisins and cashews and M&Ms a must in my trail mix….maybe some unsweetened coconut as well.

  34. My trail mix must haves are cashews, pecans, almonds, M&M’s, Marshmallows, Teddy Grahams and a small amount of raisins. Sometimes I will throw in dried mango if I have it on hand.

  35. I must have peanuts, cashews, white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips! Yum!

  36. Marshmallows

  37. M&Ms are always a must for me!

  38. I gotta have almonds in my trail mix

  39. Danielle Taj says:

    chocolate chips and craisins!

  40. My trailmix should have sunflower seeds!

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  42. I really like craisins in my trail mix.

  43. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I need to have m&ms

  44. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  45. Thomas Murphy says:

    I have to have nuts in trail mix.

  46. Thomas Murphy says:
  47. mary gardner says:

    I must have chocolate chips and cashews in my trail mix!

  48. mary gardner says:
  49. GJ Livingston says:

    Trail Mix – have to have chocolate mine is M & M’s. I can put honey nut cheerios.. nuts, pretzels, popcorn, mini crackers but I have to have M & M’s.

  50. Tory Dresser says:

    chocolate and nuts are a must for trail mix, of course!

  51. I must have granola in my trail mix.

  52. My trail mix should always have something sweet- mnm’s, chocolate chips etc