If you love a homemade trail mix or snack mix then this recipe is for you. This is one of the best homemade trail mix recipes ever, in my opinion!
This Monster Trail Mix is full of salty peanuts, and cashews, sweet M&M’s and peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and raisins. It is the perfect combo of salty, sweet, crunchy, and soft.
This is actually a copycat of the Archer Farms Monster Peanut Butter Mix you can find at Target. It is one of our very favorite trail mix recipes.
But, at $4-$8 per bag I would rather make it at home. Especially when I already have most of the ingredients in my pantry. I usually have the raisins, peanuts, cashews, and chocolate chips. All I need to buy to put this together is a king size bag of M&M’s and a bag of peanut butter chips.
Great Kids Snack
My kids love this Monster Trail Mix. Of course, I have to make sure they are not only picking the M&M’s out and leaving the raisins behind!
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However, I don’t feel so bad about them eating the M&M’s and peanut butter chips when they are mixed with peanuts and cashews.
Balance, people, balance!
This is also a great snack to make with your kids. I know my kids love to measure, pour, and stir, and that is all there is to this recipe.
Edible Gift for the Holiday
This is a great gift to give for any holiday. Simply mix in the current holiday M&M’s: pink and red for Valentines Day, Black Orange and Purple for Halloween, Red & Green for Christmas, Red, White, & Blue for 4th of July, etc…
Place the trail mix in a large mason jar and tie a little gift tag around the neck of the jar. A perfect and simple gift.
How to Make Monster Trail Mix
To make Monster Trail Mix all you have to do is stir together all the trail mix ingredients in a large bowl. Couldn’t be easier.
- peanut butter chips
- chocolate chips
If you can measure, you can make this snack.
I hope you give this recipe for Monster Trail Mix a try in your kitchen.
Monster Trail Mix
- 1 cup peanuts (unsalted or salted)
- ½ cup cashews
- ½ cup Chocolate M&M’s, 3.14 oz king size bag
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup peanut butter chips
- ½ cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
- mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and store in an air tight container at room temp.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.
Originally Posted October 16, 2018 – Reposted September 21, 2020
Thank you. Ez pz for this great grandma.
I made this and used butterscotch chips on accident, and it is irresistible in my house! I also have a family member with tree nut allergy so I used 1.5 cups of cocktail peanuts. Thanks!
Can I make it a week in advance? Have to make for a group of 120.
Yes, I would think so. Just keep it at room temp in a sealed container!
absolutely! just keep it in a cool dry place with a proper container to insure freshness. I always add dried cranberries and almonds to mine!
Ooh, I’ve never thought to add peanut butter chips! Yum
That is one of my favorite parts… and the M&M’s 😉
So much easier and healthier making your own!
It’s also a great activity to do with the kids. They love being in the kitchen