Wisconsin Trail Mix

With Wisconsin being the nations’ leading cranberry producing state, it’s no wonder that this Wisconsin trail mix contains dried cranberries!

Wisconsin trail mix-from @sweetphi

If you’re anything like me, fall can be super busy – even busier than summer. It’s like everyone and everything has kicked it into high gear and it’s go-go-go… but all you want to do is curl up on the couch and watch the fall lineup (Scandal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nashville, anyone?)

Wisconsin trail mix ingredients @sweetphi

So between the busy craziness that has been life lately I decided it was high time I made snacks to get me through, and what better way than with a homemade trail mix?

Homemade Wisconsin trail mix @sweetphi

Trail mixes are such an easy snack to make- simply combine all your ingredients and then you get to enjoy it for days to come. For this Wisconsin trail mix one of the key components are dried cranberries (since WI produces 60 percent of the country’s crop), and then those tart berries go perfectly with sweet chocolate and salty peanuts.

Trail mix with cranberries chocolate and pecans from @sweetphi

Stealing a line from from Scandal “sit there and watch me choose you” oh delicious trail mix! Happy Five Ingredient Friday!

Wisconsin Trail Mix
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Serves: 3 cups
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup candied pecans (regular pecans are fine too)
  • 1½ cups dry roasted, lightly salted peanuts
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined
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  • wearenotmartha

    I love trail mix for my crazy busy workdays when I need a little extra energy!


    • Sweetphi

      Isn’t trail mix the best? I totally love it, especially on those crazy workdays too 🙂

  • Rachel @ Bakerita

    Mmm I adore dried cranberrries so this trail mix looks perfect for me!! Love it.

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much girl, dried cranberries are one of my faves too!

  • Lynn Lovejoy

    So good and so simple! Love all the dried fruits!!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much I love using dried fruits in trail mixes, I always pick them (and of course the chocolate chips) out 😉

  • The Gourmet Gourmand

    Dreams do come true… This looks fabulous! I didn’t know WI was such a big cranberry producer. This post makes me miss the midwest (I’m a a native Michigander)

    • Sweetphi

      I was a little surprised at how big of a producer of cranberries WI is too, the midwest is pretty awesome 🙂

  • Reply

    I know everyone is obsessed with pumpkin at the moment, but I am all about the cranberries and pecans. SO, I love this!

  • steworastory

    When I think Wisconsin, I think cheese! Who knew they were a leading cranberry producer too? Love the combination of these textures and flavors!

    • Sweetphi

      You just gave me an idea – cheesy chex mix? I’m totally going to work on that one 😉 I found it so cool too when I found out WI was such a big cranberry producer, it was actually my hubby who told me about that and after looking into it, of course he was right! This trail mix is one of my favorite snacks!!

  • Little Cooking Tips

    Mirella is making trail mix all the time. She has a handful as a snack at work and in the afternoon when she comes back home, as a power booster.
    Plus, they’re full of antioxidants AND keep you full.
    Craisins is the latest trend here, as they only started selling about 4-5 years ago. Previous to that, they were an unknown ingredient. As soon as we tried them we were hooked!:)
    Thank you for another great trail mix alternative I’ll send this one to Mirella right now:)
    Have a great day!

    • Sweetphi

      If Mirella loves trail mix she would surely love this one, it’s super delicious and a great natural energy boost 🙂

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  • […] Wisconsin Trail Mix – Este es un muy simple, sencillo, pero colorida y sabrosa, mezcla de frutos secos. Y puesto que es el estado de Wisconsin arándano productora principal de América, no es de extrañar la receta comienza con arándanos secos! Junto a ello, la mezcla pide cerezas secas, trocitos de chocolate semi-dulce, nueces confitadas y cacahuetes tostados en seco. Siempre se puede usar pacanas simples si lo prefiere no tiene el contenido de azúcar añadido. […]

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