Turn a classic sandwich into an on-the-go snack with this sweet and salty Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix — a blend of crunchy peanuts, dried blueberries, peanut butter chips and dried banana chips.
If you like trail mix you’re in for a HUGE treat because I’m deeming this week, the week leading up to my birthday, trail mix week. A trail mix extravaganza, if you will.
Trail mix is one of my favorite foods to snack on, but for some reason I don’t have many recipes posted here on EBF. This is about to change as I’ll be sharing a new mix recipe every day this week. Get excited!
This first one is dedicated to Isaac because today is actually HIS birthday.
Given his love for peanut and butter jelly sandwiches I knew I needed to make a pb&j trail mix for him.
The mix has salted Virginia peanuts (they’re the best!), sweet dried blueberries and peanut butter chips. I also added some dried bananas to the mix. I know some pb&j purist might not like the addition, but banana slices are a mainstay when I make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, plus they had another crunchy element to this mix. I’m all about that crunch so any extra crunchiness is good by me.
If you’re a peanut butter lover, you will adore this sweet and savory combo — especially the bites with peanut butter chips. They’re the best part.
I should mention that I had a really tough time finding peanut butter chips with an ingredient list that I approved of. They all had hydrogenated oils. Ugh! I finally found the Sunspire peanut butter chips online and ended buying and using those. The ingredient list was way better than other varieties I found and they taste great! If you’re having a hard time finding them, you can easily make your own using this homemade peanut butter chips recipe from Minimalist Baker. Just be sure to keep the mix in the freezer if you go the homemade route. <— Storing it in the freezer might be ideal considering when this stuff sits out on the counter I don’t know what happens, but it magically disappears. 😉
Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix
- 1 cup roasted and salted peanuts
- 1/2 cup banana chips
- 1/4 cup dried blueberries, strawberries, cherries or cranberries
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve. Store in a cool, dry spot for snacking throughout the week.
Two questions for you – 1) Do you like trail mix? Please say yes or else we might not be able to remain friends. 2) Do you like adding banana slices to your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?