Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix

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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!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix

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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix

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.

Sweet and salty trail mix with a blend of crunchy peanuts, dried blueberries, peanut butter chips and dried banana chips.

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 up 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. 😉

I’d also mention that you can check out my roundup of trail mix recipes.

Sweet and salty trail mix with a blend of crunchy peanuts, dried blueberries, peanut butter chips and dried bananas.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix

5 from 1 vote
Sweet and salty trail mix with a blend of crunchy peanuts, dried blueberries, peanut butter chips and dried bananas.
A bowl filled with peanuts, peanut butter chips, dried blueberries, and banana chips. Bag of peanut butter chips in the background.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve. Store in a cool, dry spot for snacking throughout the week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup Calories: 107kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 2g Fat: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade trail mix, peanut butter trail mix, trail mix

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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? 

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    5 comments
    1. Erin
      February 8, 2016 AT 7:12 pm

      I’m super excited for this week of posts!! We do a lot of hiking, but I pretty much always bring the same trail mix which gets boring. I look forward to the rest of the recipes.

    2. Heidi Kokborg
      February 8, 2016 AT 2:28 pm

      Love this trail mix. It’s been ages since I last had dried bananas but that’s about to change! This trail mix would be perfect for bringing to work to snack on in the afternoon 🙂

    3. Aenia
      February 8, 2016 AT 12:24 pm

      Looks delicious, as I love anything peanut butter/nut butter! Do you know of any dairy-free/vegan peanut butter chips? The Sunspire ones have dairy in them, and I am allergic to dairy. I normally make my own based on Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe, but they cannot be stored in the pantry due to the coconut oil. Looking forward to more great recipes 🙂

    4. Tammy
      February 8, 2016 AT 11:08 am

      I am SO excited! I am just a little addicted to trail mix… ok a lot a addicted to trail mix. Can’t wait!

    5. melissamorningm
      February 8, 2016 AT 10:27 am

      Yum! This truly looks like the ideal snack mix with all my favorites!

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