This easy-to-make Reece’s trail mix recipe contains roasted, shelled pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, coconut, peanuts, and Reese’s pieces.
I have noticed that if I don’t eat some sort of high-protein snack within 30-45 minutes of working out, I am absolutely ravenous by the time I eat dinner. I usually opt for a few pieces of cheese and some fruit, but every once in a while I get a craving for something sweet and then end up buying a sugar-laden granola bar from the snack bar in the break room at work.
This little trail mix recipe is perfect, not only for a post-workout recovery but also when those late afternoon hunger pangs kick in and you are looking for something to nibble on. Pepitas and sunflower seeds are high in protein and fiber, which help to alleviate your hunger and keep it at bay for awhile. Raisins and flaked coconut are full of vitamins and minerals. And the Reece’s Pieces, well there aren’t any health benefits of Reece’s. Sorry! They just taste good.
How to Make Reece’s Trail Mix
No special skills required to make this trail mix recipe. Only tools needed are a set of measuring cups and a mixing bowl. I wanted a good balance of sweet and salty. On the salty side, I included shelled pumpkin seeds, Spanish nuts, and salted sunflower seeds. For sweet, raisins, sweetened flaked coconut and Reese’s Pieces candy. The great thing about trail mix recipes, however, is that you can add whatever you want to make your own unique flavor combination.
Measure all your ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry location. Your snack mix should last a couple of weeks. I ended up having to make two batches of this mix. One for me to take to work, and one to snack on at home.
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Reece's Trail Mix
- 1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds roasted and salted
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds roasted and salted
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup red-skinned Spanish nuts
- 3/4 cup Reece’s pieces
- Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.
Thanks for the suggestion, Greg. I personally enjoyed it as the recipe is written. But adding more candy to suit your taste is an easy adjustment you can probably make yourself.
the snack mix needs more candy in it.
The recipe appears a little on the sweet side for me, but as you say, the recipe can be adjusted to ones tastes.
The Pepitas contain iron as well, so another food source to add to our diet to keep the nutrition rounded out.
What a fun idea! Sunflower seeds are one of my favorite fiber-rich foods – love to see it incorporated into this trail mix.