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Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix

Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Alistair Turnbull


Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix satisfies a sweet and salty craving while giving you an energy boost throughout the day.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted mixed nuts
  • 2 1/2 cups multigrain toasted oat cereal
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup M&M's
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup whole-grain cheddar Goldfish crackers

Nutrition Information

  • calories 146
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 21.3 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • sodium 127 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine nuts, cereal, dried cherries, M&M's, pretzel twists, and Goldfish crackers. Portion into 1/2 cup servings.

Cook's Notes

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