Buckeye Trail Mix

My mom, sister & I went to Amish County in Berlin, Ohio in late November for holiday shopping. The weekend getaway was a new tradition for Black Friday. During our ladies day weekend, I think we found more gifts for ourselves vs holiday shopping for others.

When we were shopping we ran across Buckeye Trail Mix. I thought what a clever idea.  My grandpa loves Ohio State Buckeyes. This blend for trail mix intrigued me. I reviewed the ingredients, and thought well I can make this at home for a Christmas present for him for half the price. Plus I love making homemade gifts. Win, win!

This recipe yields: 8 cups of Trail Mix


1 cup mini buckeyes (Trader Joe’s sells these)

1 cup roasted salted Peanuts

1 cup of roasted unsalted peanuts

2 1/4 cups craisins

2 1/4 cups roasted lightly salted sunflower seeds

1 cup roasted Peptia seeds


Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Use a spatula to mix and incorporate all the ingredients together thoroughly. Portion out the mix as you wish.

I like to place the mix in either snack size ziplocks or mason jars.

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