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.