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raisinably delicious gluten free trail mix

Snack it to me: Raisinibly Healthy Snack Mix

This post is part of Snack It To Me – recipes for my favorite snack mixes. The posts are: Fairy Berry Gluten-Free Trail MixSour Patched Gluten-Free Trail MixCherry Cordial Gluten-Free Snack MixMango Lassi Trail MixApricocious Gluten-Free Trail MixRaisinably Delicious Snack Mix, Happy Endings Trail Mix, My go-to prepared snacks.

Raisins are a point of contention in my family. Well, between me and my sister they are. She, so very wrongly, believes that raisins have no place in anything. Not oatmeal cookies. Not Irish soda bread.

I think she might be an alien. Or at the very least adopted. There is no way such a raisin hater can be related to me.

You see, I am on the right side of this disagreement. The side where those little boxes of raisins were never a disappointment when they showed up in my halloween bucket. And I think they make a great addition to any boring cereal – they can help keep me from feeling the need to add sugar to plain chex.

Don’t worry though. I added some chocolate in there for you non-raisin fanatics. Or for those of you who think they are equally important in life.

raisinably delicious gluten free trail mix

Raisinibly Delicious Gluten-Free Snack Mix

Author: Mary Fran Wiley
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 6
This is a loose template meant to inspire you to create your own trail mixes and to help keep you from getting that hangry feeling (being so hungry you are angry) when you are out and about without a safe restaurant in sight.
  • 150 grams (about a cup) raisins
  • 50 grams (about a half cup or a generous handfull) dried goji berries
  • 50 grams (about a half cup) unsweetened dried coconut flakes
  • 50 grams (about a quarter cup sunflower seeds
  • 75 grams (about a half cup) good quality dark chocolate chips
  1. Measure all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Store in a sealed container for up to a month.


gluten-free fairy berry snack mix

Snack it to me: Fairy Berry Trail Mix

This post is part of Snack It To Me Week– a week full of recipes for my favorite snack mixes.

My desk has two drawers, a shoe drawer and a snack drawer. I might be a snack food junkie.


Well, sort of.

Living gluten-free for 7 years, I have learned to never take access to safe food for granted. Every time I go out to a new restaurant, there is a snack in my bag of some kind. Sometimes it is a granola/protein bar. Sometimes it  is a snack mix. Sometimes it is a box of crackers and a packet of almond butter. But there is always something. And often several somethings.

Having an easy to grab and delicious snack on hand is incredibly important for kids and adults.

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This week, I am going to share 7 snack mixes that are endlessly adaptable, take less than 10 minutes to throw together. And above all are delicious. My goal is to rid you of that hangry feeling that can happen when you are out, hungry and there isn’t a decent gluten-free option in sight. (There is no GORP – good old raisins and peanuts for those of you that never went to Girl Scout Camp – on this list, I want show you just how fun snack mixes can be.)

They include:

  1. Fairy Berry Trail Mix
  2. Sour Patched Trail Mix
  3. Cherry Cordial Snack Mix
  4. Mango Lassi Trail Mix
  5. Apricocious Trail Mix
  6. Raisinably Delicious Snack Mix
  7. Happy Endings Trail Mix

And, once I have shared my recipes with you, I will share my favorite pre-made gluten-free snacks.

gluten-free fairy berry snack mix

I have admitted more than once to you that I often eat like a four year old. I love purple food. The more colorful the cereal, the happier I am. And I can never turn down fruit snacks.

So, I made you this mix.

This is not your ordinary trail mix. There are no nuts. No candy. No pretzels. No flashbacks to leaky tents and mosquito bites.

It appeals to my inner child (hence the name – what four year old girl doesn’t love fairies?). It is sweet and a little chewy. There are lots of little pieces to pop into your mouth. Bright colors.

And it appeals to the grown-up that I am trying to be. Jam packed with anti-oxidants and vitamin c. The sweetness of the cherries and blueberries is balanced by the tang of the goji berries. There are no artificial colors or refined sugars.


Snack it to me: Fairy Berry Trail Mix

Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Mary Fran Wiley
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 4
Dried berries are like nature’s candy. Buy fruit without added sweetener – the naturally occurring sugars intensify as the fruits dry and additional sugar is not needed. Also, feel free to use this as a template for your own creations. Dried strawberries could be awesome here so could cranberries. Let your imagination run wild!
  • 50 grams dried blueberries
  • 50 grams dried cherries
  • 50 grams dried gogi berries
  1. Weigh out and combine ingredients.
  2. Store in an air-tight container for up to one month.