3 Trail Mix Recipes Featuring Honey Sticks

3 Trail Mix Recipes Featuring Honey Sticks

Whether you’re sitting around the fire at your favorite campsite, road tripping with friends up the I-5, or hiking up trails, we can all agree that trail mix is the ultimate go-to snack for adventures. Not only is it filling, but trail mix is also delicious and packed full of healthy nutrients! Of course, you certainly have tons of trail mix to pick from when you go to the grocery store, but making your own at home is also an incredible option! When you make your own mix, you’ll be able to customize it however you want, resulting in a tasty snack tailored just for you! Want some recipe inspiration to get you started? Break out the honey sticks because here are our favorite trail mixes, ranging from savory to sweet, featuring our favorite ingredient- honey!


These Recipes Use Honey Sticks to Give The Trail Mix a Sweet Kick


Honey Sriracha Trail Mix 


This trail mix recipe is perfect for those who love a little spice in their life. Here’s what you’ll need: 


  • 1 cup Chex cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels 
  • ½ Cup cashews 
  • ½ Cup peanuts 
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha 
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt to taste 


Begin by setting your oven to 300 degrees. In a bowl, combine the honey, Sriracha, vegetable oil, and soy sauce. Toss in the cereal, pretzels, cashews, and peanuts and coat them evenly in the liquid mixture. Next, take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Finally, spread your trail mix over the sheet and top it with salt to taste before putting it in the oven. Allow the mix to bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once your trail mix is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool before eating or storing. 


Honey Maple Trail Mix 


Got a sweet tooth? Say hello to this trail mix that uses cranberries, apple crisps, and graham cereal to create a delicious combination of uber-sweet flavors. Stock up on these ingredients to make this simple recipe: 


  • 5 cups Chex cereal 
  • 3 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • ½ cup Unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar 
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 
  • ¼ cup honey 
  • 10 Oz Cinnamon Teddy Grahams cookies 
  • 6 Oz Pretzels 
  • 5 Oz dried cranberries 
  • 3 Oz Dried apple crisps


While your oven is preheating to 325 degrees, mix together the cereals, cookies, and pretzels in a bowl. Then, in a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter is melted, add in the sugar, maple syrup, and honey. Once the ingredients have fully melted and combined, pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and toss so all the pieces are evenly coated. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the trail mix and let it bake. In the meantime, mix together the dried fruits. After about 20 minutes in the oven, take out the trail mix, add the fruit mixture, and allow it all to bake for 5 additional minutes. Allow it to cool before serving or storing. 


Sweet And Savory Trail Mix 


Bold flavors and crunchy textures combine to make this impossible-to-put-down trail mix. Just take one bite, and you’ll be reaching for more until the bowl is empty! Calling for half a cup of honey, this trail mix is the perfect recipe for the honey sticks in your pantry. To make it, add these ingredients to your shopping list: 


  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels 
  • 2 Cups mixed nuts of choice 
  • 1 cup bagel chips 
  • ¾ Cup unsalted butter 
  • ½ Cup honey 
  • ⅓ Cup hot sauce of choice 
  • 6 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 Tablespoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper 
  • ½ Teaspoon chili powder


Once your oven is set to 275 degrees, begin by combining the cereal, pretzels, nuts, and bagel chips together in a bowl. In a saucepan, place the butter, honey, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and chili powder. Once the butter has melted, pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix. Once your trail mix is evenly combined, spread it over a parchment-lined baking sheet and place it in the oven for one hour. To ensure an even bake, open the oven to stir the mix every 15 minutes. After an hour, remove the trail mix from the oven and allow it to cool fully. 


If you’ve ever wondered how to use a honey stick, these recipes are the perfect opportunity to make a nutritious and tasty snack that you can take anywhere! So, the next time you need to fuel your greatest adventure, try making one of these easy-to-prep trail mix recipes. Your tastebuds will thank you!