Geocaching Snack – Cheesy Trail Mix

Maybe it’s just me but I ALWAYS need to have snacks handy. I’m like the poster child for the ‘hangries’ (that’s when you get hungry and then you get angry!) Everybody in my family, Ben included, knows that you’ve got to feed me, regularly!

Of course, sometimes there’s just not a convenient time or place to stop for a whole meal. Enter… Trail mix!

Cheesy Trail Mix - a go-to #geocaching #snack Share on X

I can’t STAND that pre-packaged store bought crap. Shudder. Usually way too much on the carb/sugar side and too low on the protein side. Or it’s filled with things that I’m just not that into. (I love raisins but won’t touch a cashew with a ten-foot-pole!)

Here’s a favorite go-to trail mix of mine, PERFECT for geocaching:

Cheesy Trail Mix


  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 1 cup cheese snack crackers (either Goldfish® or Cheez-it®)
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins

This is a quick trail mix that can be thrown together in camp or mixed up at home. Its low(er) in sugar since there’s no candy. You can also substitute dried cranberries for the raisins. Place all ingredients into a plastic baggie, seal, and then shake. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the amounts of the ingredients – it’s your mix, fix it the way you want!

CampCooking101This recipe and 100 others can be found in my cookbook: “Camp Cooking 101: 101 Fun & Easy Recipes from The Outdoor Princess”

This is a print-only book and has ALL the outdoor or camping (or geocaching!) recipes I’ve every written. Tested and modified to be cooked in the backcountry – with limited tools and ingredients!