Happy Trails Gorp Snack Mix

Gorp. A funny name for such a tasty trail mix! We recently went camping and hiking, and we love to take this with us.

This well-rounded snack mix gives a little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty, and the perfect mix of protein and carbs.

Here's how you make Gorp snack mix:


  • 1 small box of Cheerios 
  • 1 can of dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 bag of plain M&Ms
  • 1 box/can of raisins

Are you ready? Here's where it gets difficult:

Pour your Cheerios into a large bowl.

Dump in the rest of the ingredients.

Stir to mix thoroughly. 

Real tough, eh?

Now just take Gorp Trail Mix with you on road trips, camping trips, movie night, in the lunch box... you get the picture. It's good anywhere, anytime. 

You can serve Gorp up at a Halloween or Fall Harvest party.

Or take it on a picnic {along with this amazing dessert}.

Now...what to do with all that left over packaging? 
Let's R3: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose.  Here's how ~

Cheerios box becomes:  
Paperless gift wrapping. Very chic like craft paper.
You can also emboss or stamp the box to dress it up.

Raisin canister becomes:
Scrap Paper Mod Podge Canisters

Peanut canister becomes:

A dressed up way to store and present your Gorp trail mix!  You might notice that it goes very well with the Wild West Party theme:

Of course, you can always just recycle all the packaging. Do you have curbside recycling, or do you take it to a center near you?

That's my GORP project.

Tasty Treat. Virtually no trash. It's a win-win combo!!

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Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love GORP. Did you know that it stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts?

Bliss said...

I always end up needing my cereal boxes, Velveeta boxes, heck I've even used round oatmeal cans to wrap stuff in but they never look so cute like that.


KC Coake said...

Yum! Wish I wasn't allergic to peanuts. Reminds me of my days as a Girl Scout. Love all your ideas of how to reuse the packaging.

Resa @ PitcherAndPlate.com said...

I am laughing because your GORP post took me on a whole rabbit trail to non-paper gift wrap to tin foil tutorials! Whew, you are full of fun ideas! Anyway, I had forgotten all about GORP and my family would love it. Your packaging ideas are so cute. And I have a ton of old cereal boxes that I was going to use for another project but never got around to it. So, hello Christmas wrap! Thanks so much for you ideas!

Feral Turtle said...

This looks so simple!. Love all your re-usable container ideas! Saw you at Tip Me Tuesday!

Trina said...

This recipe looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Whimsy Wed.

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

The mix looks great & of course only you would find something to create from the packaging! Great job!

Warmly, Michelle