A couple of years ago, Mom and I came up with the solution - homemade trail mix.
Peanuts- the XL Virginia ones for Dad. We get this at Sam's Club.
Cashews - yummy! Sam's Club
Peanut M+M's- Sam's Club
Raisins - more than enough for 1 enormous batch (2 30 oz. bags). Get at Sam's Club
These (either flavor works well).
Sunflower seeds - Dad likes to buy these at Menards. We also have gotten them at the new Fresh Thyme Market that opened near our house and they are delicious.
Honey Sesame Sticks - have gotten them at Meijers but they are better from Fresh Thyme. Not so sugary, but full of honey flavor.
The pot I ended up having to use holds................ 2 generous gallons. (Had to go and check.)
when you make this, just start dumping it in and then use a large spatula to combine everything. Oh yea - put in the sesame sticks and sunflower seeds last. They sink so fast.
You can see how full it ended up.
To store the mix, just put it into the empty nut jars and the bags. I took the pictures of the process a month ago today and Dad is still working on the final jar of the trail mix.
For best freshness - do store this in the freezer if you can.
Try this recipe if you have biiiig fans of trail mix around your abode, and personalize it to suit your own tastes. Cheers to trials of awesome trail mix.