First of all, Happy Father’s Day to all of you amazing dads and husbands our there. I love this day because we get to focus on all the amazing dads and father figures our lives.
I married into an amazing family. Not only are they some of the most fun and kindest people you will ever meet, they have some of the best recipes.
Every summer we go up to Bear Lake to visit and stay in my husband’s family’s condos. Without fail, this “Bear Lake Trail Mix” makes its appearance. His extended side of the family is HUGE! Like 71 people huge so LOTS of food is a must when we get together.
My first encounter with this trail mix was in 2007. Derek’s aunt Kimberly brought it to the reunion and I was amazed that I hadn’t ever seen or thought of it before. Such a simple recipe, yet it VANISHES almost as fast as it is opened.
The thing that makes this trail mix a crowd favorite, is that every component in it are snacks that people LOVE! It is completely adaptable to your family’s likes and preferences. This Bear Lake Trail mix got its name purely because that is were it originated for me, you can call it whatever you would like. (My sis-in-law, Sarah from High Heels and Grills, married into the family a couple years ago and posted the yummy recipe on her blog as well. In fact, I wish she were here with me right now to chow down on some!) but since I have been chowing on it for 6 years, I figure I might as well share its goodness with you, too.
It is PEFECT for vacations, road trips, church snacks for the kids or really anywhere you would like to be chowing down on some yummy snack foods :)
- 1 (18.75 oz.) bag Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix
- 2½ cups Bugles
- 2½ cups Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams
- 1½ cups Pretzel M&Ms
- 1 cup licorice bits
- 1½ cups Sweedish Fish
- 1½ cups Gold Fish Crackers
- Combine all ingredients together into a large bowl and stir to evenly distribute ingredients.