Technique Tuesday: DIY Trail Mix

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Fuel your fall adventures (and save money) by making your own healthy snacks. Whip up a batch of one of these tasty trail-mix combos created by Nekisia Davis, the genius behind Brooklyn, New York's wildly popular Early Bird Granola. Then get outside!

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1. Moroccan

1 cup salted roasted almonds - 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots - 1/2 cup golden raisins - 1/2 cup broken wheat crackers - 1/8 tsp. cinnamon - generous pinch salt - makes 2 1/2 cups

2. Choco-Corn

2 cups salted popcorn - 1 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped - 1 cup salted roasted pistachios - 2 tsp. cocoa powder - generous pinch salt - makes 4 cups

3. Kid Stuff

1 cup peanut butter puff cereal - 1 cup yogurt-covered pretzels, broken into bite-size pieces - 1/2 cup raisins - 1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds - makes 3 cups

4. Protein Fix

1/2 cup sliced beef jerky - 1/2 cup store-bought kale chips - 1/2 cup salted roasted pecans - 1/2 cup rice crackers, broken into bite-size pieces - 1/2 cup carrot chips, broken into bite-size pieces - pinch salt - makes 2 1/2 cups

5. Far Eastern

2/3 cup salted roasted cashews - 2/3 cup sesame sticks - 1/2 cup sliced dried mango - 1/2 cup puffed rice cereal - 1/2 cup dried wasabi peas - 2 tbsp. sliced candied ginger - makes 3 cups

6. Health Nut

2/3 cup salted roasted walnuts - 2/3 cup salted roasted almonds - 1/2 cup dried blueberries - 1/2 cup dried sour cherries - 2 tbsp. hemp seeds - generous pinch salt - makes 2 1/2 cups

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