Camp Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Asian Trail Mix for National Trail Mix Day

August 31, 2012 in Trail Mix Recipes by thewrangler17

Spicy trail mix fixin's

Spicy trail mix fixin’s

Today is National Trail Mix Day. Much like our gourmet s’mores, we’re always looking to put a spin on the classics. To celebrate National Trail Mix Day, we decided to go all out with some Sweet & Spicy Asian Trail Mix (and spicy it is!). Looking around on the interwebs for a good recipe, we stumbled across Rachael Ray’s Spicy Sweet Asian Nut Mix, and decided to build off of it.

Sweet & Spicy Asian Trail Mix

Trail Mix Ingredients

  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Sesame Sticks
  • Wasabi Peas
  • Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds (regular almonds are fine, too)
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Dried Apricots
  • Crystallized Ginger
  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the sesame seeds and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and when just dissolved, stir in the soy sauce, then the chow mein noodles. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet, let cool.
  2. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl, amounts to taste. We did fairly even amounts of everything, but put in the most of what you like the best.
  3. When the chow mein noodles are cool, mix them in. (We had to wait overnight for the chow mein noodles to be dry enough to mix with the rest.)
  4. Enjoy.
Camp Recipe: Spicy Trail Mix

Camp Recipe: Spicy Trail Mix