Badlands Trail Mix

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #40776

May 28, 2023

"A snack mix that celebrates the flavors of the Badlands region. This Badlands-inspired snack mix is a culinary tribute to the breathtaking Badlands National Park. Each ingredient represents the region's natural and cultural heritage, from the buffalo jerky symbolizing the iconic American bison that once roamed the park's grasslands to the dried wild sage leaves reflecting the aromatic flora found within the park. With every bite, this snack mix captures the essence of the Badlands, allowing you to savor the flavors and connect with the spirit of this awe-inspiring national park."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (150.9 g)
  • Calories 489.3
  • Total Fat - 27.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.6 mg
  • Sodium - 14324.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.4 g
  • Sugars - 36.5 g
  • Protein - 14.4 g
  • Calcium - 69.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the buffalo jerky, sunflower seeds, corn nuts, dried chokecherries or cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds, dried bison or beef jerky, toasted wheat crackers or pretzel sticks, and dried sage leaves. Toss to mix well.

Step 3

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the honey, melted butter, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if desired), and salt to taste.

Step 4

Pour the honey and spice mixture over the snack mix in the large bowl. Stir and toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated.

Step 5

Spread the coated snack mix onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

Step 6

Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even cooking and prevent burning.

Step 7

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the snack mix cool completely.

Step 8

Once cooled, transfer the snack mix to an airtight container or individual serving bags for storage.


No special items needed.

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