This Buckeye Trail Mix is a perfect snack or sweet dessert to grab on the go! With chocolate and peanut butter flavors, this trail mix is just like your favorite chocolate candy — BUCKEYES!
This is one of the posts that I am super nervous to push “publish” on. Why? I am not sharing anything super personal or super vulnerable, but I am sharing a recipe with the word buckeye in the title.
What’s the big deal about that? Having been a Spartan for the past 4 years and now considering myself a Spartan for life, buckeye always has a bad taste in my mouth. In more simple terms, the Ohio State Buckeyes. Yup, this has nothing to do with one of my favorite candies that just so happens to also be called buckeye, but one of my school’s rivals — the buckeyes.
Now I am not really nervous any of my Spartan family is going to come after me for publishing a post with buckeye in the title, but I am sure it would raise some eyebrows. It actually did raise the eyebrows of my brother (a fellow Spartan) when I said that I had made a buckeye trail mix.
While Ohio State is not technically our biggest rival at Michigan State, I sure think it is. We have always been rivals with the University of Michigan, and Ohio State has always been big rivals with U of M. So you would think MSU and Ohio State would come together over a common enemy, right? Well, nope. Over the last few years especially, the Michigan State and Ohio State football games have become a BIG deal. They are the football game you just don’t want to miss out on every year.
On that note, although I am not a big football fan, I LOVE football season in East Lansing. This year is the first year I won’t be at Michigan State and it bums me out that I won’t be able to go out tailgating as easy this year. It will take a lot more work to plan ahead when I’ll be up there and where I’ll stay, blah blah blah. Football season is the best at Michigan State and even though after 4 years at a Big 10 University, I still know nothing about football, I love the atmosphere and spending my whole Saturday tailgating with friends and good food. It does not get any better than that.
So if any Buckeyes happen to be reading this post, this would definitely make a festive tailgating snack. For any Spartans reading this post (heyyyy!!), just think about the buckeye candy that we all love when you make this trail mix.
The inspiration for this Buckeye Trail Mix actually came when I was on vacation and we were touring the Kilwin’s Chocolate Kitchen and all decided to get ourselves a chocolate treat when it was over. As soon as I saw a dark chocolate buckeye behind the counter I knew it was mine. Anyone else LOVE buckeye candies? You can’t go wrong with peanut butter dipped in chocolate.
So simple, but so tasty every.single.time
This Buckeye Trail Mix is:
- Only 4 ingredients
- Easy to make
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Protein packed
- ¾ cup Roasted Peanuts, unsalted
- ⅓ cup Roasted Cashews, unsalted
- ⅓ cup Chocolate Chunks
- ⅓ cup Peanut Butter Chips
- Toss all ingredients into a small bowl and serve
- Store any leftovers in an air tight container
My favorite dairy free chocolate chunks are from Enjoy Life!
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- Did your school have a big rivalry with another school?
- Have you ever made homemade buckeyes?
I need to make homemade buckeyes ASAP! Lee has the perfect recipe for it 🙂