Monster Mix

Since I eat what seems like a billion small meals a day now, I’ve been craving a lot of snack like foods.

It’s easier for me to portion out the small meals, if I think of them more like snacks, than meals.

Cravings got the best of me and I was buying tubs and tubs of the Archer Farms Monster mix from Target. It was getting a little pricey at the rate I was eating it (and having help from my husband).

I would also get to the bottom of the tub and be left with a lot of peanuts and raisins…oops, I like the m&m’s! 😉

So, I decided to make my own monster mix, customized to what my body needs and craves right now.

almonds – vitamin E, fiber, monounsaturated fat, protein

cashews – monounsaturated fat, protein

walnuts – omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber

peanuts – protein, fiber, monounsaturated fat

It’s full of nuts, with a hint of sweet from the chocolate candies and yogurt covered raisins. I went all organic and unsalted (except for the peanuts), since I’m in an organic state of mind with the pregnancy. 😀

Monster Mix


  • 1 cup unsalted walnut pieces
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup yogurt covered raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chocolate candies (a.k.a. m&m’s)


  1. Mix all together.
  2. Store in an airtight container and enjoy as a snack!


  1. Yum!! My boyfriend and I are *obsessed* with the Target monster mix…except we wind up competing for the M&Ms and peanut butter chips and then, predictably, wind up with all the healthy (er…healthier) stuff leftover at the bottom of every bag. Sigh!

  2. Well this is perfect for me. I was just thinking this morning that I need to mix myself up some kind of trail mix or something. I’m 32 weeks and cannot stop snacking! At least I should make it something healthy! I love the idea of yogurt covered raisins, those are SO good 😀

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