College Recipes: Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix is one of my favorite snacks because of the variety. Raisins, chocolate chips, granola, and peanuts… yum! When I get to the bottom of the bag, I’m usually left with a ton of chocolate chips and peanuts. Recently, I didn’t want to waste the remnants by throwing them out, so I combined my favorite type of cookie with my favorite snack!


  1. ¼ cup butter (or plant-based butter)
  2. 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  3. ¾ cup white sugar
  4. 3 cups rolled oats (regular dry oatmeal)
  5. ¾ cup brown sugar (or white sugar with 1 tablespoon honey)
  6. 1 cup trail mix
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup peanut butter (1 cup any nut butter)
  10. ¼ flour (or coconut flour)


  1. Preheat oven to 350* F.
  2. Mix the sugars, eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter together until they are combined and creamy.
  3. Then mix in baking soda, oats, trail mix, and flour.
  4. You may need to add more flour if the dough does not bind together enough to form into balls. Add a little flour at a time, or else your dough will become dry when baked. 
  5. Scoop into 2-inch balls on a cookie sheet. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  7. Let rest on cookie sheet for 5-10 more minutes, then transfer to a drying rack or plate. These cookies have a tendency to be gooey and loose, so the longer they sit on the cookie sheet after baking will help them settle and become more solid.
  8. Enjoy!

Isobel Nardone

Isobel Nardone is a department head for The Daily Runner.