No-Bake Trail Mix Cookies Recipe

Try these protein-packed no-bake trail mix cookies, to give regular chocolate no-bake cookies a twist!

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No Bake Trail Mix Cookies

Homemade No-Bake Trail Mix Cookies

My friend Ruth introduced me to Trader Joe’s Trail Mix cookies while I was at Snap Conference.

They were super good, I wanted to figure out a similar recipe.  So, I bought all the ingredients, but I hadn’t had time to make it — but when inspiration struck, why not make no-bake trail mix cookies?

So I just basically used my go to no-bake cookie recipe, but switched up a few of the ingredients.  We love how they turned out!

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Why You’ll Love This No-Bake Trail Mix Cookies Recipe

  • No baking: There’s no oven (or wire rack) needed for these easy cookies — all of the work is done on the stovetop. Just be sure to prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper ahead of time to scoop these scrumptious cookies onto.
  • Healthy: Filled with good fats and vitamins from nuts and fiber from the oats and raisins, these are a filling yet somewhat healthy snack that packs in a bit of nutrition.


  • Oil: Try substituting some of the butter with coconut oil for a different flavor and to incorporate more healthy fat.
  • Nuts: You can omit them if you have a nut allergy. Or, if you prefer different nuts, try pecans, walnuts, or peanuts.
  • Chocolate: For more chocolate flavor, fold in mini chocolate chips.
  • Fruit: Try adding dried cranberries in place of, or in addition to, the raisins.
  • Nut butter: Swap out the peanut butter for cashew butter or almond butter.
  • Seeds: Add in sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.
  • Salt: Bring out the flavors of the other ingredients with a pinch of salt.
  • Spices: Season these cookies with warm flavors from cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Alternative milk: Instead of milk, use a dairy free version like almond milk or coconut milk.
  • Sugar: Swap out some or all of the granulated sugar for brown sugar for more molasses-style flavor. Or use an alternative sweetener to reduce the carbohydrates.

No-Bake Trail Mix Cookies Recipe

Print Recipe


  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup old fashion oats
  • 1/3 cup Roasted peanuts (salted or unsalted)
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins
  • 1/3 cup Plain M&M's
  • 1/3 cup Roasted Almonds (optional)
  • 1 cube butter 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetend cocoa
  • 1/4 milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter creamy or chunky, doesn’t matter


  • In a large mixing bowl combine Cheerios, oats, and trail mix and set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine  butter, sugar, cocoa and milk.  Stirring constantly, bring to a boil, allow to boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, add peanut butter and vanilla stir till combined.
  • Pour chocolate mixture over cereal mixture and stir to combine.
  • Scoop with a medium to large cookie scoop onto a cookie sheet.  Allow them to cool, I placed mine in the fridge for 30 minutes and they were set!  These would be fun for a day camp trip or picnic lunch!


Instead of the Peanuts, M&M’s, Raisins or Almonds as separate ingredients you can just use a heaping cupful of premixed Trail mix from the store, with any mixture of ingredients that you prefer. 

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    1. I think that could be good too. I would replace the 1/2 cup peanut butter with 1/2 cup butter and use a peanut free trail mix that you enjoy. Hope that helps!