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Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

This is one of my favorite snacks of all time. A perfect combination of sweet and salty. The idea behind this recipe is that its just a mixture of your favorite nuts and goodies. You can add any combo of nuts and seeds. Just don't skip the roasting part because that makes all the difference.

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Making your own trail mix assures you get exactly what you want so you don't end up with an entire bag full of leftover nuts and seeds. This healthy homemade trail will beat any mix you can get at the store.


Once trail mix cools down, transfer them to an airtight container to be stored in the fridge or freezer. Refrigeration will help maintain its freshness longer so you can store it in the fridge for up to a week or 2 months in the freezer. If you decide to freeze, let them thaw at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before eating.

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

This healthy homemade trail mix will beat store-bought versions. This trail mix recipe is sweet, salty, and filled with clean ingredients. Plus, they’re so versatile you can add any nuts and seeds of your choice.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12


  • 2 cups nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc)
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 325 F or 162 C and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and salt to a mixing bowl and give it a stir.
  •  Stir together the vanilla extract and maple syrup. Pour this on top of the nuts and stir everything together, until it's well coated.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan and use the back of a large spoon or spatula to flatten it into one layer.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, then cool and store in an airtight container.


You can add some chocolate chips or raisins. Just make sure to toss those in after everything has cooled. Substitute maple with honey if you don't like it.

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