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This delicious, easy Tropical Trail Mix recipe is ready in just five minutes ... it's the perfect afternoon snack for hiking or any occasion!
It has been such a hot summer in Dallas ... definitely the steamiest one I can recall since moving here.
I promised myself I was going to spend more time outside this summer, but it just didn't happen. When I wasn't traveling, you could usually find me curled up on my couch enjoying the A/C. What can I say ... 100+ temps are just not for me!
Fall is almost here though, and temps are finally dipping a bit. As the weather cools, I'm looking forward to being more active and spending as much time outside as possible. I've been researching nearby hiking trails, and I can't wait to get out there. Of course, a tasty snack makes any hike a little more fun, so that's on my list, too.
If you're looking for the perfect snack for your fall outdoor adventures, then you have to try this Tropical Trail Mix!
Tropical Trail Mix
Are you a trail mix fan?
While I've always liked the idea of trail mix, I'm just not a fan of the stereotypical peanut-raisin mix. It's so boring, plus those dried out raisins are kind of gross!
I love hiking though, and trail mix is such a convenient trail snack. So I decided to create my own trail mix without raisins or peanuts ... just the good stuff.
This Tropical Trail Mix does not disappoint! It's packed with tasty, organic ingredients: cashews, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit (mango, pineapple, and banana), rich dark chocolate, and crunchy coconut chips. It takes minutes to make, and it couldn't be tastier!
If you're looking for something to take on a hike besides water, Honest Tea is the perfect choice. It's super refreshing, flavorful, and just a tad sweet or unsweetened (depending on what flavor you get) ... perfect for quenching your thirst during or after a hike!
My husband and I did an urban hike this weekend, and we took along our tea and Tropical Fruit and Nut Trail Mix.
The Trinity Skyline Trail is one of my favorite places in Dallas. It's located right by downtown Dallas and follows along the Trinity River. It's paved in some spots and gravel in other, and it's also mostly flat ... perfect for easing back into fall activities!
We've had lots of rain lately. The river was flowing, and everything was so green. It was beautiful!
Before going home, we headed to the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge.
This vintage bridge is only open to people, and you can bike or walk across it. The city has added lots of unique features to the bridge, plenty of seating, and even a playground.
We love hanging out here. It was the perfect spot to enjoy our snack before heading home!
How to Make Tropical Trail Mix
Is all this hiking talk making you hungry?
Let's talk about how to make your own trail mix with coconut, dried fruit, and other yummy ingredients ... it really couldn't be easier.
Trail mix is a blend of nuts and/or seeds, dried fruit, and perhaps something sweet.
The best part? It's easy to build your own trail mix with your favorite ingredients.
I wanted tropical flavors for my trail mix. So I used a combination of cashews, pumpkin seeds, a mixture of dried fruit (pineapple, mango, and banana), coconut chips, and dark chocolate ... you are going to love this combination of flavors!
To make this homemade trail mix, all you need to do is combine these ingredients in a big bowl and mix them together. It really couldn't be easier.
A mason jar is the perfect storage container for this trail mix. I like to keep a big jar on my kitchen counter for easy snacking.
Give this delicious Tropical Trail Mix a try ... I know you'll love it just as much as I do!
Want to experiment with your own blend? Use the same proportions that I used in my recipe, but swap in different ingredients.
If you're looking for more delicious snack ideas, make sure to to try my Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix, Homemade Pita Chips, or my Black Bean and Corn Salsa.
Tropical Trail Mix
- 2 cups cashews
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup banana chips
- ½ cup dried mango
- ½ cup dried pineapple
- ½ cup coconut chips
- ½ cup dark chocolate, broken into small pieces *
- Cut any large pieces of fruit unto smaller chunks.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Serve trail mix immediately or store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
What is your favorite hiking snack?