Not only does this trail mix taste better than most store-bought brands, but it’s way cheaper too! Similar in texture to a deconstructed KIND bar, this oven-baked mix features maple glazed nuts, tart dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips.
This trail mix definitely blurs the line between a healthy snack and a decadent treat. The mix of salty and sweet is just so good that we found ourselves polishing off the entire batch in no time at all. Portion control is a must with this trail mix! But if you’re out there burning a lot of calories, this could be just the pick-me-up you need.
The maple syrup glazed almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and coconut flakes offer a really satisfying crunch and chew. Sweet and salty all at the same time. The dried tart cherries deliver a zing of brightness that balances nicely with the richness of the chocolate chips. It’s a whirlwind of wonderful all going on at once with each handful.
So if you’re looking for a cheaper, better trail mix that you can make yourself at home, this maple glazed mix might just be your secret weapon.
Why We Love This Maple Glazed Trail Mix
↠ Maple glaze makes each piece an irresistible treat.
↠ Super easy oven baked preparation
↠ Straight up, the most delicious trail mix we have ever developed
↠ Perfect for hikes, long car rides, ski trips, or any other time you want a sweet and crunchy pick-me-up
How to make this trail mix
The preparation of this trail mix couldn’t be simpler. Watch this quick video to see it in action.
Start by preheating your oven to 300 F.
Combine the nuts, pumpkin seeds, and coconut flakes (1) into a large bowl and drizzle with the maple syrup. Using a rubber spatula, stir everything together until each piece is well coated with syrup (2). Then transfer to a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and spread evenly (3).
Place the sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool completely. No cheating here! The maple syrup glaze needs to set. Using a spatula or your hands, break apart the trail mix and place it into another bowl (4). Mix in the dried cherries and chocolate chips. And you’re done.
This trail mix will store for several days in an air-tight container at room temperature (longer if kept in the fridge). Once we’re done making a batch, we like to store them in individual portions in a reusable baggie – these ones from (Re)Zip are perfect, or we’ll use a small Stasher bag. You could also store the whole batch in a tupperware container.
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Maple Glazed Trail Mix
- ½ cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw pecan halves
- ⅓ cup unsweetened coconut chips
- ¼ cup pepitas, hulled pumpkin seeds
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- Preheat the oven to 300F.
- In a medium bowl, mix the almonds, pecans, coconut chips, pepitas, maple syrup, and salt. Stir to evenly coat.
- Spread the mixture on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Transfer trail mix to a clean bowl and add the chocolate chips and cherries.
- Store in an airtight container.
This trail mix will store for several days in an air-tight container at room temperature (longer if kept in the fridge). Once we’re done making a batch, we like to store them in individual portions in a reusable baggie - these ones from (Re)Zip are perfect, or we’ll use a small Stasher bag. You could also store the whole batch in a tupperware container.