How to Make Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

by Alli

You only need 5 ingredients to whip up a batch of Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix. It’s so good! 

Rumor has it that trail mix was invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for a quick energy snack. Cowabunga, dudes!

Trail mix has come a long way since then and this is one of my very favorites. It’s so easy to make. There’s no baking or waiting for anything to cool.

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix in white bowl

Trail mix has long been considered the perfect snack food for hikes. I like to snack on it when I need a pick-me-up afternoon snack or for a mid-morning snack after exercising.

This easy to make snack provides a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit and sustaining energy from the good fats in nuts.

Macadamia Nut Trail Mix in Clear Jar

My Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail mix is easy to throw together and you can substitute different nuts or use a different type of candy. I love a recipe that I can personalize for my specific taste.

Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

When making Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix, I don’t toast the nuts. However, if I’m using pecans, I do toast those for 10 minutes in a 350º oven. It’s a personal preference and I think macadamia nuts are tasty just as they are.

Ingredients For Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

You only need 5 ingredients to make this trail mix. 

  • Macadamia nuts
  • Dried mango
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Candied ginger
  • Milk chocolate chips

Measure out your ingredients, gently mix together and store in an air-tight container for up to one month. That’s it!

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

If you’re making this trail mix for a party or a friend, spoon the trail mix into mason jars and grab my free Happy Trails Printable tags. I also have free Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix Lid covers.

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

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Yield: 6 servings

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix in white bowl

This tropical macadamia nut trail mix is easy to put together and is so tasty.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried mango
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 T candied ginger
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients.
  2. Store in an air-tight container for up to one month.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 2mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 3g

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National Trail Mix Day is August 31. Be sure and whip this up to celebrate. 

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

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