How to Make Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

by Alli

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!

Macadamia nuts and unsweetened coconut are two of the ingredients in my Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix. Click the pic to read more and get the free printables or save it for later.

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

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.

My Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail mix is easy to throw together and you can substitute different nuts or use a different type 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.

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

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

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

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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

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

Happy Trails - Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

National Trail Mix day is August 31. Be sure and whip up my Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix to celebrate.

Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix

What are your favorite trail mix ingredients?

 

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20 comments

Chris Lewis August 29, 2016 - 6:09 am

This mix looks amazing! Talk about energy filled and something that could really help sustain you during the day! This is definitely on my list to make for myself and the kids!

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dana vento August 29, 2016 - 9:14 am

Love your tags on the jars and I have to agree I too prefer a toasted pecan over a toasted macadamia There is just something about a raw macadamia crunch that makes it rule supreme. Thanks for this tropical macadamia nut trail mix recipe, I am going to give it a whirl.

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zan August 29, 2016 - 10:49 am

I agree that trail mix is such an easy snack but at the same time, so energizing. I will have to try out this tropical one – mango, coconut and macadamia nuts together sounds delish! I love the tags, too. They tend to add that personalized touch to things.

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Amanda Love August 29, 2016 - 10:55 am

This is the kind of trail mix that you’d like to have during the fall and winter season, just to remind you of the summer! I really like that it requires little ingredients but it’s definitely not missing out on taste! It’s easy to put together, that’s my kind of snack.

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Jeanette August 29, 2016 - 12:30 pm

You had me at macadamia nut! If you throw macadamia nuts on almost anything I will eat it. I love macadamia nuts.

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Angelic Sinova August 29, 2016 - 1:01 pm

That Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix looks super yummy. I’m not the biggest fan of premade trail mix because I like to add as much of each item as I want, so I LOVE making my own trail mix. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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Pam August 29, 2016 - 2:29 pm

I always like making my own trail mix to snack on while traveling. I will have to try this recipe next time I am heading on a trip.

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Jacqui - @TradesofJacqui August 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

I absolutely adore macadamia nuts! This is a great snack idea. And those lid stickers! I’m wanting to get my own camper, and that struck a cord with me :). Great post!

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lisa August 29, 2016 - 2:36 pm

This trail mix sounds amazing. I love dried mangos and coconut. And everything else you add to it sounds so good too!

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Jaime Nicole August 29, 2016 - 5:35 pm

This sounds like a really tasty trail mix. I love macadamia nuts-they remind me of my trip to Hawaii.

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Dee August 29, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Everything in this trail mix sounds awesome! I also love the fact that the items can all be found at your locale supermarket. This is something I am going to have to make for me and my family.

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Jasmine Eclipse August 29, 2016 - 7:24 pm

I love this! And I also love the little jars you put them in too! I’m from Hawaii, so I have a soft spot for tropical fruits and macadamia nuts!

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai August 29, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Mmm…macadamia nuts and pecans, love them! Your trail mix sounds wonderful That little scoop is so cute, and your printables too.

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Alli August 31, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Thanks, Lorelai! I love that little scoop too. It’s a simple recipes, but sometimes simple is best, right?

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Liz Mays August 29, 2016 - 8:50 pm

Ooh, I like what you included in this mix. I wouldn’t mind making something like this as a quick snack.

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Sarah August 29, 2016 - 9:40 pm

This is a really neat trail mix idea to make up at home. Seems easy enough as well, I love macadamia nuts so I think this will be my new favorite snack!

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Robin Rue August 30, 2016 - 11:09 am

I love trail mix but have never thought to make it tropical. What a great variation on something that I already love.

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Chubskulit Rose August 30, 2016 - 11:40 am

I love tropical trail mix, they are healthy to snack on. I never tried one with the macadamia though, this looks awesome.

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Bonnie @wemake7 August 30, 2016 - 8:45 pm

Oh my gosh!! This is way to cute and I love those little shovel things. What an awesome idea!

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Michelle August 31, 2016 - 12:07 pm

Oh trail mix is my favorite and you packaged it so gorgeously. I can’t wait to try it.

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