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 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.
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.
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.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 2mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 3g
National Trail Mix day is August 31. Be sure and whip up my Tropical Macadamia Nut Trail Mix to celebrate.
What are your favorite trail mix ingredients?
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