Take a trip to the tropics with this island-inspired tropical trail mix with cashews, macadamia nuts, banana chips, dried pineapple and coconut.
Happy Friday! Surprise, I’m back again with another trail mix recipe! 🙂 Hopefully you’ve been enjoying all of these mixes as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing them.
Today’s tropical trail mix is coming at the perfect time considering it’s freezing outside and I’d give anything to be on a tropical island right now — or any place warm for that matter. But no, we have plans to go to New York for the weekend instead. And it’s going to be waaay colder there than it is here. Brrrr……
We’ve been planning this trip for a few weeks and for whatever reason I hadn’t really thought about the fact that I was going to need to pack some serious winter gear. Hats, gloves, scarves… the whole nine yards.
I guess I was too busy planning what snacks I was going to bring. This always happens to me. Every trip I go on I brainstorm what snacks I’m packing long before I pack my clothes and toiletries. Isaac doesn’t understand this concept at all. Please tell me I’m not the only one that does this?!
Luckily packing snickety snacks for this trip will be a breeze because I have some trail mix left over and plenty of Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls waiting in the freezer. Perfection.
Sadly, we don’t have any of this Tropical Trail Mix left over. It was one of my favorites so it didn’t last long.
The dried pineapple combined with crunchy banana chips, coconut flakes, cashews and creamy macadamia nuts makes for an irresistible mix. As an added bonus this mix is super easy to toss together because there are no seasonings or roasting necessary. You simply toss the nuts and dried fruit together and enjoy! Gah, talking about how easy it is to whip up makes me want to toss together another batch before we leave this afternoon. Yup, that probably needs to happen.
For the pineapple, I used Trader Joe’s Dried Baby Pineapple. It’s unsweetened and unsulfured so it’s a bit darker than the sugar coated dried pineapple you find at some stores. It’s still plenty sweet — I actually think it tastes better than the extra sugary stuff.
If you enjoyed this trail mix recipe, you can also check out my roundup of trail mix recipes.