Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

The ultimate low carb and sugar free trail mix chock full of chocolate morsels, crunchy candied nuts, and candy chunks, but completely healthy! Perfect for snacking, holidays, gifts, and more, this delicious snack mix is paleo, vegan, keto-friendly, gluten free, dairy free, grain free and sugar free! 

Sugar-Free Candied Trail Mix (Keto, Low Carb, Paleo)- Easy homemade candied trail mix made with zero sugar or oil- Perfect for holidays, gifts and every day guilt-free snacking! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- #nuts #sugarfree #lowcarb #ketodessert #trailmix | Recipe on thebigmansworld.com

 

Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by Regina George Trail Mix.

I have. 

During my time at college, I slowly accumulated half eaten bags of trail mix. So much so, I filled three Costco sized canisters with the remnants. The reason for this was because EVERY single trail mix on the market (even these ones which have peanut butter cups in them and these ones which ARE tempting) always had two or three items in it which were bland, boring and simply fillers. The thing was, they weren’t just fillers- They easily made up over 75% of the packaging!

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Ever time I’d buy a package of trail mix, it would be the same method- 

STEP 1- Eat all the M & M candies.

STEP 2- Eat all the candied nuts.

STEP 3- Eat all the random chocolate chips or buttons.

STEP 4- Eat all the expensive and rare nuts (cashews, pecans, and the elusive Brazil nuts)

STEP 5- Scoff at the raisins, dried fruit, peanuts and then tell myself I’d eat them later.

Ha.

STEP 6- Toss everything into the Costco sized canisters and fend it off to others. 

I had to discuss this with Alexis. 

“Why don’t retailers just make trail mixes with all the good stuff in there? Seriously, it’s either full of raisins, peanuts or a combination of both.”

“It’s probably because they balance out the better mix-ins, which are typically candy or chock full of sugar.”

Touche. 

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

If I developed and made trail mixes, I would make it UNLIKE any of the other out there- I firstly make it peanut free, raisin free, and just for good measure, dried fruit free. In fact, I would make the whole thing taking a sweet theme because the sweet parts are always the best bits. 

Wait…Why DON’T I make this myself?

BOOYAH!

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy low carb and sugar free candy inspired trail mix is the ULTIMATE trail mix- It has all the best parts of any traditional trail mix out there, but with a healthy twist. They are taste, texture and sweet and salty lovers dream- Sweet morsels of chocolate (dark, milk and white chocolate) mixed with crunchy and flavorful nuts candied to perfection. Before you assume this to be some sugar bomb, think again- It’s made with no sugar, no sticky sweeteners and even has an option for homemade low carb and paleo friendly white chocolate! Bonus? When assembled together, this trail mix is completely paleo, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and grain free! 

To make this low carb and sugar free Candy trail mix, you’ll need to assemble it in bits and pieces. We’ll go through the process below, and I’ll share some easy hacks and my recommendations for packaged pieces to it! 

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The ‘candy part’-

What is better than one kind of chocolate? Covering ALL your bases, sizes, types, and forms. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chunks, chocolate chips, chocolate buttons and chocolate pieces. However, most/all of them are sugar free, dairy free, low and/or lower carb and even a homemade paleo version too!

Dark chocolate chunks or chips- My favorite dark chocolate chips are naturally gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly. They are also available in delicious chunk form (my personal favorite). However, these aren’t sugar free. I’ve tried a couple of lower carb/sugar free chocolate chips and this one is my favorite– It tastes similar to a standard chocolate chip, and fits the bill- Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy free and sugar free! 

Standard chocolate chunks or chips- This portion is optional, but this brand of Sugar Free Chocolate chips would be suitable for this, but as they aren’t dairy free or vegan, you’re best to just increase the amount of the dark kind. 

White chocolate chips (dairy free and vegan only) I’ve tried baking with these before and was quite disappointed. However, they work perfectly in trail mixes like this, as they taste delicious eaten on its own. 

Homemade white chocolate chunks- This is my go-to white chocolate chunk recipe- I’ve used it in these no bake cookies, these protein bars, and even in these chewy snacks too. Like the chocolate chips, they don’t bake well at all, which is fine for this! 

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

TIP! As the candied nuts are already sweet enough, feel free to combat this with chopping up this dark chocolate baking bar. It’s based off 100% cocoa, so on its own, it’s extremely bitter. However, if you love all things dark and robust, definitely consider it! 

The ‘candied nuts’ part-

If you’ve been around here within the past couple of weeks, you’ll have seen some delicious sugar free candied nuts here. We’ll be using two of them in today’s trail mix and BOTH of them are peanut free, so you have no excuses. Bonus? You don’t even need an oven to make either of them!

Sugar Free Candied Pecans- I don’t play favorites, but pecans are my favorite. They are buttery and flavorful and get even better when caramelized. 

Sugar Free Candied Almonds- Second ONLY to the pecans, these almonds are just as good, and are a cheaper option than the pecans if you only want to include one nut in the mix. 

TIP! Want a combination of ALL nuts? Go back to the OG of candied nuts recipes and whip these up– You can even go gaga and make them all Brazil nuts too, HOLLA! 

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

HACK! While all things sweet are absolutely delicious, there is ONE little thing we can do to make this healthy low carb and sugar free candy trail mix even better- Add a sprinkle of sea salt. By doing this, it will not only bring out the sweetness of the candied nuts, it also gives the candy pieces a delicious sweet and salty texture which, as we all know, beats out any others out there.

Make this healthy lower carb and sugar free CANDY Trail Mix and never leave a morsel behind.

Trail mix game changer.

Healthy Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix
Serves 3
The ultimate low carb and sugar free trail mix chock full of chocolate morsels, crunchy candied nuts, and candy chunks, but completely healthy! Perfect for snacking, holidays, gifts, and more, this delicious snack mix is paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, grain free and sugar free!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup sugar free candied pecans
  2. 1/2 cup sugar free candied almonds
  3. 1/2 cup mixed chocolate chips ('milk', dark, 'white')
  4. 1/2 cup chocolate chunks/morsels
  5. 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until fully incorporated.
  2. Pour into individual baggies or jars and seal to avoid added moisture.
Notes
  1. Feel free to substitute other nuts, but follow the directions above to make them correctly.
  2. To keep things less sweet, feel free to add an extra full cup of unsalted or salted nuts.
  3. Candy trail mix can be kept for up to 4 weeks in a sealed container. It's also freezer friendly.
The Big Man's World ® https://thebigmansworld.com/
More delicious snack ideas lower in carbs and sugar free? Gotcha covered!

These DIY Hot Cocoa mix is completely sugar free, but you’d never be able to tell! 

A light and fluffy mug cake tasting like a cinnamon roll– It’s a huge reader favorite! 

Hot chocolate meets cake meets low carb? Count yourself lucky! 

Thick and fluffy pancakes which resemble a pillow….seriously. 

Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (V, GF, Paleo)- A guilt-free trail mix LOADED with all the good stuff- Chocolate chips, chunks, candied nuts and NO boring bits- Perfect for snacking, gifts, DIY, holidays and more! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Have you ever found an all-around perfect trail mix?

Favorite trail mix add-in? 

The Big Man’s World  is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. This means that if you click and make a purchase, TBMW receives a small commission, at no cost to you. Cheers, hugs, and handshakes for supporting TBMW! 

Connect with me below-

Facebook - /thebigmansworld
Pinterest - /thebigmansworld
Instagram - @thebigmansworld
Twitter - @thebigmansworld
Bloglovin - thebigmansworld
Email - [email protected]
Snapchat - thebigmansworld

The Big Man’s World ® Arman Liew owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes, pictures and content to be reproduced anywhere other than this site unless authorization is given. If you enjoyed this recipe and would like to publish it on your own website, please re-write it, in your own words and link back to my site and recipe page. Copying and/or pasting full recipes and pictures to social media or personal blogs is strictly prohibited. Read my disclosure and copyright policy. This post may contain affiliate links.

Categories:

Clean eating diet food Healthy Gluten Free Recipes Healthy Paleo Recipes Healthy Vegan Recipes recipe

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Comments

17 thoughts on “Low Carb Sugar Free Candy Trail Mix (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. Oh it’s just so easy to buy trail mix but I completely agree, there is never a kind that has ALL the ingredients I like. And I haven’t tried any of those chocolate chips, thanks for linking them bc I’ll need to try them in a few recipes.

  2. Hahaha…I totally agree! Trail mix is such a mixed bag (no pun intended). I try to be fair and just grab handfuls and then deal with what I get. That way the last handful still might have some good stuff in it. But my sister-in-law totally goes diving and pulls out the best pieces and then leaves the rest on the counter. Needless to say, I’m not impressed. I think I called her the Christmas Grinch one year for that move. Anyways, love the idea of making it yourself instead! I need to do this ASAP…but call me weird as I actually like the peanuts. Mmmm…salt + chocolate. 🙂

  3. Haha you kill me with all of your mean girl references and yes, I have been personally victimized by trail mix lol. My mom used to give me little boxes of trail mix for lunch as a kid and I would just eat the chocolate chips and then throw out the rest. Amen to this trail which contains all the good stuff and no fillers!!!

  4. Pingback: Coffee Talk #23

Have a comment? Go for it!