Keto Trail Mix

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This keto trail mix is chock full of sugar free chocolate and candied nuts, and is the perfect low carb snack! Easily customizable and full of amazing textures, prep a huge batch in advance and always have keto snacks on hand! 2 grams net carbs per serving.

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Keto Snack Mix

When it comes to keto snacks, my favorites are keto energy balls, coconut cups, and this low carb trail mix

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with trail mixes. Growing up, they’d be my go-to travel snack, and 9 times out of 10, I’d return from whichever trip I’d been on to a 3/4 full package of trail mix. See, I was one of THOSE people who would selectively eat all the good parts of a trail mix and leave the…less than stellar parts there. For me, I would skip the peanuts, skip the raisins and avoid ALL the dried fruit.

In essence, I only ate the chocolate chips and the candied nuts. 

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. 

Luckily, I CAN develop my own trail mixes and I WILL put all my favorites in there- Without the raisins and without the peanuts!

Is trail mix keto? 

Depending on what trail mix you eat, it can be keto-friendly. However, many store-bought trail mixes are full of sugar, non-keto nuts and chocolate candies. 

My homemade version is 100% keto-friendly and perfect to snack on between meals! Trail mix is also great to bring on travels, lunch boxes, and even before or after a workout. 

This keto snack 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.

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How do you make trail mix? 

Like with any trail mix, you can customize it any way you like. For my one, I included keto candied nuts, of all types! I also added a bunch of keto chocolate chips, morsels, and chunks. 

The Ingredients

  • Keto chocolate chips– Use a mix of sugar free chocolate chips in dark, mik, and white. Many grocery stories stock their own, or you can use homemade chocolate
  • Candied pecans– Crunchy and crispy candied pecans that take 5 minutes to make. 
  • Candied Almonds– Vanilla almonds with a candy coating. 
  • Sugar Free nuts– Use up your favorite less popular nuts (like brazil nuts or walnuts) in this mix. 
  • Coconut cashews– Toasted coconut flakes with cashews, completely candied. 

The Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients and mix together. Transfer into a ziplock bag or sealable container. 

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Tips to make the best keto snack mix

  • This is a predominantly sweet inspired trail mix. If you’d like to add some salty flavors to combat it, add your favorite salted nuts.
  • Keep this trail mix nut free by replacing all the nuts with pepitas and pumpkin seeds.
  • Distribute the trail mix amongst small ziplock bags for quick single portioned snacks.

Storing and Freezing Trail Mix

  • To store: Leftover trail mix should be stored in a sealable container, at room temperature, for up to 2 months. 
  • To freeze: You can freeze the trail mix in a ziplock bag for up to 6 months.

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Keto Trail Mix

5 from 4 votes
This keto trail mix is chock full of candied nuts and chocolate chips, and make the perfect keto snack! Seriously addictive and easily customizable!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 1 min

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Pour into individual baggies or jars and seal to avoid added moisture.

Notes

This trail mix is customizable. Use any nuts or seeds of choice.
TO STORE: Leftover trail mix should be stored in a sealable container, at room temperature, for up to 2 months. 
TO FREEZE: You can freeze the trail mix in a ziplock bag for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 5gCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

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  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. 🙂

    1. Hahahaha mixed bag. Funny bunny.

      Oh geebuz, maybe the sister-in-law needs to be gifted all the remnants 😀

  3. Haha I literally eat trail mix the exact same way. All the good stuff goes first, then the poor peanuts and raisins are just left to sit in the bag until I forget all about it. I love the idea of trail mix that only has the good stuf!

    1. I just had the best idea……Blend the raisins, peanuts and cocoa together and make larabars 😀 Hidden goodness 😀

  4. 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!!!

    1. Oh geebuz, as long as it’s somewhere cold haha! This melted in the car into one giant chocolate lol!