Trail mix, considered to be the ideal snack for camper or hikers because it’s an easy on the go nutritious energy boosting snack. Well, I’m no hiker or camper, just a super busy person who loves having a quick delicious snack for a quick pick me up in the late afternoon or after a run.
One day while eating a bag of Trader Joe’s soft and juicy dried mango, I thought, this would be really good in a savory trail mix. I remembered seeing a savory recipe on Kitchen Konfidence, a wonderful food blog I love, that included mango. That’s the recipe that inspired this one I’m sharing today. I generally don’t purchase trail mix, because I have a person in my home who is allergic to peanuts, and after finding peanuts in a trail mix that was supposed to be peanut free, I was convinced to make my own. I used what I had on hand, which is what’s so great about trail mix recipes, you can make them your own.
- coconut chips
- dried mango
- dried cranberries
Look at that goodness! Spiced with chipotle chili pepper and carne asada seasoning and sweetened with maple syrup. It has just a subtle spiciness, for more spice add in more.
Beware, this stuff is so good, it’s addicting. I packaged mine in small snack containers of 1/2 cup each for portion control.