Cranberry Trail Mix

Cranberry Trail Mix is the perfect sweet and salty, crunchy snack made with dried cranberries, dark chocolate, yogurt-covered raisins, and nuts.

This easy trail mix recipe is the perfect Treat to serve up on movie night or package in a ziplock bag to take on the go. Healthy trail mixes are so easy to make in a matter of minutes! Try out other versions like our Costco Trail Mix or Chocolate Peanut Butter Trail Mix for more easy snacks. 

Cranberry Trail Mix spilling out of glass jar

CRANBERRY TRAIL MIX

This Cranberry and Nuts Trail Mix recipe is one of the easiest tasty treats you’ll ever make. With the simple ingredient list, all you have to do is toss together the cranberries, chocolate, raisins, and almond mixture for a delicious trail mix.

Cranberry Trail Mix ingredients in separate glass bowls

Thanks to the sweet cranberries, yogurt-covered raisins, and chocolate, this is a surprisingly kid-friendly trail mix. Since it’s also a good source of protein and an overall healthy nut-based trail mix, you can feel good about giving it to them. The nuts are a nice low-carb ingredient that keep you full without lots of sugar. 

Cranberry Trail Mix in glass bowl before mixing

Cranberry Fruit & Nut Trail Mix is the perfect snack to take with you on-the-go. Package up the cranberry and nuts trail mix in individual ziplock bags with 1- 1 ½ cups trail mix in each bag. Then you can just grab a bag of low-carb trail mix on your way out the door. It’s the perfect snack to munch on throughout the workday, bring on the hiking trail, or take on a road trip.

Cranberry Trail Mix in glass bowl

If you’re looking for more portable and delicious snack recipes try out our Homemade Chewy Granola Bars or Chicago Mix Popcorn. Just like this recipe, they’re super easy to make and always a hit with the whole family. 

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HOW TO ROAST NUTS

We’ve used roasted almonds and cashews in this low-carb trail mix. You can easily find a roasted cashew and almond mixture at your local grocery store, but if you have raw almonds and cashews, roasting them yourself is pretty easy!

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Then toss the nuts in ¼ cup of sunflower oil. Since you’re making the buttery almonds and cashews yourself, you can also add salt or other seasonings you’d like at this stage. Try sprinkling on some sugar, cinnamon, salt, or other spices to add some extra flavor to the Cranberry and Nut Trail Mix. 
  3. Once they are well coated, lay the nuts in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  4. Put the sheet in the oven to roast for 10 minutes. Remove the tray and stir to move the position of the nuts and help them bake evenly. Put them back in the oven for 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Let the toasted nuts cool down before tossing them in the trail mix.

Cranberry Trail Mix in glass jar

VARIATIONS ON CRANBERRY TRAIL MIX

  • Cinnamon sugar mix: For a touch of cinnamon sugar in the trail mix, toss the almonds and cashews in a mixture of sunflower oil, white sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon. Once they’re coated, heat them for a few minutes in the oven. Then let them cool before tossing them in the Cranberry Fruit & Nut Trail Mix. 
  • Quick cranberry-pumpkin seed trail mix: Cranberries are often used in seasonal baking. If you want to make this more of an autumn or holiday snack, try adding toasted pumpkin seeds. You can even use pumpkin-spiced seeds for some extra seasonal flavor. 
  • Chocolate chips: Instead of dark chocolate chunks, you can try using different kinds of chocolate chips. Milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips would all taste amazing with the cranberries. 
  • Mix-ins: Feel free to experiment with lots of different mix-in items in your low-carb trail mix. You can add a cup of raisins or golden raisins to either replace or go along with the yogurt-covered raisins. You could also add sunflower seeds, peanuts, cinnamon chips or coconut flakes. 

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HOW TO STORE CRANBERRY TRAIL MIX

  • Serve: After tossing the cranberry and nuts trail mix together, you can serve them right away or package them to store in your pantry.
  • Store: Kept in a sealed container, the low-carb trail mix can stay good in the pantry at room temperature for 4-6 weeks.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze the trail mix for up to 6 months.

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Cranberry Trail Mix

Cranberry Trail Mix is the perfect sweet and salty, crunchy snack made with dried cranberries, dark chocolate, yogurt-covered raisins, and nuts.
Yield 24 Servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups roasted almonds
  • 3 cups salted roasted cashews
  • 2 cups dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks , or chips
  • 1 cup yogurt covered raisins

Instructions

  • Mix almonds, cashews, cranberries, chocolate chunks, and yogurt covered raisins together in a large bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword: Cranberry Trail Mix

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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