This Trail Mix is a healthy mix of nuts and seeds, plus dried cherries and dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.Β  It’s the perfect snack for the back-to-school rush or to pack in your work bag or purse when you’re on the go!

overhead view of trail mix in blue bowl

When life gets busy we all need quick snacks that we can throw in our bag on our way out the door. I’ve been reaching for a handful of this homemade trail mix when hunger hits and I need something easy to snack on.

all trail mix ingredients gathered in glass dish ready to mix

This trail mix recipe is full of healthy nuts and seeds, plus some dark chocolate chips and dried cherries to make you feel like you’re treating yourself to something sweet too. I know I’m not the only one who craves a little something sweet to get me through the afternoon slump, right? With this trail mix, you get a taste of sweetness along with a protein-packed mix of nuts and seeds so you don’t crash from a sugar rush 30 minutes later.

I used raw almonds and walnuts in my trail mix, plus roasted and lightly salted cashews for a little hit of salt. The sweet-salty combo was just right. I debated about whether or not to add the toasted coconut to this trail mix, and I’m so glad I did. I love the flavor and texture it gives, and the little bits of toasted coconut that combine with the sunflower seeds are delicious!

mixed trail mix in dish, scooping out servings with measuring cup

I recommend making a batch of this trail mix on the weekend, and then portioning it out into individual snack bags so it’s easy to grab when you’re on the go during the week. I find a heaping ΒΌ cup serving to be just right.

What are your favorite trail mix add-ins? Please share in the comments! πŸ™‚

trail mix in individual servings in zip top bags

overhead view of trail mix in blue bowl

Energy Boosting Trail Mix

Servings: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A delicious homemade trail mix full of healthy nuts and seeds, plus dried cherries and dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. It's the perfect snack on the go!


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup cashews, I used roasted and lightly salted
  • Β½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cherries, or cranberries
  • ΒΎ cup dark chocolate chips


  • Place coconut flakes in a small skillet on the stove. Toast over medium-low heat, until lightly golden and fragrant, gently stirring often. This should take only 2 or 3 minutes; watch the coconut carefully so it doesn't burn. Let cool before mixing with other trail mix ingredients.
  • Place toasted coconut and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl or storage container; stir to mix. Store trail mix in an airtight container at room temperature, or divide into individual portions in zip-top baggies. I find that a heaping 1/4 cup is the perfect serving size. Enjoy!
Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 218kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 206mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 215IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Snack
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This Energy Boosting Trail Mix with Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate is a yummy and healthy snack! Packed with nuts, seeds, dried cherries and chocolate chips for the perfect balance of salty and sweet!

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