healthy trail mix in a bowl on a wooden cutting board

Healthy Trail Mix

This easy, sweet and salty healthy trail mix is perfect for lunch boxes, after schools snacks, road trips, and parties. Dark chocolate chunks make it an extra-special treat the whole family will love!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 284kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 3 teaspoons hot water
  • 1 cup raw walnut halves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sultana raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chopped into medium-size chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of salt with the 3 teaspoons of hot water, and stir until most of the salt is dissolved. Add the almonds and cashews and stir to combine.
  • Spread the cashews and almonds on a small sheet pan and sprinkle with and additional 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Roast the nuts in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Take care not to burn them. Allow the nuts to cool completely before tossing with the remaining ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, combine the almonds, cashews, walnuts, cranberries, raisins and dark chocolate chunks.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.5mg