Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix

We’ve all been talking a lot about pantry meals lately, but what about pantry snacks?!

Sweet and salty Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix is my favorite snack of all. Just a handful or two is super satisfying – with the protein and fat in the nuts, it quells those hunger pangs. The cherries provide a nice tart sweetness and the dark chocolate chips a decadent touch. Salted almonds give you that glorious sweet/salty situation.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix - Pour all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir together to mix. Store at room temperature in a sealed 32-ounce mason jar and enjoy whenever you need a quick and satisfying snack!

Basically, this crave-able homemade trail mix recipe is one that hits all the notes. So, I thought I’d share! (Plus, it can be made entirely from pantry ingredients too!)

Is Trail Mix Healthy?

“Healthy” is relative! These days, I view “healthy” through the lens of nutrients – how many nutrients are in a food? Trail mix is nutrient dense, and to me, that means it’s healthy. But it’s also dense in calories and fats, so if you’re watching either of those, you may want to keep this in mind. Fortunately, even a small amount of this trail mix is extremely satisfying – and a little goes a long way.

For this Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix, we have almonds, cashews, dried cherries, and dark chocolate – all of which are wonderfully nutrient dense foods.

  • Almonds are rich in protein, magnesium, vitamin E, and fiber. (source)
  • Cashews have protein, heart-healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants. (source)
  • Dried cherries contain potassium, vitamin C, B complex, and antioxidants. (source)
  • Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols, iron, copper, magnesium, and zinc. (source)

Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix - Pour all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir together to mix. Store at room temperature in a sealed 32-ounce mason jar and enjoy whenever you need a quick and satisfying snack!

To make Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix, just dump the four ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. This homemade trail mix recipe makes just enough to fit into a 32-ounce mason jar, with about a handful left over for an immediate snack. The perfect amount!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix - Pour all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir together to mix. Store at room temperature in a sealed 32-ounce mason jar and enjoy whenever you need a quick and satisfying snack!

Did you make this recipe?   Leave a review »

Dark Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix

This simple trail mix recipe hits all the right notes – sweet, salty, and satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups roasted salted almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 (5-ounce) package dried cherries (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Pour all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir together to mix. Store at room temperature in a sealed 32-ounce mason jar and enjoy whenever you need a quick and satisfying snack!

Vegan/dairy-free option

Use vegan/dairy-free chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

Yield: About 4 cups, Serving Size: 1/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 278 Calories
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 38mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 7g
All images and text © for Kitchen Treaty.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a portion of the proceeds. More about this here.

Kare

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.