This Low-Carb Trail Mix is a fabulous portable snack that’s super easy to make. It is made with lower carb nuts, toasted coconut and unsweetened dark chocolate and dried fruit. Eat it by the handful or on top of smoothie bowls, oatmeal or ice-cream!
1. Toast the coconut. Place the coconut chips in a dry skillet and toast for 8-9 minutes on medium-low heat, shaking the skillet every minute or so until evenly toasted. Be careful not to burn the coconut!
2. Once the coconut cools, transfer to a bowl and break into smaller pieces or leave them whole. Do the same with pecan halves so all pieces are more or less uniform size.
3. Add peanuts, chocolate chips and dried fruit (blueberries or cranberries) and mix until combined.
4. Transfer to a jar or an airtight container and store at room temperature.
If you don't want you use peanuts and pecans, replace them with other great low-carb nuts, such as macadamia, Brazil nuts or walnuts.
Make sure your dried blueberries or cranberries are unsweetened to keep the carb count down. Sweetened dried fruit is also delicious in this mix, if you don't mind some added sugar.
If you don't want to toast coconut chips yourself, swap raw coconut chips with packaged toasted coconut (pay attention to nutritional label for added sugar and oil though).
Serve this mix on its own or on top of oatmeal, smoothie bowls, yogurt or ice-cream!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: snack
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: low carb trail mix, keto trail mix