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The freeze-dried berries add plenty of sweetness and crunch to this mix strawberry trail mix recipe making it a favorite of many trail mix fans. The roasted nuts, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate round out the mixture and make this a wonderful trail mix that you simply can’t stop munching! It’s super easy to make and great for any occasion, whether you’re going on a trip, want to keep something in the car in case you get stuck in traffic or you simply just love trail mix. This recipe shows you exactly how to make a delicious and well-balanced trail mix snack that’s healthier than grocery store offerings.

Bowls of strawberry trail mix with freeze dried strawberries, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate on a wooden surface.

This heavenly combo of strawberries, nuts, seeds, and chocolate in strawberry trail mix offers a truly tasty flavor experience, promising crunch and chew in every mouthful.

You might also like to snack on nut brittle or what about an easy for candied pecans? Another tempting option to consider is savoury breakfast muffins which are ideal to bring along if you’re hiking or camping.

A colorful mix of strawberry trail mix, including nuts, freeze dried berries, and chocolate in small bowls on a wooden surface.

Why You’ll Love This

Delicious: You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a tasty trail mix. In fact, the simple combo of fruit, nuts and chocolate gives this trail mix all the incredible flavor you’d hope for.
Easy to make: This trail mix is simple enough for anyone to master. After toasting the nuts and seeds, they are combined with the strawberries and chocolate, and that’s all you need to do!
Versatile: Trail mix is one of the best easy family friendly recipes. It’s a delicious snack with sweet and salty flavors and making trail mix couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re making it as a snack for the kids, a camping or hiking food or you just love trail mix, this is definitely a versatile option.

Hands holding a glass jar filled with strawberry trail mix, including a variety of nuts, chocolate, and berries.

Strawberry Trail Mix Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below

Roasted nuts: Almonds and cashews star in this recipe and roasting them brings out their amazing flavors. It’s up to you whether you use salted or unsalted nuts here.
Pumpkin seeds: These pair well with the nuts and fruit. You can omit them if you prefer, or use sunflower seeds instead.
Freeze dried strawberries: To add fruity sweetness. Sub different freeze dried fruit if you prefer.
Chocolate chunks: Choose from dark or milk chocolate. White chocolate would work too (and is good with the strawberries!)

Various types of nuts, freeze dried berries, and chocolate nibs arranged in bowls on a light surface.

How to Make Strawberry Trail Mix

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card

Toast the nuts and seeds: Toss the nuts and seeds and sprinkle over a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Bake in the oven until fragrant.
The finishing touches: Once the nuts and seeds are cool, toss with the strawberries and chocolate.

Silicone bag tipped over spilling strawberry trail mix onto a wooden surface.
Hands Cupping Homemade Trail Mix.

Check out my guide with tips for how to build a trail mix at home with whatever you have in your pantry.

Substitutions and Variations

Different fruit: Any freeze-dried fruit chips or berries would work, or you could use dried cranberries or other dried fruits.
Sweeten it up: Feel free to add small candies or banana chips if you want more sweetness.
Another kind of nut: Pecans, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, and hazelnuts are more nut options, and all of these can be toasted. Pistachios are a personal favorite of mine.

A glass jar filled with strawberry trail mix  on a wooden surface.

Serving Suggestions

Snacks: Are you making this for a camping trip or hike? There are lots more easy snack ideas that would be good. Consider other simple portable snacks such as rosemary crackers or cheddar bacon scones. Morning Glory muffins are a nice snack, too.
Main dishes:
When you set up camp, consider cooking shrimp scampi foil packs or hot dog potato foil packs.

Hands holding a glass jar filled with homemade chocolate berry trail mix against a natural outdoor background.

How to Store Strawberry Trail Mix

Store:  Keep the prepared trail mix in a mason jar, silicone bag, or plastic airtight container in a dark and cool place. You can refrigerate it if you want but that isn’t necessary. This trail mix should keep fresh for about a month.
Freeze:  It doesn’t freeze well, so only make as much as you plan to eat.

A tray of mixed nuts including cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds.

Top Tips

Watch the salt levels: It’s up to you whether to use salted or unsalted nuts. If you only have unsalted ones, you can add a little extra salt to the trail mix. Just use your own judgement.
Spice it up: Throw in some hot pepper flakes or cayenne pepper if you want a spicy taste to contrast with the other ingredients.
Portion it out: It’s a good idea to keep individual servings in silicone bags or zip-top sandwich bags, as this sweet and salty snack is too easy to eat, and you might eat more than you’d planned.

A glass jar filled with chocolate strawberry trail mix,.

Freeze Dried Strawberry Trail Mix FAQs

What exactly are freeze-dried strawberries?

They are strawberries which are frozen and then dried in a vacuum. They keep their nutrients, color and taste, and they also last for a long time. They’re crunchy and tasty. You can buy freeze dried strawberries online (these are my favorite).

What else can you put in this trail mix recipe?

Candies, popcorn, roasted fava beans, pretzels, chick peas, coconut chips or coconut flakes, or even chocolate covered raisins or yogurt covered raisins or cranberries are just some optional trail mix ingredients for you to consider. Keep in mind if adding soft candies or popcorn as mix ins, the shelf life decreases to a couple of days.

Why would you make your own trail mixes?

When you make a trail mix at home, you choose which ingredients to put in there so you can make it with all your favorite ingredients. Many grocery store bought brands contain lots of sugar and salt. Making your trail mix recipes at home means you choose the salt and sugar content.

A pair of hands holding a silicone bag filled with chocolate chunk strawberry trail mix a wooden table.

Strawberry Trail Mix Recipe

5 from 8 votes

Strawberry Trail Mix

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This heavenly combo of strawberries, nuts, seeds, and chocolate offers a truly tasty flavor experience, promising crunch and chew in every mouthful.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Cups

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup almonds, roasted, salted or unsalted
  • 1 Cup cashews, roasted, salted or unsalted
  • 1 Cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ Cup freeze dried strawberries
  • ½ Cup chocolate chunks, or nibs

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine almonds, cashews and pumpkins seeds.
  • Gently toss.
  • Pour mixture evenly in sheet pan.
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, tossing mixture halfway.
  • Remove from oven, let cool completely and then place back in the bowl.
  • Add the strawberries and chocolate.
  • Store in a glass jar, silicone bag, or Ziploc bag for easy transport.

Notes


Watch the salt levels:
It’s up to you whether to use salted or unsalted nuts. If you only have unsalted ones, you can add a little extra salt to the trail mix. Just use your own judgement.
Spice it up: Throw in some hot pepper flakes or cayenne pepper if you want a spicy taste to contrast with the other ingredients.
Portion it out: It’s a good idea to keep individual servings in Stasher silicone bags, jars, or zip-top sandwich bags, as this sweet and salty snack is too easy to eat, and you might eat more than you’d planned.

Nutrition

Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 362mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 13mg
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This strawberry trail mix recipe is easy to make and really delicious. It’s an awesome recipe that’s ideal for hiking, camping or just as a snack. You’ll have so much fun making it your own, adding other ingredients if you like or adjusting the seasonings or ingredient ratios. The combination of nuts, seeds, freeze dried fruit and chocolate chunks or chocolate nibs is a delicious one.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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