*Just want to let you know that this post is sponsored by my friends at Dang Foods. As always, I only recommend products that I use and enjoy myself. All opinions are my own. #DangThatsGood*
Thai-Inspired Homemade Trail Mix – sweet and salty, and even spicy if you wish, it’s the perfect flavorful crunch for all of your snacking pleasures.
This is an exciting and busy time of year for most families.
For us, the kids are headed back to school. High school football games are on the schedule (hubby is a coach). Baseball fall ball for my son happens several times a week. And I’m considering getting the girls back in gymnastics again.
It’s a full schedule and that means healthy portable snacks are a must!
I’m diversifying our snack game and adding a little Asian flair to an easy snack mix recipe. It’s crunchy, sweet, salty, and addictive. You’re gonna love this Thai Inspired Homemade Trail Mix!
Easy to Make/Easy to Find Ingredients
This flavorful homemade trail mix recipe is easy to make.
All of the ingredients are easily found in most local grocery stores.
You could certainly switch out other nuts/seeds to your favorites, but I find this combo to work best with the Thai flavors of the peanut sauce. But definitely don’t forget the Dang Toasted Coconut Chips – they are a wonderfully sweet contrast to the nuts, seeds, and grains.
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Dang Coconut Chips
I used Dang Coconut Chips Original Recipe in my homemade trail mix. They bring a wonderful sweetness and crunch, and they were the inspiration behind my choice to use Thai flavors to season this crunchy snack mix.
All of Dang’s coconut chips are made from 100% Thai coconuts toasted to perfection for a naturally sweet flavor and deliciously satisfying crunch. With as much fiber and less sugar than a medium apple, they’re a tasty convenient way for the whole family to get their fruit fix.
I love that I can pick up Dang Coconut Chips right where I do most of my shopping, like Walmart and Target. As I mentioned earlier, you’ll find all of the other ingredients for this recipe in either of those stores as well.
While you’re picking up the Original Recipe flavor of Dang Coconut Chips for this Thai Inspired Homemade Trail Mix recipe, consider also giving these other flavors a try:
- Original Recipe Coconut Chips (Walmart/Target)
- Lightly Salted Coconut Chips (Walmart/Target)
- Caramel Sea Salt Coconut Chips (Walmart/Target)
- Chocolate Sea Salt Coconut Chips (Walmart)
If you happen to live by a Sprouts, you’ll find all four flavors there as well.
Because Dang is so awesome, they are offering you a printable coupon to use at your store of choice.
Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
This tasty snack has it all – texture, flavor, crunch. It’s a sweet and salty mix that will make your tastebuds sing.
The Thai peanut sauce takes just minutes to whisk together and it caramelizes beautifully on the components of the mix when baked.
It will come out of the oven still a bit soft, but just set it aside on the baking sheet and it will develop that crunch as it sits. You don’t want to over bake it because it will burn.
Make a Big Batch
This recipe makes a lot, but don’t be scared.
It’s great for munching at get togethers, parties, and game day.
Pack it up into little containers or baggies and stuff it into lunch boxes or take along on a picnic. Heck, just throw one in your purse to have on hand when hunger strikes.
Store it in an air-tight container on the counter – I like to use large glass jars – and it will keep for a few weeks.
Thai Inspired Homemade Trail Mix
I hope you love this crunchy Thai flavored Homemade Trail Mix as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating.
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- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup raw shelled peanuts
- 1 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup whole grain oat O-shaped cereal
- 1 cup small pretzels (gluten free, if desired)
- 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 1 cup Dang Toasted Coconut Chips, Original
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup organic natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- dash or two of sraracha (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, O-shaped cereal, pretzels, and black sesame seeds. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, whisk together the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut aminos, Thai red curry paste, coconut oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and sriracha (if using). Whisk until smooth and pourable. This will take just a minute or two.
Immediately pour the warm peanut sauce over the snack mix and stir well so all the ingredients are covered in the sauce.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into an even layer.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir, and bake another 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and add the coconut chips and golden raisins and mix.
Let cool on the baking sheet on a wire cooling rack for 20-30 minutes. It will still be a bit soft when it comes out, but don't worry, it will continue to crisp up as it sits.