8 Healthy Snacks You Can Make Using Trail Mix

8 Healthy Snacks You Can Make Using Trail Mix

If you need a healthy midday snack, try one of these trail mix treats.

Chocolate Bark

All you have to do to make delicious sweet and salty chocolate bark is melt chocolate (keep it healthy by using dark chocolate with 70 percent cacao or higher), pour it out onto a piece of waxed paper, and then sprinkle it with trail mix. When the chocolate sets, break the bark into smaller pieces.


Whoever said cookies couldn't be healthy didn't know about these soft and chewy treats. Make them even healthier by using whole-wheat flour and dark chocolate chips.

Granola Bars

Granola bars are a great snack when you're on the go, but the store-bought versions can be packed with sugar and offer little nutritional value. This healthier version is loaded with rolled oats, nuts, and spices. Replace the nuts with trail mix for more flavor and variety! 

Healthier Rice Krispies Treats

Here's a fun fact: You don't need marshmallows to hold Rice Krispies treats together — half a cup of nut butter and one third of a cup of honey (heated together in a saucepot until fully combined) will keep about four cups of cereal together. Try mixing your favorite wholesome cereal with some trail mix, coating the mixture in the honey and almond butter, and then pressing the mixture into a pan to cool. 

Lettuce Cups

Looking for a savory way to use trail mix? Combine it with shredded chicken breast and plain Greek yogurt for healthy and delicious chicken salad. Then wrap the chicken salad in bibb lettuce leaves for a portable snack! Just be sure you use a trail mix that doesn't include chocolate!

Protein Bars

If you've ever made your own protein bars, then you know that you need three things: a source of protein, some delicious flavor, and something to hold it all together. Try combining trail mix (for protein and flavor) with nut butter or dried dates until you have a sticky paste that you can mold into your scratch-made bars.

Trail Mix Bread

This wholesome and flavorful bread can be sliced and packed as a snack, but it's also great toasted and used to make sandwiches.

Trail Mix Clusters

Remember those delicious chocolatey no-bake cookies you ate growing up? Us too. And we love them. This recipe reminds us of those classic healthy treats; just mix trail mix with melted chocolate and then drop the clusters on a sheet pan to cool. How easy (and delicious) is that?