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Island Trail Mix

  • Author: Streusel
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: About 2 1/2 hours
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


2 c. raw walnuts (pieces and halves)

1 c. raw whole almonds

1 c. unsweetened coconut flakes

1/3 c. brown sugar

3 T. salted butter

2 T. avocado oil

1 t. vanilla

1/2 t. salt

4 oz. plantain chips (broken up a bit)

1/2 c. ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Combine the nuts, coconut, sugar, vanilla, butter, oil and salt in the instant pot or crock pot.
  2. Set the instant pot on slow cook for 2 hours or if using a crock pot, high for 30 minutes and low for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Stir every 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and after the 2 hours, spread the mix onto the baking sheet to cool.  I let mine cool overnight.
  5. The sugar doesn’t really melt so it creates a nice coating which when eaten outdoors will cause you to lick it off your hands.  If you don’t like licking sugary salty goodness off your hands I suggest substituting half of the sugar for maple syrup or honey.
  6. Once completely cool, mix the nut mix in a large bowl with both types of chips.  Spoon into jars to give to friends or bag up and stick it in your backpack for happy hiking!