This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am an avid snacker. Snacks give me the pick-me-up energy zap I need to get through my day. Some of the best snacks are ones that are easy for me to grab a handful and go. Dried fruits are guilt-free snacks that can satisfy my craving for something sweet. One of my favorite ways to eat dried fruit is in a trail mix. I love to make my own trail mixes because I can add all the things I like to them and nothing I don’t. That way, I never have to pick around the things I don’t like in my trail mix!
The new Sunsweet dried fruit flavors, Philippine Green Mango and Thai Coconut Chip totally inspired me to make a trail mix that’s full of fruit flavors picked straight out of the tropics. Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals fruits are sourced from unique microclimates with the perfect growing conditions for mangoes, pineapples and coconuts.
Sweet Mirabella Mango is America’s #1 mango. The soft, thick pieces taste sweetly floral. Contrast that with Green Mango, which is picked just as it begins to ripen so it has a much tangier flavor. Sunsweet’s Philippine Pineapple is juicy and delicious (despite being dried — I have no idea Sunsweet’s secret to making it so good this way.) Thai Coconut Chips are crunchy with a warm vanilla flavor.
Tropical Trail Mix
Take your taste buds on a tropical vacation! You will love this easy-to-make tropical trail mix recipe made with: Sunsweet Philippine Mango, Philippine Pineapple, Philippine Green Mango and Thai Coconut Chip along with granola clusters and dark chocolate nibs.
What would you put in a tropical trail mix? I grabbed handfuls of Sunsweet’s dried green mango, pineapple, mango and coconut chips, and mixed them with dark chocolate nibs plus crunchy granola clusters. I decided to dice the mango and pineapple into smaller pieces for the trail mix. You could easily add in your favorite nuts. Try macadamias, almonds and/or cashews. If I’m including nuts in my trail mix, I usually like to chop them into smaller pieces, too. It makes it easier for everyone, including my kids, to eat.
Tropical Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup Sunsweet Philippine Mango, diced
- 1/2 cup Sunsweet Philippine Green Mango, diced
- 1/2 cup Sunsweet Pineapple, diced
- 1/2 cup Thai Coconut Chips
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate nibs
- 1 1/2 cups granola clusters
Directions: Mix all Sunsweet fruits, dark chocolate nibs and granola clusters in a bowl and enjoy! Store in an airtight container.
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Head over to Sunsweet and vote for your favorite tropical vacation getaway and be entered for a chance to win! Once you’ve entered the #FindYourParadise Sweepstakes, come back and leave a comment below, letting me know WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE YOUR TROPICAL VACATION?