two jars filled with healthy trail mix

Heart Healthy Trail Mix Recipe

“Fast Food”…but make it healthy, with this Heart Healthy Trail Mix recipe. Keep this grab-and-go treat on hand for an easy snack. Since dark chocolate, walnuts and prunes are all heart-healthy ingredients, you don’t need to feel guilty about craving a second serving of this healthy trail mix!

ingredients used to make heart healthy trail mix - dark chocolate, almonds, prunes and walnuts

Is Trail Mix Healthy?

Trail Mix is usually made up of a mix of nuts, dried fruits and chocolate. While most trail mix recipes are considered healthy, we wanted to develop a trail mix recipe that was heart healthy.

What’s in this Heart Healthy Trail Mix?

We used some of our favorite heart healthy ingredients, like:

Prunes: Prunes can help reduce cholesterol and inflammation

Walnuts: Walnuts are an excellent source of Omega 3s, which can help prevent heart disease

Almonds: Almonds are cholesterol-free, and a great source of healthy fats

Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate contains flavanols which can help to improve blood flow

Prep now, snack later

This Heart Healthy Trail Mix recipe makes 20 servings, so you’ll have snacks for day! You can store it an an airtight container and just grab a handful at a time, or measure it out into baggies for portable portions.

top down view of a jar of heart healthy trail mix
a jar full of California Prunes Heart-Healthy Power Pairing Heart Healthy Trail Mix with Prunes, Dark Chocolate and Almonds

Heart Healthy Trail Mix

“Fast Food”…but make it healthy. Keep this grab-and-go treat on hand for an easy snack. Since dark chocolate, walnuts and prunes are all heart-healthy ingredients, you don’t need to feel guilty about craving a second serving of this healthy trail mix!
Everyone will love this Heart Healthy Trail Mix, it's a satisfyingly snack that offers a long-term energy boost for folks on the go, and for those snacking on the couch or at their desk too.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Quick & Easy
Servings 20 servings
Calories 163 kcal


  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • ¾ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ cup shelled, roasted, and salted pistachios
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup dark chocolate covered almonds
  • ½ cup California prunes about 14, quartered
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate pieces or whole dark chocolate morsels approximately 1 (3-ounce) bar
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup diced dried golden figs


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180C) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the raw almonds and walnuts to the sheet pan and toast for 10 minutes. Then immediately toss the warm nuts with the cinnamon and salt. Stir well to coat completely. Cool to room temperature.
  • Combine the cooled, seasoned nuts and all of the remaining ingredients in a large bowl or plastic bag. Stir well or seal and shake to combine this healthy trail mix.


Serving Suggestion: Looking for more easy snack ideas? Check out our Chocolate Energy Balls!


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 0.04mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword almonds, chocolate, heart health, prunes, trail mix, walnuts
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