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5 Minute Trail Mix Bark

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Trail Mix Bark – Made in 5 minutes, uses simple ingredients and is perfect for when you need an energy boost. Includes coconut oil, nuts/seeds, and dried fruit.

Finished Trail Mix Bark on silver platter over a napkin

I love a good snack!

Especially in the afternoon when I can feel a bit tired. It is also usually the time when I desperately need a snack to finish out the workday and when my sweet tooth tends to hit me the hardest. I do try to make my snacks as healthy as possible. So when I stumbled upon Stephanie Springs’s recipe for Trail Mix Bark, you know I had to try it.

This recipe is the perfect snack because it requires few ingredients and absolutely no baking. Actually, the only cooking that is involved is melting some coconut oil in the microwave. Talk about #winning. It’s also a great way to combine coconut oil (a healthy fat), chocolate, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. This recipe also can be customized to add any of your favorite toppings.

When I think about bark, the super sweet version is usually what comes to mind. Now don’t get me wrong because I do enjoy the dessert type bark on occasion as well. However, I do love that this recipe doesn’t require much sugar and is again a great source of healthy fat. It also has the addition of chia seeds to give an extra boost of fiber to make you feel fuller longer. This will definitely be on my regular snack rotation.

Speaking of snacks…

Last year I made Stephanie’s recipe for Homemade Lemon Larabars. They were just as delicious and she is definitely becoming my snack inspiration. Be sure to check out her blog at and her version of my Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie.

close-up side view of Trail Mix Bark

overhead view of trail mix bark on silver tray over napkin

Trail Mix Bark

Trail Mix Bark – Made in 5 minutes, uses simple ingredients and is perfect for when you need an energy boost. Includes coconut oil, nuts/seeds, and dried fruit.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: trail mix bark
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 184kcal


  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 teaspoons cacao powder
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  • Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a microwaveable dish, melt the coconut oil.
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*I substituted sliced almonds instead of whole almonds


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 0.2mg
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    January 29, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    That trail mix bark looks so good!

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      January 30, 2018 at 6:07 PM

      Thank you 🙂

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    January 29, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    That is such a good idea to switch out the whole almonds for slivered ones! I love swapping recipes with you! 🙂

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      January 30, 2018 at 6:08 PM

      I didn’t have whole almonds or I would have used those. I love swapping recipes with you as well 🙂

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