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Red, White, and Blue Almond Trail Mix with Blue Diamond Almonds (Peanut-Free)

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This Fourth of July trail mix recipe is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds as a part of their Tastemakers program.  I was provided with free product and was compensated for my time.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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I spy almonds.  I spy dried fruit.  And I spy chocolate!  In other words, this is a bowl full of a whole ‘lotta deliciousness.

almond trail mix 9Blue Diamond Almonds provided me with the opportunity to create a Fourth of July-themed recipe with two of my favorite almond flavors.  It sounds like a win-win for all of us, don’t you think?

almond trail mix 5Making this delicious and patriotic trail mix was a simplistic process.  If you can go to the grocery store, purchase four items, and mix the items in a serving bowl then you can make this.  Who knew impressing your Fourth of July and Summertime guests could be so easy?

almond trail mix 3This peanut-free (yay for those with peanut allergies!) trail mix features Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds, dried cranberries…

almond trail mix 4…dark chocolate chips, and Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds.

almond trail mix 144 ingredients
4 dishes
1 delicious and healthy trail mix
=endless satisfied friends and family members… or until the bowl is empty, that is!

almond trail mix 11Red, White, and Blue Almond Trail Mix (Peanut-Free)


4 oz package of Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds
half of a 6 oz container of Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries (cherries or raspberries will also work)
1/3 cup dark or white chocolate chips


Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Transfer to a serving dish for entertaining.

almond trail mix 16It is almost too pretty to eat… almost.

This trail mix is incredibly festive and hits all of the red, white, and blue color requirements.  Feel free to add or sub in white chocolate chips for a little added punch in the white color department.  I stuck with dark chocolate chips to keep things vegan.

almond trail mix 15Summertime and the Fourth usually mean busy times for all of us, but there is no excuse when it comes to serving your party guests delicious food.  Whether you are having friends over for drinks or are throwing the whole barbecue shebang, you will need snacks, appetizers, and desserts.  Lucky for you, this would be great for any of the three!  And what is even better is that it is not just great for the upcoming holiday.  This recipe can carry you through all of the warm Summertime months.

almond trail mi 8We eat and drink enough “crap” on the Fourth of July, so how about we (quickly) throw together a healthy snack that is high in protein and antioxidants and that is oh-so sweet.  You cannot have dessert without a little fruit and chocolate.  At least not in my book.

almond trail mix 10Now go get your healthy munching on!

American friends: What are you planning to snack on for the Fourth?

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  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies July 1, 2014, 6:51 am
    I apparently live under a rock and hadn't ever tried their flavored almonds until a week-ish ago. The salted caramel rocks my face off, but my sister has been raving about the coconut ones (which I haven't tried yet). This sounds like a perfect mix!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 8:39 am
      I have never tried the salted caramel flavor, but that sounds awesome!! Your sister is right about the coconut ones. They are definitely in my top 3!
  • Linz @ Itz Linz July 1, 2014, 7:54 am
    LOVE THIS!! looks amazing!! my sister-in-law's family is having a bbq on the fourth so i'll be snacking on whatever they're serving! :) :) Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...photo dumpMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 8:40 am
      Well hopefully they are serving tons of delicious food! Whatever you eat (including desserts) doesn't count on holidays, right? ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine July 1, 2014, 8:52 am
    This is beautiful! And simple! And looks delish! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 3:53 pm
      Thanks Joanna! You cannot beat pretty AND tasty food!
  • GiGi Eats July 1, 2014, 10:48 am
    I see this as being the perfect little gift for people - or a great thing to give out at Halloween! LOL - even though it's 4th of July inspired! GiGi Eats recently posted...Traversing Los Angeles with Stacy! #ChevyFitTripMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 3:55 pm
      It would be an awesome gift because it is easy to make AND affordable!! I bet you could come up with Halloween colors to add in, too, and that would be perfect! I hear they make caramel almonds so that would be perfect!
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie July 1, 2014, 11:31 am
    This looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing! :) Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...What I learned at FitBloggin’ 14My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 3:56 pm
      Thanks Erin!! Maybe I will make some for you sometime so that I can ACTUALLY share it with you! ;)
  • Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake July 1, 2014, 1:49 pm
    I need this in my life right now! YES! Looks soooo good, Hannah! :) Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake recently posted...Top June Posts Roundup and SurveyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 4:10 pm
      Thank you Audrey! And yes, I think you do too ;) The best part is that it is SO easy to make!
  • Em @ Love A Latte July 1, 2014, 2:37 pm
    Oddly enough I was thinking last night how I need to make a big bag of trail mix just to have on hand at all times! This looks tasty!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 4:32 pm
      I have this mix sitting on my counter and I have definitely dug into it quite a few times already when hunger struck... it is so handy and SO easy!!
  • Mary Auge July 1, 2014, 6:53 pm
    What a great idea. I don't like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen so this looks like the perfect thing to bring to a potluck.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 7:49 pm
      It definitely is and literally only requires 3 minutes in the kitchen!
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 1, 2014, 6:55 pm
    You know what's the worst? The fact that Blue Diamond had me fall for their flavoured almonds when I was at HLS last year, and I can't find them here in Canada :( It's a tough life. But a trail mix with nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate is kryptonite for me. So good. So dangerous :lol:
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2014, 7:50 pm
      It is definitely SO dangerous!! ;) And yeah.. that is not cool! I think you need to e-mail them and ask them to send you some goodies! ;)

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