Addicting Honey Almond Snack Mix

A sweet and salty snack mix coated with a simple mixture of melted honey and almond butter. It’s super addicting, easy to make and perfect for the holidays!

Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- crunchy salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamond #ad

What do you guys think about my hand model?

I can’t help but laugh when I look at that picture because as soon as I showed it to Brandon he replied with, “My hand looks like a newborn pig.” Ha!

He cracks me up.

Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- crunchy salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamond #ad

New born pigs aside, we only have two days left until Christmas! I hope most of you are already on vacation, relaxing, and enjoying time with your family.

We’re staying at home this year so it will just be me, my husband and Coco but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless. I’m also going to be taking a few days off from the blog so I wanted to pop in really quick to leave you the recipe for this addicting holiday snack mix.

It’s made from a combo of whole grain pretzels, multigrain cereal squares, Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Almonds, dried cranberries and lemon zest which are all coated with a mixture of melted raw honey and almond butter.

Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- crunchy salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamondalmonds #ad

Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamondalmonds #ad

The honey makes everything stick together so that there are big crunchy clusters with every bite. Then the lemon zest gives it a subtle brightness that tastes amazing with the sweet & salty flavors.

I added white chocolate chips to go with the red & white holiday theme but you can omit them or use dark chocolate chips if you want to make it healthier. You can also make it vegan by using brown rice syrup in place of the honey.

If you’re looking for a last minute snack to serve guests over the holidays, this one is sure to be a hit!

I’ll be back next week and in the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of love and delicious food! :)

Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamondalmonds #ad

Addicting Honey Almond Snack Mix

Yield: 6 cups

Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 30

Total Time: 45

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole grain pretzels
  • 2 cups multigrain (or brown rice) cereal squares
  • 1 cup Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (or brown rice syrup for vegan option)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon or orange
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the pretzels, cereal squares, almonds, lemon (or orange) zest, and dried cranberries.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey and almond butter and stir together until melted and well-combined. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract, then pour the mixture over top of the ingredients in the large bowl and toss until evenly coated.

Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Refrigerate until set, for about 30 minutes to an hour. Break up into pieces and set at room temperature when ready to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback! heart

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Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamondalmonds #ad
Addicting Honey Almond Holiday Snack Mix- salted almonds, pretzels, dried cranberries and chex coated with a simple honey almond butter mixture. @bluediamondalmonds #ad