Aloha Trail Mix | Ultralight Backpacking Recipe

This calorie-bomb backpacking trail mix recipe will leave you wanting more! Although, at 822 calories per serving, you won’t go hungry.

Aloha Trail Mix Recipe

Aloha Trail Mix

Here's a mouthwatering calorie bomb snack to replace those same old energy bars you've eaten mile after mile.
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NUTRITION (per serving)

Kcal/oz 168
Kcal/gram 6
Calories 822 kcal
CARBS 57 g
Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 43 g
Fat 69 g
Sodium 82 mg
Home Prep Time 2 mins
Field Prep Time 0 mins
WT/SERVING 4.9 oz (138 g)
MEAL PREPDehydrator Not Required, Four Ingredients or Less, No-Cook
Diet TYPESGluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Sodium, Low-Sugar, Vegetarian
Servings1 serving


  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, halves & unsalted
  • ¼ cup coconut, large unsweetened flakes
  • 1 ring pineapple, dried, diced
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, white


  • substitution - chocolate chips, sugar-free white, no added sugar option



  • Put all ingredients in a bag or container to be used in the backcountry.


  • Eat as-is and enjoy!



  • Total sugar (per serving): 43 g with 8 g added sugar
  • For a no added sugar recipe, replace white chocolate chips with sugar-free white chocolate chips.
  • This is a calorically dense, low-volume recipe.
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Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker with over 20 years of nutrition and backpacking experience. She’s also the founder and owner of Backcountry Foodie, online ultralight recipes and meal planning platform for backpackers. She also enjoys teaching hikers, like you, about backpacking nutrition via live virtual masterclasses. You can follow Aaron’s adventures in the kitchen and the backcountry via Instagram and Facebook.

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