Sweet and Salty Chocolate Caramel Banana Snack Mix

A little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty and the yummy banana chips you remember from your childhood! This trail mix recipe is perfect for hiking, the holidays or game day!

I was chatting with friend the other day about school lunches, aka the worst part about back-to-school ever and she mentioned that she was so tired of the snack rut. I totally am the same but one little thing has been helping me the past two years- snack mixes and trail mix!

All you do is throw together snacks that hit a few notes like sweet and salty, crunchy and soft and bam, you’ve got a brand new snack for lunch or after school! Sometimes I even mix together cereals and dried fruits, the kids love it!


Ingredients for Banana Trail Mix

One of the best things about a trail mix is that it can totally be flexible to what you have and what you love. This is our favorite combination but feel free to customize it to your liking.

  • Dark Chocolate Chips – creamy and chewy
  • Pretzels – salty and crunchy
  • Caramel Bits – sweet and chewy
  • Salted Almonds – salty and crunchy
  • Banana Chips – sweet and crunchy

The measurements for each ingredients is listed in the recipe card below.

How to Make Banana Trail Mix

It almost seems silly to even have a section to explain this, but you would be surprised! Dump all the ingredients from the bags into a large bowl and toss together. Now that’s a recipe that anyone can handle!


a photo of a large metal mixing bowl full of banana chips trail mix with caramel bits, pretzel rounds, almonds and dark chocolate chips.

Other Options

If you aren’t a fan of one of these ingredients, you can create your own! Here are some other ideas:

  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Dried Apples (or any other fruit)
  • M&Ms
  • Coconut Chips

Why You Will Love this Recipe

Well, there’s chocolate involved, so I don’t really need many more reasons than that, but there are so many reasons to love this recipe:

  • It’s easy – can you tear open a bag and dump it? That’s the only skill you need!
  • It’s quick – takes less than 5 minutes
  • Great for taking on the go
  • A hit at parties!
  • Has all the flavors and textures you want in a snack!

How to Store Banana Trail Mix

Trail mix should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep for up to 3 weeks.


a photo of a large metal mixing bowl full of banana chips, dark chocolate chips, caramel bits, pretzel rounds and salted almonds.

When I think about trail mix, I think about hiking, road trips, playing games while camping and game day. Those are all perfect occasions for a handful of this chocolate caramel banana trail mix! It is also fantastic for an after school snack or a baby/bridal shower. I’m obsessed with the combo of banana, caramel, chocolate and salty pretzels!

More Snack Mix Recipes:


a photo of a large metal mixing bowl full of banana chips trail mix with caramel bits, pretzel rounds, almonds and dark chocolate chips.

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Caramel Banana Trail Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 16

  • 1 Bag Extra Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag Snyders Pretzel Rounds
  • 1 Bag Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 12 ounces Salted Almonds or more to taste
  • 2-3 Cups Sweetened Banana Chips broken

Nutrition Facts

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Caramel Banana Trail Mix

Amount Per Serving (1 Cup)

Calories 353
Calories from Fat 198

% Daily Value*

Fat 22g34%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3g

Monounsaturated Fat 7g

Cholesterol 1mg0%

Sodium 63mg3%

Potassium 376mg11%

Carbohydrates 35g12%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 22g24%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 18IU0%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 144mg14%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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