Maple Nut Snack Mix

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This maple nut snack mix is so addictive! This is a great appetizer or finger food recipe for the big game.

Maple syrup is one of my favorite ingredients. Until I started dating my Vermont-born husband 13 years ago, I don’t think I had ever tried real maple syrup. Growing up in New Jersey, Mrs. Butterworth’s was all I knew.

Now that I focus on real food ingredients for our treats, I’ve come to appreciate maple syrup even more. It adds a more complex flavor to sweet treats than white sugar ever did. This snack mix is a great example of how maple syrup can really transform a group of simple ingredients into a delicacy. It makes a great appetizer or holiday gift.

Maple Nut Snack Mix

This maple nut snack mix is such an easy recipe full of sweet and salty flavor.
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This maple nut snack mix is so addictive! This is a great appetizer or finger food recipe for the big game.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 35 minutes


  • 3 1/2 cups unsalted nuts (e.g. pistachios, walnuts, cashews)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat pretzels
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Place the nuts in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, stir together the syrup, salt, coconut oil, water, and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture over the nuts.
  • Cook the nuts on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. They’re done when the liquid has been absorbed and the nuts begin to turn brown. (Alternately, you could roast the nuts in the oven if you don’t have a slow cooker.)
  • Transfer the nuts to a foil-lined baking sheet to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the nuts, pretzels, and dried fruit. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24
Calories: 187kcal
Cost: $.38 per serving

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Maple Nut Snack Mix Price Breakdown

This recipe yields 8 cups of maple nut snack mix, or 24 servings. The total cost is $9.15, or $.38 per serving.  This is the perfect thing to munch on at a holiday party, and it makes a great gift too.


  1. This looks delicious, and I have everything but the coconut oil and pretzels. Good thing I’m working up a grocery list!


    1. Sarah, I love my slow cooker and I don’t use it nearly enough. With the frequent stirring in this recipe, it’s nice to avoid leaning into a hot oven.

  2. Maple syrup is also one of my favorite ingredients. I love to use it in all of my baking! This snack mix looks like a tasty treat!

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