An easy to make, keto snack mix that is the perfect party treat to share or meal prep recipe to have on hand when you really need it!
I’m a grazer, a snacker, and food picker. Meaning, it’s hard for me to sit down and eat one meal unless I’m going out to eat or feeding my husband. I think this is a result of my teaching days (never time to sit and eat) and now my blogging days (cooking all day and tasting food at random).
That brings me to this fine snack! I’ve always loved to crunch on some veggies, charcuterie, guacamole, or even my Asian inspired BBQ nut mix. But, I wanted something saltier, something that reminded me of my favorite snack mix prior to eating keto. Therefore, I was inspired (thanks cravings) to make this keto party mix recipe off of the original.
This recipe is so easy, requires little prep work, and can be customizeable to your dietary needs. Read through the post below to help guide you to making this keto low carb trail mix at home!
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Measuring Cup
- Rubber Spatula
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
This recipe is very straight forward and as low carb party mixes go, absolutely addictive. I wanted to break down the two main components to the recipe. The make up of the keto trail mix and the seasoning that makes it taste like the real deal!
What low carb foods can I use to make a keto trail mix?
You have a few options here and some variety in how you want to customize the snack mix based on your liking and desired net carb count. The bulk of the recipe is made from mixed nuts and sea salt pork rinds. Additionally I like add cheese whisps or maybe even some beef jerky too for a little diversity and some crunch. All of these are really great low carb and high fat options.
What nuts can I eat on a low carb keto diet?
This is a good question to ask and one I get asked often in recipes. Nuts in general are a great snack option because they are fairly low in carbohydrates but some are higher in carbs than others. Feel free to use this list below to customize your snack mix recipe to your dietary needs.
This is based on about 4 oz. serving:
- Pecans- 4 net carbs
- Brazil Nuts- 4 net carbs
- Macadamia Nuts- 5 net carbs
- Hazelnuts- 7 net carbs
- Walnuts-7 net carbs
- Peanuts-8 net carbs
- Almonds- 9 net carbs
- Pine Nuts- 12 net carbs
- Pistachios- 17 net carbs
- Cashews- 23 net carbs
Based on this chart, it’s easy to see that avoiding the bottom three are definitely the way to go. However, if you have a true love of cashews and pistachios (I definitely do) then using a small amount spread across a large bowl full of gluten free snack mix won’t necessarily break the carb bank.
How do I recreate party mix seasoning at home?
Party mix seasoning is easy to recreate with standard pantry staples. I prefer to start by melting the butter in a liquid measuring cup or large mixing bowl. To the melted butter, whisk in the seasonings that give the part mix it’s distinct taste and flavor. I like a mixture of Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), seasoning salt, and a little garlic and onion powder.
Once everything is mixed together, place all your desired ingredients into a bowl. Pictured is chopped pork rinds, mixed nuts, and whisp crackers. Fold the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and coat it well. Dump the bowl of party mix onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet at bake in the oven or smoke on the grill at low temperatures. Be sure to toss and stir every 15 minutes or so for a total of 60 minutes of cooking.
How do I store homemade keto chex party mix?
Simple place it a n air tight bag or container that seals well to prevent the pork rinds from getting stale. This should maintain its freshness for up to a week but is best after the first 3-4 days in my opinion.
This recipe makes a great snack so I often meal prep it for the week and divide it up into separate containers or jars so there is portion control. I love how salty this is but if you wanted to make a few variations you could add low carb sweetener and some vanilla or cinnamon to it so make a sweeter treat instead as well.
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- 6 cups, Pork Rinds, chopped
- 1 cup Mixed Nuts
- 1 cup Cheese Whisps
- 1 cup, Diced Pepperoni or Jerky (Optional)
- 6 tbsp Melted Butter
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp. Seasoning Salt
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- Preheat the oven to 225 F. Place parchment on a baking sheet and set it aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped pork rinds, mixed nuts, and whisps.
- Combine melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), and spices together and whisk them well.
- Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and fold everything together until evenly coated.
- Bake in the oven and mix the dry ingredients every 15 minutes so it evenly cooks. After the 60 minutes, remove it from the oven and let it cool before storing.
Store in a plastic bag or air tight container for up to a week. Make it sweet by adding low carb sweeteners, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to the mixture for a different kind of snack!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 672mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 13g