Want a new low carb snack? Try this sweet and crunchy candied cranberry nut snack mix. It’s made with cranberries, coconut and almonds.
There is a good amount of erythritol in Steviva Blend and it tastes very close to sugar. It provided a nice shiny sugary coating in this candied cranberry nut snack mix. The stevia is a very high quality without bitterness or aftertaste.
What’s the name of the sweetener? It’s Pyure Organic Stevia All-Purpose Blend Sweetener. You can find it at Walmart, but it’s also available at Amazon for those who like to shop online.
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I wanted to make a low carb trail mix with the stevia sweetened dried cranberries made earlier. But, we didn’t have a lot of nuts or seeds stocked in the pantry. In addition to the dried cranberries, there were some raw shelled almonds and a couple bags of unsweetened dry flaked coconut. The coconut turned out to be a great addition.
In order to get the sweetener baked onto the fruit and nut pieces, the pieces were coated with a frothy beaten egg white. This allowed the sweetener and cinnamon to stick to each piece. And, it made a nice thin shiny candy-like coating on each piece of the snack mix.
This process could be used to candy nuts by themselves as well. The crunchy sweetened coconut in this mix was perfect. And, the touch of cinnamon was also a great addition. It’s a snack mix that’s extremely addicting so it won’t last long unless you hide it somewhere.
Low Carb Candied Cranberry Nut Snack Mix
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 8 minutes or until nuts are slightly darker in color. Cool completely.
- Reduce oven temperature to 225 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine almonds, coconut, and cranberries. In a small bowl, beat egg white until foamy.
- Pour over almond mixture; toss until well coated. In another small bowl, combine sweetener, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over almond mixture; toss until well coated. Spread evenly on a greased baking sheet. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely on pan.
- Store in an airtight container.
Carbs per serving: 5 g