Tiki Snack Mix

Tiki Snack Mix

A delicious snack for parties or family night in front of the TV!
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Course: Birthday parties, Gluten Free, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 17 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 1503kcal


  • 10 slices bacon thick and meaty
  • 2 cups cashews or any nut you prefer, salted
  • 1 1/2 cups candied pineapple rings cut into ⅓” triangles
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Cut the bacon into ½ inch strips. Bake for 30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. Drain all the fat off and dab with a paper towel to get the remaining fat.
  • Place the nuts, the chopped pineapple, soy sauce, cayenne pepper and honey in a bowl
  • Once the bacon is cooked, add to the bowl and toss it all together. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once until it is brown.
  • Season the mix with salt and fresh ground pepper, stir occasionally until cool. Serve and enjoy!


Make sure there aren’t any nut allergies among the people going to eat this, so that you can make adjustments.


Calories: 1503kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 113g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 1741mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 18mg
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

4 Replies to “Tiki Snack Mix”

  1. DeAnne Pearson says:

    I loved the Tiki Snack Mix! I would not have thought of that combination on my own, ever:) It was yummy with just the right combination of sweet, salty, savory and a bit of a kick. Can’t wait to have it again while watching a game or hanging out with friends on the back deck.

  2. Donna Speegle says:

    Oh, oh, oh, this is so good! This is delicious and easy to make. I am wondering if I could throw in some maraschino cherries? Thank you for sharing!

    1. Tamzin says:

      Of course you can, it is about your taste buds not mine. You might need to play with the proportions, I would start with a small amount and build up, cherries have a strong flavour when dehydrated and you do not want to stop the balance that it has, so build slowly, start with a cup and add in 1/4s would be my suggestion.


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