Thai Curry Spiced Slow Cooker snack mix is the perfect salty sweet gluten-free snack that’s packed with flavor and superfood nutrition! Something easy to make that’s healthy and great for snacks, appetizers, and on the go! The nuts and seeds are slow cooked in an addictive coating full of curry spices, unrefined sugar, gluten free Tamari (gluten free soy sauce), then tossed with more superfood ingredients like goji berries and dried pineapple. See, perfectly sweet and spicy! Oh, and it’s also paleo friendly and vegan friendly. A bonus for sure!
Hello from the artic. No really. It’s a blizzard in Utah. Yesterday it was 60F. Then bam winter storm and I’m stuck inside with 10 feet snow and 11F. WHAT the WHAT? Ya, we may moved to SLC a year ago but snow storms still blow my mind (and freak me out). Haha! I digress. Let’s move on toward the real focus here. Something that is gonna warm you inner soul and nourish your appetite.
THAI SLOW COOKER SNACK MIX YO!
By now you can probably tell I love trail mix and slow cookers, two things you wouldn’t think go together, but seriously, they do! If you don’t believe me you should try my Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix or my Crock Pot Chunky Monkey Trail Mix. Totally AMAZING, even if you’re not going for a hike or running to work like my crazy husband. Sometimes just taking pictures of food is enough of an excuse for a snack and stay warm inside. Hence the name snack mix versus trail mix today. Get it?
Seriously though, a handful of snack mix (aka trail mix) is so much more nourishing than a plateful of cookies or brownies, right? Well, maybe not all cookies or these brownies. Just sayin…
Want to know what else goes together like gluten-free bread and vegan butter? LOL! Tamari sauce and coconut sugar. Something magical happens when these two are combined, and adding Thai curry spices takes it to a whole new level of Asian spiced deliciousness. When my spice cabinet beckons, I listen! Maybe I’m biased, but this Thai curry spice snack mix is AMAZING! Gah, the combo of salty sweet and spicy is so good!
As a SHERPA WIFE I keep this on hand to fuel the spicy-snack loving husband, but I secretly keep it around for myself too. Haha! It travels easily in a purse, in a backpack, stashed in a pocket (in a baggie), for airport/airplane snackage… I can go on and on but I’ll stop there. Just trust me, this SALTY SWEET SPICY mix is soooo good to have on hand!
Are y’all ready for some nerdy nutrition? You know I wasn’t going to leave you hangin.
SUPER FOOD Powers for this Thai Curry Spiced Slow Cooker Snack Mix:
1) NUTS: It contains brazil nuts which are a great source of selenium and mood booster. And since we’re not quite out of the home stretch of winter, we can all use a good mood booster! And nuts pack a huge amount of plant-based protein and healthy fats, perfect for post-workout or snacking. You can use any mix of your favorite nuts and it will still taste amazing!
2) SEEDS: This recipe calls for a cup of pumpkin seeds, full of good nutrients like zinc and magnesium. Zinc is KEY for boosting immunity. And did y’all know that magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system? Excuse me while I go grab a handful of trail mix!
3) SPICES: And the spices (red curry powder, red chili powder, paprika, and black pepper) are chock full of anti-inflammatory powers. How could you possibly not want to snack now?
4) SWEET MIX-INS: I also added in goji berries (after cooking) for some phytonutrients, vitamins and trace minerals! Plus a boost in potassium. Chopped dried pineapple is optional, but it’s great for quick energy and contains bromelain, an anti-inflammatory compound.
This is one heck of a tasty and healthy snack mix! Now go make some, mmm k!Print
Thai Curry Spiced Slow Cooker Snack Mix
- Total Time: 1 hr 32 min
- Yield: 8 1x
This Thai Curry Spiced Slow Cooker snack mix is the perfect salty sweet gluten-free snack that’s packed with flavor and superfood nutrition! Something easy to make that’s healthy and great for snacks, appetizers, and on the go! Paleo and Vegan friendly.
- 5 cups raw mixed nuts (make sure to use some already chopped/halves and some whole).
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ½ Tablespoon Red Curry Powder
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder (Thai red chili is great to use here)
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons tamari (gluten free soy sauce) sauce (or coconut aminos)
- ⅔ – 1 cup goji berries and/or chopped dried pineapple
- 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes (less if you want less spicy)
- Extra paprika or curry powder mix to season after if desired.
- Place everything except dried fruit in an oiled or lined crock pot or slow cooker.
- In a bowl, mix together nuts, butter, sugar, spices, and Tamari all together. Pour into crock pot.
- Place on medium heat for 2 hrs, stirring once or every 30 minutes.
- If slow cooker only has high or slow, place on high for 1 hr to 90 minutes. Stirring once and checking progress of “candied” curry spiced nuts.
- Once everything is cooked, spread out the spiced nuts on a large lined baking sheet or parchment paper to cool.
- Mix in the dried goji berries or dried fruit of choice.
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and extra seasoning if desired.
- Store in ziplock bag or container (sealed) for 10 days to 2 weeks. Or keep in fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Estimated Nutrition per ⅓ cup; fat content shown is if using Brazil nuts
Feel free to use any other sweet dried fruit in this snack mix!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 90 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Thai
- Serving Size: ⅓ cup
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 3.5g
- Sodium: 100mg
- Fat: 17.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.7g
- Carbohydrates: 11.5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 6.5g
- Cholesterol: 1.1mg
Keywords: slow cooker snack mix, Thai, curry, paleo, gluten free, vegan
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What’s your favorite snack mix? Leave a comment. Let’s see if we can find a way to make it more flavorful in a slow cooker. While we are at it, let’s also make it healthier (paleo, vegan, whatev!)
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Hi, just discovered your website! I don’t do nightshades and have leaky gut issues. Can the nuts be socked before put in the slow cooker?
Glad you found us! Are you looking for a nightshade free trail mix? I have others and a nightshade free meal plan. I haven’t tried soaking the nuts before. They might be a little soft once cooked, unless you soak and dry out completely. If that makes sense.
Thank you so much for your reply. That does make sense.
I am looking for different snacks to have to eat on the fly. I will check out your others and have been looking into your nightshade free meal plans!
Great! keep me posted!
This was good but very sticky for a finger food. Should I try to dry it out in the oven?
Oh yes, definitely let it dry out a bit longer. What sugar did you use?
Delicious! It’s great to have a snack mix you don’t have to use the oven for when you’re cooking a lot of food at once. I love the different combination of flavours in this one. I assumed 1 tsp garlic was garlic powder. Thanks for a great recipe!
Dr Martin Huang
Goodness, why didn’t I ever thought of that?! Making my own flavoured snacks! This is amazing. I can control the amount of salt I put in and also the level of spiciness I want for the snack!
Thanks for sharing!
What an epic snack!
This sounds magical and Ave loves nuts and hot sauce so she might be OK with the heat. I’ll give it a try.
I think I would eat the whole batch myself!
This snack mix sounds incredible! I so love having this kind of snack on hand, love the added goji berries and dried pineapple to th enuts and seeds for that sweet and salty taste, great recipe 🙂
They are my fav too Albert! Thank ya!
Packed with so much flavor and just all around awesomeness, love this!
Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
I’m all about the snack mix! Love the flavors you’ve got in here!
Gina @Running to the Kitchen
This is definitely my kind of snack!!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
I could use some of this. Busy days leaving me hangry!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
What an awesome snack mix Lindsay! I’ve never tried making it my slow cooker. Can’t wait to try!
Very excited about trying this recipe, it sounds great! I only have curry paste on hand though, I wonder if it will turn out with it?
What type of paste? Is it more creamy or like for sauces? Could totally work. Might need to thin it out a bit first. Ya know?
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
I love snacks 🙂
Traci | Vanilla And Bean
Any homemade snack mix is my favorite! And thank you for the shout out to brazil nuts. I feel they often get overlooked and they are so good for us! I buy nuts in the bulk bins so I can really stock up, less waste, and less expensive so nut mixes are on the regular. I’ve never made them in a slow cooker though! You know how I feel about spices, so your blend is making my mouth water, Linds! I hope you thaw out soon! It’s SO bitter cold!
you read my mind friend! Yes, brazil nuts are so nourishing and underrated. Must get that selenium!
Shashi at SavorySpin
THIS is my idea of crack! GAH! So so addicting! Brazil nuts are one of my fav nuts and am gonna have to order them in bulk so I have a huge container of this on hand!
I will deliver to you!