Chocolate Tropical Trail Mix Cookies


I have come across a cookie recipe I did back in 2013, Tropical Mix Cookies. I noticed a major flaw in the recipe. I forgot to add sugar in the recipe. Epic Fail.

In order to redeem this problem, I decided to redo this recipe. I did not intend to make it a chocolate cookie, however I had come across a chocolate coconut macadamia nut cookie recipe in a cookie book I own and decided to mess with this recipe. 

To keep with the tropical theme with this cookie, I got coconut sugar. You don't need to use coconut sugar as I know it is more expensive than regular sugar. The good news I believe it is a low sugar replacement. I also had bananas on hand and I replaced half the butter. So I had made a cookie that not only is low in sugar, but lower in fat. Win!

The tropical trail mix I had bought in my local grocery store had large banana chips in it. So I wanted to make the banana chips smaller so I ran it through my food processor just long enough to break down the banana chips. I also decided to to toast my coconut, but you don't have too.

I loved how cookie turned out, moist and chewy with chocolate banana and the flavors from the trail mix and coconut.

To make this you will need:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1/2 cup soft butter

1 1/2 cup sugar ( I used coconut sugar )

1/2 cup mashed banana - I used 1 banana

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

2/3 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup tropical trail mix, break up the larger banana chips if needed

3/4 cup shredded coconut

Combine the butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy. Add banana and vanilla. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture. Stir in the trail mix and coconut. Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.

Of course, you could use any trail mix, or use nuts and/or chocolate chips.



  1. Wow. What a good idea! I'm not entirely sure on the Christmas link tho? #Xmaslinky


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