5 Smarter Snacking Choices with Mariani Dried Fruit


Stuck in a snack rut? We’ve got a solution: Mariani Dried Fruit! Incorporating dried fruit into your snack routine can be a game changer for those looking to make smarter snack choices without sacrificing flavor. Here are five of our favorite snack tips & tricks:

  1. Mix & Match: Create your own custom trail mix by combining Mariani dried fruit with nuts, seeds, and a sprinkle of your favorite dark chocolate chips. Try a blend of almonds, Mariani Dried Cranberries, pumpkin seeds and 70% dark chocolate for a crunchy, flavorful snack on the go.
  2. Yogurt Parfait Delight: Layer creamy Greek yogurt with Mariani dried fruit, such as chopped Mariani Dried Apricots or Mariani Dried Cherries, a sprinkle of granola for extra crunch, a dollop of nut butter for richness, and finish with a drizzle of maple syrup for a satisfying parfait. It's a simple yet indulgent treat perfect for breakfast or a midday pick-me-up.
  3. Energy Bites: Whip up a batch of energy bites using Mariani dried fruit as the star ingredient. Combine chopped Mariani Pitted Dates with oats, nut butter, and a touch of honey or agave syrup. Roll into bite-sized balls and refrigerate for a convenient, grab-and-go snack that's packed with flavor and energy. Our No Bake Choco-Prune Power Bars recipe, made with Mariani Dried Prunes, is another easy-to-make snack that is great when on the go. 
  4. Fruit Infused Water: Add a burst of sweetness to your hydration routine by infusing water with Mariani dried fruit. Simply drop a few pieces of dried fruit (Mariani Dried Pineapple or Mariani Dried Mango work really well here!) into your water bottle or pitcher and let it sit for a few hours to let the flavors meld. A refreshing alternative to sugary beverages like soda and a perfect solution for staying hydrated throughout the day. Win-win!
  5. Stuffed Dates: This one couldn’t be easier - carefully slit open Mariani Pitted Dates and fill them with your favorite nut butter, sprinkle on a few dark chocolate chips for a little extra sweetness and voila! Incredibly simple yet oh-so-satisfying.


With Mariani Dried Fruit, snack time transforms into a flavorful adventure. Whipping up any of these snack ideas this summer? We’d love to see it! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook. Happy (delicious, dried-fruit filled) snacking!

From our family to yours,

The Mariani Family