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Valentines Day Trail Mix

by Jenna Gleason

This super cute, and simple, trail mix makes a great gift and delicious party snack for this Valentine's Day! The only thing to prep is how you will display this fun, and somewhat healthy, snack for your kids; in a bowl for a party, a mason jar or a gift bag for a Valentine’s Day present. Chocolate, marshmallows, and cookies, EVERYTHING a kid loves! Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!


Animal Crackers

M&M's Valentines Milk Chocolates

Mini Marshmallows


Options for Display:

Plastic Gift Wrap 

Mason Jar



Pour an even amount of marshmallows, cookies, and M&M's into a bowl. Approximately one medium size bag of each ingredient, makes four to five gift gift bags. Next, mix the animal crackers, mini marshmallows, and M&M's in a bowl and serve accordingly. Simple as that!

For more sweetness, add some rainbow fun. All you need is chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles! Dip the animal crackers and/or marshmallows in melted chocolate chips, then cover them in a layer of rainbow sprinkles. Let them sit sit harden on a cookie tray, then add them to the trail mix. You can also add peanuts, almonds, graham crackers and mini candy bars!

To display in a mason jar, choose two types of red and pink ribbon, then glue it to the lid of the mason jar to decorate. To make a goodie bag, use plastic gift wrap, and tie together with ribbon. Consider personalizing them with your child's name on the back of each one, and handing them out to classmates.

This is the best trail mix for the biggest chocolate holiday of the year. Treat yourself and your guests to this mixture of sweet deliciousness this Valentine's Day!

Watch how I did it below!


Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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