Valentine’s Day Trail Mix – A Healthy Valentine Snack
January 21, 2022

Valentine's Day Trail Mix, a Healthy Valentine snack

A Valentine's Day trail mix? Yes please! Try this healthy snack for a great grab and go. Or package it up and give it as a yummy gift. Check out how easy it is!

A healthy Valentines trail mix snack idea by Salt Lake Healthy Hostess

Valentine's Day Trail Mix Ingredients

Lots of yummy snack mix spilling from a bowl

Yummy Heathy Ingredients

The biggest thing you want to remember are to keep with the theme. Any fun snack foods that are red, pink, or heart shaped are fair game. This is a carb heavy snack mix but is low in added sugar except for the fun candy additions.

Our mix includes:

  • Heart Shaped Plain Cheerios {#1 low sugar cereal}
  • Rice Chex Cereal {#2 low sugar cereal}
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Peanut Butter Pretzels
  • Pink Princess Goldfish Crackers – with natural vegetable dyes
  • Yogurt Covered Raisins
  • Cinnamon Lip Candies

Additional Trail Mix Options

Cinnamon lips for a yummy Valentine's snack

Additional Trail Mix Options

If you'd like to customize the mix with your favorites there are some additional mix in options to consider. If you're gonna be a “Healthy Hostess®” keep your ratio of healthy snacks high with a few sweet treats thrown in!

  • Cheese Crisps like Whisp
  • Kix cereal {#3 for low sugar cereal}
  • White Cheddar Popcorn like Smartfood or Pirate's Booty
  • Graham Cracker Hearts
  • Nuts like Almonds, Cashews, or Pecans
  • Dried Raisin medley, red and white grape raisins and dried cranberries
  • Fruit Snack Hearts
  • Gummy X's and O's
  • Other Dried Fruit like Bananas, Peaches, and Raspberries

Serve Your Valentine's Day Trail Mix

Jar of Valentine's Day trail mix

Mix up a big batch and store it in a an airtight container. I love this jar from IKEA but there are many, many, sealed jars that would work wonderfully. I don't recommend any storage container with a glass lid if you'll be letting children serve themselves. 😉

But what's so wonderful about this mix is that you CAN let the kids have free range. I just set the ground rule that there was no “mining” out the good stuff. The rules holds for kids and grown ups!

Bowl of Valentine's trail mix

Keep little bowls {these finger bowls are from Dollar Tree} or cute Valentine's Day themed treat cups handy for serving or you will end up with spilled cereal on the floor.

You could even turn this Valentine's Day trail mix into an activity by having the kids create a scene with the fish and other snack pieces.

Or Gift Your Valentine's Day Trail Mix

Valentine's Day trail mix gift idea

Because everyone loves this Valentine's trail mix so much, whip up a batch and give it as a gift to friends and neighbors to spread the love this season. I included a cute scoop, then tied them both with festive ribbon.

It would make a really nice teacher gift as well if they'll allow you to take a homemade mix to school.

Enjoy Your Trail Mix!

Bowls of Valentine's Day trail mix snacks

However your decide to use this Valentine's Day trail mix I hope you love it as much as we have! Whether you serve it up or gift it out, or both! It's sure to bring a smile and fill a hungry tummy. Nothing says “I love you” better than yummy food!

If you try this trail mix I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 


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