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Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack

Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack + Printable Tags – After Monday’s post, Chocolate Pomegranate Petit Fours, which are very chic, yet very time consuming, I thought I’d post something quick and easy. No cooking or baking today; just a simple dump and stir homemade trail mix recipe that makes an exciting Valentine snack to send to school.

Easy Homemade Trail Mix - Valentine Snack + Printable Tags!

This Valentine snack is a great filler for goodie bags. Mix the homemade trail mix, scoop into snack-sized bags, then add a fun tag.

Generally, I’m NOT very crafty. The craftiest I get is making paper flowers for cupcake toppers or trying to paint fondant gnomes. So if  I can create Valentine cards with my kids, YOU can make Valentine cards too!

For these sweet Valentine bag tags, I used clip art from Cocoa Mint, and online store that offers cute clean graphics and printable invitations, party supplies, and digital backgrounds. The clip art allowed me to FEEL crafty, when really all I did was cut and paste …with my mouse. Thanks Cocoa Mint!

You can make your own, or use mine. Either way, this Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack will be the hit of the party.

To Use My Tags:

  • Click Here to Print. (Cardstock recommended.)
  • Cut each sheet in half, then trim approximately 3/4 inch off each side to match the width of the snack bags.
  • Fold each card in half and use glue dots or a stapler to attach them to the tops of the bags. (We also used a paper punch to round the corners.)
  • Voila!

Simple Homemade Trail Mix - Valentine Snack + Printable Tags!

Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack makes a great Saturday project. The kids literally did everything from mixing to glue-dotting. They are SO excited to share these original Valentines with their friends.

Homemade Trail Mix - Valentine Snack + Printable Tags!

This homemade trail mix has all the right ingredients for pure Valentine joy. I left out the nuts in traditional trail mix to keep it safe for the classroom, but the pretzels offer a salty bite to balance the sweetness. This is good stuff!

Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack

Yield: 34 - 1/2 cup servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes



  1. Dump all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  2. Use a 1/2 cup scoop to pour into snack-size zip bags.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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71 Responses to “Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted February 2, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Aww love those tags! This sounds awesome.


  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchenposted February 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Usually I’m pretty “eh” about trail mix but this is one I would definitely be eating by the handfuls!


  3. the wicked noodleposted February 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

    SO adorable!! I’m not crafty at all either but these are too cute to pass up. Our school won’t let the kids exchange any type of food with other kids so I may have to make these a neighborhood treat!


  4. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted February 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Those tags are awesome! Those kids are going to be so happy to get this trail mix! :-)


  5. Amyposted February 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Sommer, This is a cute v-day idea for the kiddos. I think I will make some up to take to the doctor’s staff that I call on for work. Everyone needs a little v-day treat. :)


  6. Lizposted February 2, 2012 at 9:18 am

    SO cute and yummy! You are MUCH craftier than I am, but I think I could do this!


  7. Laurenposted February 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Such a cute idea!!


  8. Jeanetteposted February 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Super cute idea Sommer! I’m sure these would be a hit at any kid’s Valentine’s Day party.


  9. Carolynposted February 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Love the little packs all made up with labels like that. So cute!


  10. Steve @ the black peppercornposted February 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Adorable. I love the line “follow the trail to my heart” – so very clever!


  11. leslieposted February 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    What a cute idea!!


  12. Ericaposted February 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Wow, I totally forgot about Teddy Grahams. I LOVE those things!


  13. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted February 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Cute and tasty idea! So much better than all of the candy options I’m seeing at the stores.


  14. Kiri W.posted February 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Oh yum! I’d love top be the recipient of one of these :) Love the pink M*Ms int his/


  15. Tereseposted February 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    What a cute idea, Sommer! LOVE!


  16. Cassieposted February 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    This is so fun. I love the festive M&M’s. Perfect gift!


  17. Lacy @ NYCityEatsposted February 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    This is sooo adorable! I love it, I think all of the ingredeients in the mix are great too. Awesome idea!


  18. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted February 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Oh my! This looks like such a cute idea, Sommer!


  19. carolinaheartstringsposted February 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    How cute those bags and tags are. They would be a hit at my daughter’s dance studio. Come visit. We have a fat free sweet potato souffle and a great quinoa recipe this week.


  20. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted February 3, 2012 at 12:46 am

    OMG!!! Sommer, these look too cute!! Love the personal touches using tags :)


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  22. Toni @ Boulder Locavoreposted February 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

    This is such a clever idea Sommer! It looks so fun especially with all your personal touches. I am still saturated on sweets from the holiday so this would be a great solution for Valentine’s Day snacks. Will have to think of how to switch it up to be gluten free.


  23. Joyposted February 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

    The tags are adorable.


  24. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchenposted February 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Very, very cute idea. I can see this winning may hearts!


  25. Cookin' Canuckposted February 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

    My kids would love to find a bag of this trail mix in their lunch boxes! I am decidedly uncrafty, too, but am now wondering if I could pull off these cute tags. Thanks for the great idea!


  26. Amy @ Gastronome Tartposted February 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

    What a cute idea!!! I don’t have kids, but I have a niece and a plethora of nephews. I will pass this along as I think this would be a cute hand out for the kids in their classes.


  27. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidenceposted February 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Very cute idea. Just passed this along to some of the mom’s in my office :)!


  28. anneposted February 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    this is so cute, I’m sending it to my sister-in-law for her girls to use!


  29. Angie@Angie's Recipesposted February 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Lovely idea!
    I would love some to nibble at now…


  30. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted February 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    That is SO ridiculously cute!


  31. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted February 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Super cute idea and a healthier sweet treat for kids on Valentines Day.


  32. Dmarieposted February 4, 2012 at 3:55 am

    such a cute idea. thx, Spicy!


  33. Chung-Ah @ Damn Deliciousposted February 5, 2012 at 12:54 am

    These are adorably cute and innovative! Well done.


  34. Alaiyo Kiasiposted February 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Very cute idea, and a nice activity to complete with children.


  35. Debposted February 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    My daughters and I are going to do this for Valentine’s Day! We even found heart shaped Cherrios! I found the girl clip art on Cocoa Mint, but am embarrassed to say that I don’t know how to change out the boy for the girl….any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again!!!!


    • Sommer — February 6th, 2012 @ 12:04 am

      Hey Deb, I’ll email you the original…


      • Vicky — February 8th, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

        Hi, would you be able to send me the original as well? I would greatly appreciate it! thanks!

      • Becky — January 30th, 2015 @ 11:54 pm

        Can I get the original? I would like to change the boy out for a girl. Please let me know if this can be done.

  36. RisaGposted February 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    what an adorable idea. I am going to make this trail mix to send with my son on Valentine’s Day. Or I’ll have it here waiting for him when he comes home (at 16 it might embarrass him at school). Looks so delicious and fun.


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  38. Peggyposted February 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    What a genius idea!


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  40. Debbieposted September 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Are these free printables still available ?


    • Sommer — September 26th, 2012 @ 5:11 am

      Yes they are. Let me know if you are having trouble printing. :)


  41. Cherylposted January 10, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Hi Sommer,

    Have to comment sorry. I came across this on Pinterest. Want to mention that while you “left out” the nuts to make this snack “safe” for the classroom, its actually NOT (if targeting nut allergies). Several of the ingredients are EXTREMELY high risk for an allergic reaction for anyone with a peanut / tree nut allergy (may actually contain the allergens).

    Cannot find the Pin at the moment. Had tried to comment on it earlier. The Pinterest label calls this a “Nut free and safe snack for the classroom.”

    Sorry ….. but otherwise its very cute.


    • Diane — January 28th, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

      That is exactly what I was thinking!


      • Susan — February 7th, 2013 @ 7:57 am

        Agree. Many of these items were made in a facility that also makes things with Nuts; M&M’s & yogurt covered raisins being the big ones.

        Very cute though :)

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  47. Shawnaposted February 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Hi! Can you email the printable tag to me? For some reason I’m unable to open the link you post. Thanks.


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  49. Amyposted July 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Just thought I’d let you know I included a link to your trail mix on my personal blog. Such a cute idea! Thanks for the post!

    Amy Senter


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  51. Anita Carol Gambrellposted January 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Thank you for this great idea! We will do this for the Headstart classes!


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  53. Victoriaposted January 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Can I ask how many snack bags you were able to make with these ingredients?

    Also, what program did you use to make those adorable tags?



    • Sommer — January 26th, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

      Hi Victoria, about 34 1/2 cup servings.

      Honestly, I think I just pulled the graphics into a word doc!


  54. Chrisposted February 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    These are lovely and the snack mix is awesome, but the tags are such a waste of paper, I cut off more than I used.


    • Sommer — February 8th, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

      Hey Chris,

      Both are supposed to be on one sheet–not sure what happened! I’ll see if I can change it back for future users.


  55. Camilla Garrettposted February 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Hi! I just made this cute Valentine trail mix and it’s adorable! Thanks for the free printable and the recipe. I had to tweak a few things since I couldn’t find a couple exact items in my grocery, but close enough. So fun! Just wanted to say THANKS!



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  59. Jenniferposted February 4, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    LOVE this idea. My mind is racing with different things you could put in the trail mix. The labels are extremely adorable and I can’t wait to use them. Thanks for the share.


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  61. Amy Kramerposted February 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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    • Sommer — February 10th, 2015 @ 11:27 am

      Hi Amy! Hmmm… let me take a look.


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