Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack

Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack + Printable Tags. 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!

More Valentine Ideas:

Rose Cake ~ I Am Baker

Peanut Butter Heart Cookies ~ Created By Diane

Red Velvet Cheesecake Milkshakes ~ The Novice Chef

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka ~ Live Love Pasta

Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack

Yield: 34 - 1/2 cup servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

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  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.
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76 comments on “Homemade Trail Mix Valentine Snack

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

    Cute idea but when I used the template I was not able to simply fold the paper in half and cut. It required a lot more cutting to get the right size. Maybe the template is off slightly, the images did not seem to be centered on the top and bottom of the paper.

    • Sommerposted February 10, 2015 at 11:27 am Reply

      Hi Amy! Hmmm… let me take a look.

      • Yvette Millerposted February 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm

        I am having the same template difficulty as Amy. Also, I would like to insert a girl image to send the treats to my daughter’s class. May you please send me your original template? Thank you so much for sharing your idea and template. My daughter is very excited to take these treats to school!

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  7. Jenniferposted February 4, 2015 at 11:06 pm Reply

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

    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!


  12. Chrisposted February 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply

    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.

    • Sommerposted February 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm Reply

      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.

  13. Victoriaposted January 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm Reply

    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?


    • Sommerposted January 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm Reply

      Hi Victoria, about 34 1/2 cup servings.

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

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

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

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  17. Amyposted July 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm Reply

    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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  19. Shawnaposted February 13, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply

    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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  25. Cherylposted January 10, 2013 at 7:00 am Reply

    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.

    • Dianeposted January 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm Reply

      That is exactly what I was thinking!

      • Susanposted February 7, 2013 at 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 :)

  26. Debbieposted September 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply

    Are these free printables still available ?

    • Sommerposted September 26, 2012 at 5:11 am Reply

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

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  28. Peggyposted February 12, 2012 at 7:55 am Reply

    What a genius idea!

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  30. RisaGposted February 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm Reply

    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.

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

    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!!!!

    • Sommerposted February 6, 2012 at 12:04 am Reply

      Hey Deb, I’ll email you the original…

      • Vickyposted February 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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

      • Beckyposted January 30, 2015 at 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.

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

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

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

    These are adorably cute and innovative! Well done.

  34. Dmarieposted February 4, 2012 at 3:55 am Reply

    such a cute idea. thx, Spicy!

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

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

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

    That is SO ridiculously cute!

  37. [email protected]'s Recipesposted February 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

    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!

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

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

    • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchenposted February 3, 2012 at 8:47 am Reply

      Argh! My hands don’t work properly in this cold weather. That should obviously read ‘many hearts’!

  43. Joyposted February 3, 2012 at 8:05 am Reply

    The tags are adorable.

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

  48. carolinaheartstringsposted February 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply

    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.

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

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

  50. Cassieposted February 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm Reply

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

  51. Tereseposted February 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm Reply

    What a cute idea, Sommer! LOVE!

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

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

  53. Ericaposted February 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply

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

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

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

  55. leslieposted February 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm Reply

    What a cute idea!!

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

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

  57. Carolynposted February 2, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

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

  58. Jeanetteposted February 2, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

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

  59. Laurenposted February 2, 2012 at 9:28 am Reply

    Such a cute idea!!

  60. Lizposted February 2, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply

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

  61. Amyposted February 2, 2012 at 7:57 am Reply

    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. :)

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

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

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

    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!

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

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

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

    Aww love those tags! This sounds awesome.