This Valentines Trail Mix is a favorite Valentine's Day snack. It's a mix of salty and sweet, with a white chocolate drizzle to finish!
If you don't have time for a fancy treat like Cherry Cheesecake Brownies and don't need a large dessert like Strawberries and Cream Bars, then this is the perfect easy Valentine's snack mix.
This is a halfway healthy Valentine's Day snack. It's a curated mix of just the right combination of salty and sweet, and textures that go well together.
- Pretzels - Twists or squares work better than sticks.
- Cheerios - Strawberry or Mixed Berry flavored
- M&Ms - Valentine themed
- Yogurt Covered Raisins - I used SunMaid Strawberry & Vanilla flavored
- Freeze Dried Yogurt Melts - Found in the baby food isle. Mixed Berry or Strawberry.
- Optional: White Melting Chocolate - Honestly, this is the best part. Don't skip it!
Start by measuring out the pretzels and Cheerios and placing them in a large mixing bowl.
Then pour in the Valentine M&Ms, the freeze dried yogurt melts, and the yogurt covered raisins.
Note: The SunMaid brand of yogurt raisins has a strawberry and vanilla variety that comes in a package of 6 small 1 oz boxes for under 3 dollars. I used all six boxes for this recipe.
Mix everything together gently with a large spoon or rubber spatula. You could be finished here, and serve a lovely trail mix.
HOWEVER. The white chocolate drizzle is what makes this recipe THE BEST.
I used 6 blocks of white almond bark melting chocolate (about 450g). You could also use about 1.5 cups of white melting chocolate. Microwave it in 30 second increments or according to package directions, mixing well in between.
When the white chocolate reaches the desired consistency pour/drizzle it over the trail mix and gently mix the melted chocolate to cover everything evenly. Transfer it to a greased baking sheet and spread evenly. Drizzle a little chocolate over the top for a lovely finish and let cool completely.
Before serving, gently break apart any large clumps.
This trail mix is best served at room temperature. It can be served right out of the pan or if you're more civilized, in cute little treat bags or small serving cups for a Valentines party.
This recipe makes about 12 cups of trail mix.
If you're not sure about raisins, freeze dried yogurt melts, or maybe another ingredient, no problem! There are so many ways to customize this recipe!
- Chocolate Puff cereal is an amazing addition or substitution for this recipe!
- If you're not a fan of fruity yogurt melts, add in peanut butter M&Ms instead!
- For a healthier version, omit the white chocolate and M&M's and replace them with dried strawberries.
- Add nuts! Almonds, walnut halves, or pecan halves would all be delicious.
- Do I have to use raisins? No! You can use another dried fruit or omit them completely.
- Do I have to use yogurt melts? No! My kids love them, but not everyone does. Leave them out or substitute them with a different ingredient. See the variations list above.
This is a super kid friendly Valentine's snack recipe. It was made to be devoured! If you try it, let me know how you like it in the comments below!
Valentines Trail Mix
- 4 cups pretzels
- 4 cups Strawberry Cheerios
- 1 (10 oz) package Valentines M&Ms
- 1 cup yogurt covered raisins I used Sun Maid brand Strawberry and Vanilla flavored
- 1 package freeze dried berry yogurt melts Gerber or Parents Choice brand
- 1.5 cup white melting chocolate, optional (450 grams)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except melting chocolate.
- Mix well. You can serve as is or, add white melted white chocolate.
- To melt white chocolate, heat in a microwave save bowl in 30 second increments, stirring well in between until it reaches desired consistency, about 2-3 minutes total.
- Pour melted chocolate over trail mix and mix well, until everything is well coated. Transfer to a greased baking sheet or silicon mat and spread evenly to cool.
- When cooled, gently break apart and serve in small treat bags or cups.
The freeze dried yogurt melts are so good in this!