Sweet & Salty Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Can you believe it will be February in a week?! So far this year is flying by even quicker than 2016. And unless you’ve been living under a rock or don’t go to Target on a weekly basis like I do, then here is your reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I love this time of year because everything is pink and covered in hearts. This Valentine’s Day snack mix recipe was actually inspired by these adorable paper cups that I found in their seasonal aisle. I always keep an eye out for cute kitchen and baking accessories (basically anything pink, copper or marble) and more often than not, that’s where I get my recipe ideas from. Like with these Pink Champagne Cupcakes, I found the festive toppers first and nothing says party like some bubbly so that’s where I got the idea for that flavor. Now I just had to decide what to fill these treat cups with. For Christmas my kickboxing instructor filled treat bags with white trash mix and it was so addicting that I finished it before I even got home. So basically I negated my entire workout and then some. But since it was so good I decided to make a Valentine’s Day version

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

This Valentine’s Day snack mix is really simple to make and it only calls for six ingredients. If you want to substitute different kinds of cereal or change up the proportions, that’s fine too! This recipe can be tailored to your preferences, so have fun and play around with it! To get the Valentine’s Day colors I added red and pink peanut butter M&M’s, but feel free to switch those with your favorite flavor (these cherry milk chocolate M&M’s would probably be delicious, too!). Also, I used almond bark for this mix, but if you have white chocolate chips you could use those as well. The options are endless! Just one warning: you might become addicted! The salty and sweet mix is hard to resist. Below are the treat cups I used in addition to some other cute Valentine’s Day goodies! Enjoy :)

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends
Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends

Print Recipe
Valentine's Day Snack Mix
Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends
Servings
7 cups
Servings
7 cups
Valentine's Day snack mix, White Trash mix, food blog, Treats and Trends
Instructions
  1. Pour cereals, pretzels, peanuts and half of the M&M's into a large bowl.
  2. Melt the almond bark or white chocolate in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour over the other ingredients and gently fold it in with a rubber spatula until fully coated. Add the other half of the M&M's (you don't want to add the full cup at first in case they start to melt from the hot chocolate/almond bark.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the mix to cool. Break into pieces once it has hardened and store in a Ziploc bag.