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Looking For Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas Try Valentine’s Day Trail Mix

Valentine's Day Recipe: How To Make Valentine's Day Trail Mix on pink backgound with picture of trail mix containing M&Ms, Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, and

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Anyone on the hunt for some good Valentine’s Day Recipe ideas?  If so I a few fun Valentine’s Day Trail Mix recipes that are, super yummy, and customizable.  So be sure to check back often between now and Valentine’s Day I’m gong to share several other great recipes for Valentine’s Day.  It’s my favorite holiday for cooking, and coming up with fun stuff because I’m in love with the color PINK!  YUP.  It gives me a reason to create things that are pink, or have pink, and get away with sending it to work with my husband, lol.

I recently made a huge batch of this yummy trail mix as an early Valentine’s Day gift to my wonderful husband.  He works for an oil field company here in New Mexico, and drives around checking the pumps…  Well, let’s just say he is in the truck, nowhere near a place to grab something to eat or drink so I try to always send him with something to munch on while he’s working.

Valentine's Day Recipe IdeasI made a HUGE bag of this Valentine’s Day Trail Mix, so it would last him a little while.  He drives a lot during the day, and it’s typically in the middle of nowhere, so he cannot just grab something to eat.  I try to get creative and make things that don’t go back quickly, that he likes, and of course can share with the other guys from the office.

The Valentine’s Day Trail Mix was a HUGE hit, gone in 2 days!  I knew they would eat it, but 2 days is pretty impressive I made several pounds of it .  My husband told everyone he walks with how much I enjoy cooking for Valentine’s Day, and one of his work buddies request Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddy’s, so I will be sharing that as well in the next few days.  Anyway, let’s get started you are going to love how easy, and wonderful this is.

Looking For A Valentine’s Day Recipe? Try Valentine’s Day Trail Mix

Before you get started remember that you can add as much or as little of anything you like.  That is the beauty of Trail Mix, you customize it the way you and your family likes it.


This recipe does make a lot of trail mix.  If you don’t want to make that much you can cut everything in half.

  • 1 Package 16 ounces granola (or you can make your own, it’s MUCH cheaper, super yummy, and better for you)
  • 2 Cups of Pretzels
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Cups Peanuts
  • 1 Cup almonds
  • 4 Cups Chex (or you can use Cheerios)
  • 1 Cup Your Favorite Flavor Teddy Grahams
  • 2 Cups Cranberries
  • 2 Cup Valentine’s Day M&Ms

You can also add raisins, dried cherries, or anything else that you think will taste yummy in your Valentine’s Day Trail Mix.


steps to making trail mixYou will need a large mixing bowl to combine all of your ingredients in.  Start from the top and simple add all your ingredients!  Remember you can add, or take out just about anything you like.  Have fun with it, and my it yummy for your taste buds.  I think the biggest part is making it pretty for Valentine’s Day by adding plenty of Valentine’s Day M&M’s.    Oh, if you have a huge baggies you can also combine everything inside the baggies, shake it to mix everything together, and seal for storage.  If you don’t have baggies, be sure to place it in something with an airtight seal to the Trail Mix tasting great.

Finished Valentine's Day Trail MixI think my favorite part about all of this is that I have a reason to use my cute heart-shaped bowls, lol.  Whether you are looking for a Valentine’s Day party ideas, or just something fun Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas for the family this is great.

Be sure to be on the lookout, I have a few other great Valentine’s Day recipes coming up so be sure to be on the look out!  Oh, and I will be sharing some fun other ways to make Valentine’s Day Trail Mix!


I have a smart mouth, don't sit still well, extremely opinionated, have a lot to say, work hard, love lots, don't have time for drama, or negativity. I love animals, & my job as a New Mexico mom blogger! I love sharing travel adventures, tech gadgets, recipes, parenting struggles (success), crafts, helpful tips, giveaways and sweepstakes, product reviews, and more.  I have amazing 4 children, and have an amazing boyfriend. On my downtime, you'll find me spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, geeking out on tech, plotting the next home improvement, create crafts with the kids, and riding my horses We are plotting our move to greener pastures, with trees, and stuff. Connect with me on Google + Page.

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  1. Sarah Elyce January 27, 2014

    I recently got some of the Valentine M&Ms for free with coupons. I will have to make this trial mix with them!

  2. shu qing January 25, 2014

    thanks for sharing. I will try it!

  3. Sandra Crispo January 23, 2014

    This is really a great idea, and the fact you can put what you want in it is great, especially if some of the people have health issues, like diabetes, can customize appropriately!!

  4. sherry butcher January 22, 2014

    sounds so good, but loaded with calories any ideas how to make it low-cal?
    I know make your own granola, use dark chocolate chips, but what else?

  5. Angela P January 21, 2014

    This looks really good. I think I’m gonna make this and add some banana chips too. I love trail mix. The only problem is once I start eating it.. I can’t stop. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Tanya Holland January 21, 2014

    This looks like a great mix. I’m actually going to make this for my daughter for her school snack minus the almonds.

  7. Jennifer Hiles January 20, 2014

    My family would love these. My favorite is the one with the little teddy grahams in it. What a cute idea.

  8. Lisa Schweizer January 20, 2014

    I love when you share your recipe’s, this looks so yummy!

  9. maria c January 19, 2014

    This trail mix looks so good and so simple to do. I have to try it. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Shannon January 19, 2014

    Thanks Jenn this sure does sound yummy 🙂

  11. Valerie W January 19, 2014

    This trail mix has everything in it that everyone in my office loves. I’ve found the perfect Valentines Day gift for everyone in my office, including me. lol. Thanks for sharing Jenn.

  12. elinor semira January 19, 2014

    it’s really a nice idea coz it’s somewhat personalized… thanks for sharing.

  13. Sharon G January 19, 2014

    What a cute and simple idea that even I couldn’t mess up. My adult kids LOVE trail mix & this is a perfect little gift to give them. I think I’ll get some cellophane bags and tie a red bow around them! Thanks!

  14. melisa January 19, 2014

    I especially like the cranberry addition, that would make it extra yummy

  15. M.Clark January 18, 2014

    This looks like a great trail mix. Thank you for sharing this recipe, and I’ll be sure to check back daily for your other recipes.

  16. charna rice January 18, 2014

    sounds real yum