Are you looking for a super easy Valentine’s Day snack mix for your kids? I don’t know about your children, but when mine get off the bus, they can be a bit…hangry. Sometimes, I just tell them to wash their hands and throw them a bag of Goldfish, but other times, we try to up our game a little bit. With this simple mix, coming home is a little more exciting and it can turn our moods a little brighter.
What’s in Valentine’s Day Snack Mix for Kids?
You can certainly use whatever combo you want for your snack mix, but here is what we used.
- Valentine’s M&Ms
- pretzel sticks
- raisins or dried cherries
- Valentine sprinkles
Different versions of popcorn
You can use any variety of popcorn – pop your own on the stovetop, microwave popcorn, or even some Skinny Pop! If you want a really simple way to pop fresh popcorn, you can even try this silicone popper from Amazon. You just put the kernels in the bottom, put the lid on, and let it pop! So simple.
Assembling Valentine’s Day Snack Mix for Kids
You can choose any variety of chocolate candies you like! Peanut butter or caramel might also be delicious!
Almonds, walnuts or peanuts are all delicious choices!
Popcorn is delicious, any way you pop it! You can add the standard butter and salt or mix it up with a cinnamon-sugar mixture for an even sweeter snack.
Gotta love the salty kick pretzels add. My older daughter added peanut butter pretzels to her mix for a different flavor.
We added raisins and dried cherries to our snack mix. Any kind of dried fruit would be great – even bananas or cranberries could be great. I love the red color of the cherries added to the mix.
Don’t forget to add the sprinkles!
Here’s my son’s finished product. He was so proud to add his favorites to the mix. A hit!
Be sure to hop over to my post on the best non-treat Valentine’s Day gifts for your kiddos to help you celebrate this sweet holiday!