The perfect sweet and salty snack mix for Valentine’s Day made with 5 simple ingredients in under 5 minutes!  Great for class parties, gifts or snacking at home!

A super fun and festive snack mix that you can easily whip together in just minutes perfect for Valentine’s Day!  A delicious salty/sweet combination of pretzels, cereal squares, popcorn, peanuts and chocolate candies that makes a fun snack for kids (and adults!), a hit at class parties or even festive gifts for friends and neighbors.  Such an easy snack that can be thrown together in just minutes with only a few simple ingredients.

The best part is you can customize this mix however you’d like!  Throw in your favorite nuts, add in some mini marshmallows, swap out the M&Ms for chocolate chips, you really can’t go wrong.  This festive snack is great for any holiday too, just use different colored candies and sprinkles!

How to Make this Snack Mix

In a large bowl, mix together the following ingredients:

  • Mini pretzels – any shape pretzel will work (I used mini twists), but just make sure they’re small enough for the mix.  Pretzel sticks, nuggets, and snaps all make great options
  • Cereal squares – I used Chex cereal in this mix, but any toasted cereal will work great.  You could also use multi-grain Cheerios, my daughter loves them!
  • Popcorn – my favorite is Skinny Pop popcorn, but any type of popcorn will work in this recipe
  • Peanuts – feel free to use your favorite type of nuts (or seeds) in this.  I used lightly salted peanuts, but almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, pepitas and even sunflower seeds all make great options!
  • Chocolate candies – I love the pops of red and pink that the M&Ms add to the mix, but you could also use chocolate chips to make this mix sweet.  I love Lily’s chocolate chips as they are gluten-free, vegan and sweetened with stevia making the sugar content really low.  They taste delicious!

Super simple and so festive!  I also threw in some fun sprinkles that I had leftover from my strawberry banana donuts and grain-free sugar cookies that I made for Valentine’s Day.  Feel free to swap out any of these ingredients or add additional ones, like goldfish crackers, marshmallows or dried fruit, to make this all your own.  Your kids will love making this with you!

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Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

The perfect sweet and salty snack mix for Valentine’s Day made with 5 simple ingredients in under 5 minutes!  Great for class parties, gifts or snacking at home!

Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins


  • 2 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 2 cups whole grain cereal squares (I used Chex cereal)
  • 2 cups popcorn (I used Skinny Pop)
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate candies


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and give everything a good mix.  Enjoy immediately or cover and store in a sealed, airtight container.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 6.8 g
  • Sodium: 82.6 mg
  • Fat: 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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