These snack mixes couldn’t be easier to make. They’re perfect for teacher gifts or for the people you work with or anyone else you’d like to give a small gift to this year.
Here’s the story on these snack mixes and why they make their the perfect solution – The Prep and Planning series that I’m doing with Liz from Hoosier Homemade starts today and we’d decided to do homemade gift ideas from the kitchen for the first week.
Friday night came and I knew I had to come up with an idea for today’s post. I had nothing. Squat nada. Zilch.
But, a tiny bit of holiday magic happened and I woke up Saturday morning with the idea for snack mix in jars.
Not totally original, maybe, but I think it’s the perfect idea. I had no time to bake or cook. I’m a no-fuss gift giver. I’m not good at beautiful, well planned gifts.
This is perfect for me! Everything looks better in a Mason jar, right?
Ever since I put these together on Sunday afternoon, my family has been munching on them. I had to beat them off with a stick until I could take the photos.
I’ve got 4 snack mix ideas here, but use these just as a jumping off point. Feel free to do your own thing. I really wanted to do a Circus Mix with iced animal cookies, colorful marshmallows, peanuts and…whatever else sounded good. I also think a Coffee Break Mix with chocolate covered coffee beans and other stuff sounds great. Use your imagination and invent your own. Or use the ideas below.
Bonus: There’s a free printable to go with the Hollywood Mix. I bribed my daughter into making it for us and I think she did a great job!
Here are the 4 mixes, all jarred up and looking cute.
First up, Hollywood Snack Mix
This won the “best mix” award from my family. Plus, you can download the cute printable to go with it. Pair it up with a classic movie DVD for more fun.
Click here to download labels: hollywood mix labels
This Banana Pudding Snack Mix tastes just like banana pudding. Well, if you could hold banana pudding in your hand and munch it with your fingers. Delish!
The classic flavors of the Chunky Monkey Snack Mix – peanuts, chocolate and bananas, together at last.
And lastly, this Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond Snack Mix. I love these dark cocoa covered almonds and they pair up well with the mixed berries. This would make a perfect snack to keep on your desk at the office.
I’m going to make more of these so I have them to give during the holiday season. I think I’ll hide them, so my family doesn’t eat them all. Do you have other ideas for make-ahead snack mixes?