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.
These snack mix jars are the perfect solution for when you have absolutely no ideas and very little time to execute anything.
Everything looks better in a Mason jar, right? Plus, what could be easier?
My family munched on these snack mixes before I even finished making 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?
Kim ~ Recipes To Run On says
I LOVE the idea of this series and you’ve kicked it off with a terrific idea! Definitely bookmarking this as a super gift idea for neighbors. Have a great day!!
The Better Baker says
What a brilliant idea! I LOVE all of these. Thanks for the inspiration. Sometimes simple is simply best!
Brooke @ Waiting to Rise says
Such a great idea! To be honest, I have very little money (if any at all) to spend this year on gifts…this is great. I didn’t really know how to tell everyone I didn’t have money for gifts for them…..but now I can fill their tummies with love and not drain my wallet!
Thanks for the idea!
I sure am glad you woke up with this idea! I LOVE it! I agree with Kim, what a great idea for neighbors. And your daughter did a great job on the printable too…what fun!!
Can hardly wait for this series!
Genius! I love these ideas!!
I love the ideas and names of your snack mixes!! Snack mix in a jar may not sound original, but your spin on these is a great creative touch! They all sound like terrific combinations to me.
Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! I would love to do a whole baking week to make delicious treats for our family and friends. But, with a two year old and 5 month old, I am lucky to get dinner on the table each night. What a great way to make an easy, homemade treat for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing!
How about calling the dark chocolate, almond, and dried berries mix the “Antioxidant Mix” or something like that? All of those things are soooooooooo tasty but still good for you!
Excellent, my office holdiay gift basket -Done. Thanks!
Great, great idea, Tiffany. If not original, I for one, hadn’t come across it. I have tons of snack mix recipes I could make and put up like this. Thanks for sharing.
I love all of them! And your pictures are FABULOUS!
That means a lot coming from you! Thanks! I used my new lights to take the photos. Love those things.
Perfect! I love that I found this post with this awesome solution to my problem! For years I have been making various hot chocolate mixes as jarred gifts at Christmas. But now we live in CA where it is sunny and warm all. the. time. I knew I couldn’t give hot chocolate mix but wasn’t sure what I could do instead. Oh – thank you! This is so perfect!
Bookmarked it. FANTASTIC idea!
Thanks so much for the tags! I hope to be able to put them to good use!
How long will the Hollywood mix stay good for once I put it into the jar?
It should stay good for a pretty long time. Definitely into New Year’s or even Valentine’s Day. However, once you give it to someone I don’t think it will last long at all. My family finished it all off in pretty short order 🙂
Thank you, I am so excited to make these and appreciate you taking the time to share these ideas and for the reply.
Great! Do you have to vaccum seal the jars or just screw them on tight?
I just screwed the lids on.
Great, GREat, GREAT Idea!
I hope you don’t mind, but I am renaming the “Hollywood Mix”.
I’ll call it Vader mix (you know the dark side & light side)–we have such big Star Wars Fans around here. Now for a Super Hero Mix, Hogwart’s Mix & a Princess Mix.
Thinking of adding those shaped fruit snacks I never buy. BTW these are for adults (I wouldn’t go so far as to call them grown-ups).
Vader mix! I love it! So many possibilities when you think of it like that! Great idea 🙂
How long do these stay fresh? Do any of the ingredients get soft or soggy?
They stayed fresh for quite a long time. At least a month.
MARY B HODGES says
Would you fix this post so that the crunchy monkey recipe shows up? I’m not seeing it, but am seeing multiple copies of the Banana Pudding recipe… I’d like to make both 😉
Thank you for letting me know Mary – sometimes the site does crazy things with recipes, but we’ll get this fixed asap! In the meantime here are the measurements for the Chunky Monkey recipe –
12 oz Reece’s pieces
8 oz banana chips
8 oz chocolate chips
Would like receipe for banana pudding cant find it please
Kim – This is one of the recipes I’m about to fix because it got all mixed up with technology updates! The ingredients for the Banana Pudding Mix are as follows –
8 oz. mini vanilla wafers
8 oz. banana chips
12 oz. white baking chips
Hi, I live in Australia and I’m not sure what the mini vanilla wafers are in the Banana Pudding Mix? To me it looks like small plain cookies?
Also, the recipes are all showing up as the Hollywood mix on my computer
All the recipes are showing up as the Hollywood mix. Can you please tell me what’s in the one with almonds and dark chocolate?
Sherrill Murrell says
Your website is new to me. I’m looking for the recipes for all 4 Mixes, however, all recipes are displayed as the Hollywood Movie Mix. The jars look yummy and I wanted to make these for my nieces and nephews to enjoy while on Fall Break from School. I will visit again later and hopefully the recipes will appear.
Is there another page with the ingredients for the other mixes? I’m interested in making these as gifts for Christmas, but I’d love printable formats for all of them. Thanks!
Hey Megan! What a great Christmas gift idea! You should receive an email with those recipes in it. ENJOY!!
Colleen Jensen says
What is in the chocolate almond mix? None of them show up at all.
Tiffany King says
We had something happen with the recipe plugin on this page and are working to fix it. The almonds were just cocoa dusted almonds that you can purchase and dried cranberries.
This is so great. Thanks for the inspiration and instructions.
gale weaver says
about the Dark Choc. and Cranberry Choc. recipe– what kind of chocolate do you use & how much? Also, do you use dried cranberries only or some kind of mixed berries?? What kind of berries?
Hi Gale – the “dark chocolate” in this recipe is actually from the cocoa dusted almonds instead of dark chocolate chips. I used the cranberries for this recipe, but the beautiful thing about snack mixes is that you can use (or omit) whatever you like. You could add dark chocolate chips, a mix of dried berries, whatever you or your recipients prefer!
Great idea but take it a step further. Cut a square of holiday fabric, place it over the lid and tie a ribbon around the ring. I did that one year when gifting homemade salsa and it really dressed them up.