Looking for a quick & easy Christmas gift idea? Make this Christmas Trail Mix!
Kathrynne had a Christmas Party at school two weeks ago and she decided at the last minute that she wanted to make something to bring.
I honestly wanted to say no. It had been a long day, my energy was running low, and it was getting close to her bedtime.
But in the spirit of , we made a quick trip to Kroger and got everything needed for Christmas Trail Mix (if you bought the ingredients at ALDI, it would be quite inexpensive. Unfortunately, our ALDI was already closed by the time she came up with the idea of wanting to make something!).
She made it in less than 10 minutes and was SO happy with the finished results.
Her look of joy and fulfillment when she was done was worth the little bit of extra effort. And she loved being able to bring something she made herself.
This recipe is so simple and would make a great last-minute gift idea. Best of all, you can change it based upon what you have on hand and on what your family/your recipients would like.
This would be a fun gift for kids to make for goodie bags. However, many schools and functions don’t allow peanuts, so you could just omit those. (Our kids go to a really small private school and none of the kids have nut allergies there, so peanuts are allowed.)
Here’s how Kathrynne made hers…
Christmas Trail Mix
- 2 cups square pretzels
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups peanuts (be sure to omit these if there are nut allergies)
- 2 cups Christmas M&Ms
Mix together and serve or put into gift baggies.
You could also add other things like Chex cereal, chocolate chips, yogurt covered raisins, or Cheerios. Any other ideas of fun things to add?
I share more about the Christmas Trail Mix below on my recent YouTube video. Subscribe to to see fun videos from me every week.
Looking for another simple last-minute Christmas treat or gift? Make some of this World’s Easiest Christmas Candy.