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Holiday Trail Mix

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Holiday trail mix is so easy and inexpensive to make when you want to give a little gift. For my trail mix I combined two types of nuts with a some dried cranberries as a nod to the season.

Of course, I had to add a little chocolate to mine and to make it festive I used the holiday color variety of chocolate candies. These are perfect for serving if you are planning a holiday party.

Holiday Trail Mix

I like to make my own trail mix for several reasons. First of all, I can put the ingredients I like the most in it.

I also love that I can save a few dollars by buying the ingredients separately. It also allows me to choose nuts without preservatives if I choose.


Ingredients for Holiday Trail Mix

  • Holiday M & Ms – Perfect for a festive look!
  • Peanuts & Cashews – You can change up the nuts if you like.
  • Dried Cranberries – A wonderful seasonal fruit idea. 


Holiday Trail Mix - Easy to make

The trail mix is great for game night or watching TV. It is also great for a lunch box snack. I store mine in a mason jar which is also perfect for gift giving.

You can also put the trail mix in little bags and create toppers. These are perfect last-minute gift ideas for friends, neighbors and really anyone who enjoys trail mix. 


These also look really cute in a mason jar! (See photo below)

Be sure to see our other Candy gift ideas:


Holiday Snack Recipes



Holiday Trail Mix – Snack Recipe Idea

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Holiday Trail Mix

Simple recipe for holiday trail mix.
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2/3 cup chocolate candies - candy covered chocolate candies or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container or place in bags for gift giving.
  • Best eaten in a few days, especially if you use nuts without preservatives.


Recipe may be doubled.

Be sure to check out our other great Holiday Party recipes:

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This fun and festive holiday trail mix makes a great inexpensive homemade holiday gift idea!


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