Holiday Trail Mix Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

Holiday Trail Mix is the perfect snack for your holiday gathering or for on the go snacking. Enjoy a handful anywhere.

Holiday Trail Mix Photo

Trail mix is a favorite snack around here. There are so many delicious flavor combinations and ingredients in all of the store-bought versions. The only problems with those are the fact that they’re not necessarily gluten-free. Some have ingredients that contain wheat, some are processed in facilities that also process wheat and pose a cross-contamination threat.

For that reason, we make our own trail mix. Target had a mix, the Monster Mix, that was my husband’s favorite. It had M&M’s, peanuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and raisins. He liked everything in it but the raisins. We’d usually get to the end of the container and it would be 70% raisins so nobody would eat it anymore.

Holiday Trail Mix Picture

I made a really simple version of the Monster Mix but changed it up a bit to fit better with holiday flavors and colors. I used the holiday M&M’s and replaced the peanut butter chips with white chocolate chips. I also used Raisinets instead of plain old raisins because everything is better with chocolate, right? If you’re using a different brand of chocolate covered raisins, be sure to check the packaging to make sure it’s gluten-free.

Holiday trail mix is a super-fun snack. It’s great to put out at parties and it’s also great for on the go. I mean, what’s better than a handful of nuts and chocolate when you’re stuck in traffic going home for work? And the festive holiday trail mix will fit in with any holiday spread you put out. It will be nice and cozy on the appetizer or dessert table. And I’m sure everyone will be cozying up to a bowl of the good stuff. Chocolate and peanuts, a classic irresistible flavor combination.

Holiday Trail Mix Image

One of the best things about this holiday trail mix is the fact that it takes less than 5 minutes to throw together. I love when you can have something so tasty and fun and you don’t have to wait for it to be ready. This is one serious instant gratification kind of snack. Enjoy!

If you're feeling fancy, you could add some of Amber's spicy sugared pecans. Don't forget to check out Emily's Old Bay Chex Mix too, which can be made with all the gluten-free varieties of Chex. 

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Holiday Trail Mix Recipe

  10 Servings


  • 2 cups Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate M&Ms, Holiday
  • 1 cup Raisinets
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl or storage container.
  3. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.


Cooking Method:
No Cook
Gluten Free
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Recipe Yields:
5 cups
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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup
Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 221
Calories 445

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
  Saturated Fat 11g
Sodium 257mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 41g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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