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