My oldest daughter started preschool this year, so this is our first time putting together lots of Valentines to hand out to a class. I stumbled upon this adorable idea on Pinterest (one of the greatest addictions on the Internet!). As many food bloggers do, I love to make all kinds of fun food treats for my kids and their friends. When I came across this idea from the Spicy Perspective I just had to use it for my daughters class Valentines. I made a few minor changes to the ingredients, only because I couldn’t find the Strawberry Yogurt Cheerios, and I did find this adorable heart shaped cereal by Quaker. I also came across strawberry yogurt covered raisins, so I used those in place of the plain yogurt variety. One of the great things about this mix, is that you can personalize it with some of your favorite treats.
This is a fun and somewhat healthy snack for your little ones. They will love all the fun Valentine colors and goodies in each bag.
The adorable bag tags were provided as a free printable on the Spicy Perspective blog as well. Check her page out for the link to the free printable.
These turned out super cute and my daughter loved personalizing them with her name on the back of each one and handing them out to all of her classmates. Hope you all have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Trail Mix
4 cups miniature pretzels
4 cups Quaker heart shaped cereal (or favorite cereal)
3 cups (1 box) Chocolate Teddy Grahams
2 cups dried cherries or cranberries
2 cups yogurt covered raisins
2 cups Valentine M&Ms
Dump all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Use a 1/2 cup scoop to pour into snack-size zip bags.
Number of servings (yield): 34 – 1/2 cup servings