It’s that time of year again, the time where you frantically search for something to give to all of your neighbors and friends. And that time where your sweet tooth seems to be MUCH stronger than usual! I could easily spend 2 hours roaming the holiday aisles of Kroger. My fiance asked if I would put something together for a few of his co-workers, so I decided to grab all of our favorite Christmas snacks and put them together! And that is how the Christmas Trail Mix was born.
I started with my two favorite forms of chocolate during this holiday season. Toffee Symphony bars, and our dads personal favorite, orange sticks. I broke up the chocolate and sliced up the orange sticks. I used a knife to chop the candy bar, but soon realized it gets pretty crumbly! You could break it into squares, or cut into large chunks to avoid it getting to crumbly. I cut the orange sticks into fourths. You could use raspberry sticks too, but we love the chocolate orange flavor this time of year!
The rest of the trail mix is really pretty simple. All of your favorite trail mix staples turned Christmas make this so festive! I added regular M&M’s and threw in the seasonal Caramel M&M’s too. Toss in some pretzels, peanuts, and my favorite addition, coconut!
This sweet and salty snack was disappearing by the handfuls! It’s delicious and can easily be adapted if we somehow left out your favorite Christmas candy. Chop up some Andes mints and use mint M&M’s if you like the chocolate mint taste. You really can’t go wrong!
We’ll be packing up this mix for all of our friends and family this year! Only took about 15 minutes to throw together and we got about 8 fairly large bags out of this one batch. I found these adorable to/from tags in the seasonal department of Kroger!
What are you getting your neighbors this year? We’d love to hear!