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Christmas Trail Mix


For Christmas gifts for our teachers and friends we decided to make some fun treats.  I cam up with this fun Christmas themed trail mix and it was a huge hit.  Every really loved it.  So I thought I would share it here, hope you all enjoy it too.  It’s really easy, no cooking involved really and super yummy.


2-packages of microwave popcorn (any brand you like but use unsalted or lightly salted)

1-package of mini marshmallows (sometimes you can find Christmas themed marshmallows this time of year those would be cute of just use plain like we did here)

1-package of pretzel sticks (I used our favorite Newman’s Own but you can use any brand you like)

1-package of Christmas M&M’s (the ones with only red and green)

1-package of white peppermint M&M’s

1-package of almond bark (not pictured, I forgot to put it in the picture)

-Note: On the amounts of each item it is really to your preference.  You will need 2 bags of popcorn for a large batch 1 for a smaller batch and all the extras you can add as much or as little as you like.


This is super easy, all you need is a microwave.

  1.  Pop the popcorn according to the directions, spread it out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper
  2. Melt the almond bark, you can do this on the stove but I just melt mine in the microwave, I just put it in for a bit stir, put it back in and just keep repeating this process until it is all melted and smooth
  3. Pour the almond bark over the popcorn and allow to cool
  4. In a large bowl add your popcorn (cooled), pretzels (I broke mine in half so they were more bite sized), both M&M’s, and marshmallows mix all together.
  5. That’s it, enjoy!

We put ours in some cute little Santa cups we got from Oriental Trading Company and delivered them to teachers, Girl Scout leaders, coaches, and other people the kids see on a regular basis and wanted to give a small gift to.  They all loved them.



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