Hallmark designer Em B. always has a DIY trick or two up her sleeve, from crafting cool piñatas to planning elaborately simple paper bag Advent calendars. She’s back on T.M.S. to help us make some drool-worthy holiday snack mixes packaged to perfection.
Holidays are the one time of year that even the non-bakers of the world like to share treats with friends. To help out all you oven-avoiders, we wanted to share some holiday snack mixes—with coordinating free printables—that are easy, personalized and great for a little gift giving.
We’ve come up with a few mixes that are fool-proof! No baking, tricky or sticky processes, or even measuring, really. You can come up with whatever blend you’d like, but we’ve included a few to get you started.
Plus…FREE printables to make gifting extra worry-free! (Tip: We recommend that you print on a 90-100lb paper stock.) You can make these snack mixes at home, at a little DIY party, or with your kids.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Large bowls for mixing
- Spoons or measuring cups for scooping
- Treat bags (You can find these at any craft store in the baking section.)
- And/or any type of glass Mason jars
- Bakers twine or ribbon for tying gift tags (We found some super cute ribbon and twine in the Gold Crown store that worked perfectly.)
- Our free printables for gift presentation
Here are some of the mixes we came up with. You can mix ratios of ingredients to whatever you’d like.
Blue Christmas Mix
We think the king himself would approve of this one.
- Box of honey cereal
- Box of corn cereal
- Dried banana slices (two bags)
- Roasted peanuts
- Mini peanut butter cups—the baby ones that are unwrapped
Because everything yetis eat is white, right?
- White cheese crackers
- Yogurt-covered dried cranberries
- Rice cereal
- White chocolate chips
North Pole Campfire
A classic with no open fire required.
- Graham cereal
- Milk chocolate chips
North Pole Campfire, Peppermint version
- Graham cereal
- Dark chocolate chips
- Peppermint marshmallows
- Candy canes
Need more ideas to sate your seasonal snack hunger? Try these great homemade food gifts and traditional Christmas desserts from our friends at Hallmark.com Ideas.
Photography by Pat Bush.