This toddler Valentine’s Day snack mix is a fun, crunchy mix for toddlers and preschoolers that’s healthy and festive. And it takes just minutes to mix up and serve!
Yesterday I shared my Valentine’s Day snack mix, aka Cupid’s crunch, which is a delicious sweet and salty, crunchy and nutty mix that’s so addictive!
And last year I shared a round-up of healthy Valentine’s Day snacks, which includes tons of easy recipes as well as “assembly” types of ideas to add a little fun to the holiday.
Today though, we’re getting toddler specific. Showing the little ones some special love. 💕
And we’re doing it without a lot of added sugar cause they just don’t need it at that age and stage. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun snacks!
And this toddler Valentine’s Day snack mix is perfect for a yummy and healthier kids Chex mix. Plus, it’s as easy as mixing everything together and serving it up. 👍
What’s in toddler Valentine’s snack mix?
- Strawberry O cereal
- Chex mix or Rice Krispies
- Yogurt covered raisins
- Dried strawberries
Keep reading, too, because I’ve got some notes, tips and substitutions coming up below on this toddler snack mix so you can make it your own (or use what you have in the house).
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Notes on toddler Valentine’s Day snack mix:
- You can buy strawberry O cereal from Trader Joe’s or substitute some very berry Cheerios.
- For the other cereal, you can use rice or corn Chex (or a mix) or use Crispix cereal. You could even use Rice Krispies cereal here.
- The yogurt-covered raisins are a fun treat – and pretty with the white coating on them – but regular raisins would be fine too.
- This snack mix will keep in a bag or covered container at room temperature for up to 10 days. It travels great too, so it’s a good one to pack and have in your bag when little one needs a snack ASAP.
And since we’re talking substitutions, you can use the recipe below as a starting off point and just mix and match based on your favorites, your kids’ favorite and what you have on hand.
So here are some other ideas of mix-ins you could use, either in addition to or in place of any of the ingredients called for here. Just use your best judgement based on your child’s age and maybe skip anything you don’t think they can comfortably chew and swallow.
Other toddler snack add-ins:
- Small pretzels sticks or pieces
- Puffs snacks
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini chocolate chips
Or whatever else you can scrounge up that works!
This is great served as a fun snack at home or to pack for an on-the-go snack: it stores and travels well. (We love these small containers and use them ALL the time.)
It also makes a great Valentine’s Day preschool snack.
You could use small red, pink or clear plastic cups to serve this mix on trays for the kiddos as a festive preschool snack.
Or for smaller groups of kids at a party or at school, you could even let them scoop out and make their own mixes from a large bowl of the snack mix (with assistance, of course).
I hope you give this a try for your little ones to enjoy.
And I hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day that’s full of love and snuggles!
P.S. Here are some other fun mostly healthy chocolate treats for toddlers and preschoolers for Valentine’s Day:
- Healthy chocolate pancakes
- Healthy double chocolate banana muffins
- Chocolate breakfast oatmeal
- 10-minute chocolate cookie balls
- Banana chocolate chip snack cake
- 1 cup strawberry O cereal (see notes)
- 1 cup Chex/Crispix cereal or Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/2 cup yogurt covered raisins
- 1/2 cup dried strawberries
- Combine the cereals, raisins and dried strawberries in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
- The mix will keep in a covered container at room temperature for up to 10 days.
You can buy strawberry O cereal from Trader Joe’s or substitute some very berry Cheerios.
For the other cereal, you can use rice or corn Chex (or a mix) or use Crispix cereal. You could even use Rice Krispies cereal here.
The yogurt-covered raisins are a fun treat - and pretty with the white - but regular raisins would be fine too.
Other fun add-ins you could use (either to substitute or in addition to the above ingredients): small pretzels sticks or pieces, Puffs snacks, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips or anything else you can think of that's toddler friendly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g