Can you ever go wrong with Muddy Buddies?
They are such a simple staple that can be altered for just about any holiday and occasion.
And this Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddy snack mix is about as simple as can be.
Oh, and tasty. Can’t forget that!
I wanted to do something more than just Muddy Buddies for this little Valentine’s Day treat. So, I added in some extra goodies to make it into a valentines day muddy buddy snack mix and my twins cannot get enough!
Here is a little back story; the last couple holidays have been major flops. Why? Because I go too hard.
For some reason, I thought that fresh year-old twins would be able to sit still long enough in October to finger paint pumpkins.
Then for Thanksgiving, I tried making up those adorable felt trees that the littles can stick the Velcro leaves to? Yeah.
And Christmas? I obviously hadn’t learned my lesson and ended up with paint all over them, their table, the floor and the wall.
So yes. We’re taking a break from the crafting for now.
I have learned my lesson at this point.
Obviously, food is the better answer. My twin toddlers can always use more snacks, and the only one making a mess on this occasion is myself.
I can handle that.
To get started, you’re going to need a few things.
- 2 Cups Chex
- 1 Cup White Candy Melts
- Pink Food Coloring
- Valentine’s Themed M&M’s
- Graham Cracker Goldfish
- (optional) Pink Sugar Sprinkles
You’ll want to start off by sticking the Candy Melts in a large microwave safe bowl, and microwave on 15 second intervals. Stir after each round is up and continue until completely melted.
Then, stir in a few drops of liquid pink food coloring and add in Chex cereal. Stir until combined.
Next, spread mixture over a cookie sheet to cool and dry for about an hour.
Now is time to throw it all together!
Place the cooled and dried Chex Mix in a large mixing bowl and add in the rest of the ingredients (no specific measurements, go to your heart’s desire).
And there you have it. A super cute, festive and yummy Valentines Day Muddy Buddy snack mix perfect for sharing.
Or hiding if you’re like me and don’t want to share the goods!
About Twins and Coffee:
Twins and Coffee mama, Lynneah, is mom of boy girl twins living in the PNW with big dreams of helping millennial mothers learn to embrace the chaos of motherhood through realistic expectations and a whole lotta coffee.