I’ve finally snuck in another post for y’all! Plus, it’s not even wedding-related! Yay! This is a fun one for the upcoming Easter holiday & a lovely way to welcome spring. Is it finally getting warmer where you are? I sure hope so! It’s already getting a bit too hot here in Texas.
My whole life I’ve been a major fan of snack mixes. My mother would always get upset with me for using up the last of everything to throw together one of my mixes & then not even finish it. I suppose I can understand her frustration now. My younger siblings just didn’t share my love for sweet & salty & cheesy in the same bite. Their tastebuds simply hadn’t matured yet you see. So I was often left on my own to eat it all & it typically went stale before then. So I had to be sneaky & fast when making them. I didn’t want to get caught.The happy ending is that eventually, I went to college & lived on my own where I made snack mixes for my dinner at least once a week!
It’s been on my to-do list in the back of my mind for years to make an Easter version. For 2 major reasons- 1. bunny shaped cheese crackers & 2. pastel egg chocolates. I hope you’ll agree those are pretty big reasons. Maybe my mother will appreciate the theme effort in this one?
Anyhow, to make your own gather up some of your fave salty/sweet/cheesy snacks. I used white, cheddar, bunny crackers; robin’s eggs; honey nut cheerios; ultra buttery popcorn; plain pretzels & peanut butter m&m’s.
**I was the adjective queen in 4th grade & like to flaunt it sometimes, like when describing ingredients!
As far as measurements, anything goes dear. I started with 1 bag of popped popcorn & added about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of each other item. My idea was to “hide” the eggs in the rest of the mix. So it’s like your going on an Easter egg hunt in your trail mix!
Confession: I used to ask my mom to make me Easter egg hunts year round & she’s so wonderful that she did it. Although the eggs were empty the rest of the year, I still went looking.
Years ago, me & my 3 other siblings were bored out of minds & decided to make a giant easter egg hunt around the house. The girls hid half & the boys hid half. Whoever found them all the quickest won…we’re still finding eggs in the craziest places, including the inside of linen closet door frames. Apparently, duct tape was not outlawed that round.
Now that you’ve sat through all my Easter & egg hunt obsession stories, I’ll let you grab this free printable to package up your fancy Easter mix in a mason jar. I stuck mine on with washi tape. Too cute! You can download it here-Easter Egg Hunt Mix Printable– or right click/save as from above.
Happy hunting friends!