What’s sweet, salty, and made with 100% true love? This XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix delivers a festive treat that’s sealed with a kiss!

XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix

XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

I never grow tired of creating holiday snack mixes. Wandering the seasonal aisles at Target in search of adorable, sweet nibbles to share with my family and you–I can’t believe I get to do this for a living! Seasonal treats change every year, which allows me a new creative challenge each holiday. There’s always something yummy and fun! Check out the Valentine Sweetheart Snack Mix from years past for another fun Valentine’s mix that you’ll gobble up by the fistful! It’s a tried and true treat that we enjoy all February long!

Watch Me Make a Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

Join me in the kitchen as I make a batch of this scrumptious XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix !

Tasty Treasures

And this year’s trip to the seasonal aisles ended with so many treasures in my cart. My XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix turned out so darn cute! Just look at my haul! See the links throughout the post to easily add each ingredient to your shopping cart for pick-up or delivery.

Valentine Sweetheart Snack Mix

Sweet and salty. Pink, white, and red. I can’t wait to get started on this super cute, super festive mix. Let’s go!

What Do I Need to Make XOXO Valentine’s Mix?

  • 5 cups Chocolate Chex cereal, divided
  • 3 cups Very Berry Cheerios, divided
  • 3 cups (12 mini .5 ounce bags) XOXO shaped pretzels, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla candy coating
  • 1 (2.1 ounce) container Valentine nonpareils sprinkles
  • 1 (1.2 ounce) container Valentine heart sprinkles
  • 1 cup Cupid’s Mix M&M’s
  • 1 cup Valentine colored peanut M&M’s
  • 6 (mini .5 ounce bags) X’s & O’s Cookies
XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix

How to Make XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

First, in a large bowl, combine 4 cups Chocolate Chex cereal, 2 cups Very Berry Cheerios, and 2 cups Utz X and O Shaped Pretzels. Just like so!

Then, in a microwave safe bowl (or the container the candy coating comes in), melt the vanilla candy coating according to package directions. It usually takes about 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.

Hot Tip!

Be sure not to over-melt the candy coating!  It will burn and become too thick to stir and coat the mix evenly. Go slowly, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

Pour the melted candy coating over the ingredients in the bowl and toss to coat, using a large spoon. Coat all the ingredients evenly.

Then, immediately, sprinkle half of the 2.1 ounce container of nonpareils Valentine sprinkles over the mixture in the bowl.

Stir gently to mix them throughout.

Stirring the XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix with Candy Coating

Spread the mixture in an even layer on parchment paper. I like to keep mine contained to a rimmed baking sheet to catch any strays.

Coated XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix on a Baking Sheet

Immediately sprinkle with the remaining nonpareils sprinkles, the heart sprinkles, 1 cup peanut M&M’s, 1 cup Cupid’s Mix M&M’s, 1 cup Very Berry Cheerios, 1 cup Chocolate Chex, 1 cup X and O shaped pretzels, and the X’s & O’s cookies.

Finished XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix on a Baking Sheet

Allow the mixture to cool completely. Break apart to serve and store it in an airtight container or baggie and enjoy!

We keep an airtight glass jar full on our kitchen counter all month long. It also makes for such a great treat to bag or box up and give as Valentine’s Day gifts to your friends and neighbors.

XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix

More Valentine’s Recipes You’re Sure to Love

Whether you need to make something special for the class Valentine’s party, a Valentine’s dinner in with your sweetheart(s), or a Galentine’s get-together with your besties, I’ve rounded up my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired recipes and boards that are sure to be loved by all!

Valentine's Day Recipes You're Sure to Love by The BakerMama

More Seasonal Snack Mixes

For holidays, special occasions, and the everyday munchies, my Scrumptious Snack Mix Recipes are deliciously impossible to put down. Sweet, salty, and everything in between, these snack mixes are always a huge hit!

Scrumptious Snack Mix Recipes by The BakerMama

If you’re inspired to make this XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me @thebakermama on Instagram so I can see.😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas and recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix

XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 25 1x

Description

What’s sweet, salty, and made with 100% true love? This XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix delivers a festive snack that’s sealed with a kiss!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 cups Chocolate Chex cereal, divided
  • 3 cups Very Berry Cheerios, divided
  • 3 cups (12 mini .5 ounce bags) XOXO shaped pretzels, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla candy coating
  • 1 (2.1 ounce) container Valentine nonpareils sprinkles
  • 1 (1.2 ounce) container Valentine heart sprinkles
  • 1 cup Cupid’s Mix M&M’s
  • 1 cup Valentine colored peanut M&M’s
  • 6 (mini .5 ounce bags) X’s & O’s Cookies

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups Chocolate Chex cereal, 2 cups Very Berry Cheerios, and 2 cups X and O shaped pretzels.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or the container the candy coating comes in, melt the candy coating according to package directions, usually 90 seconds to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Be sure not to over melt the candy coating as it will burn and become too thick to stir and coat the mix evenly.
  3. Pour the melted candy coating over the ingredients in the large bowl and toss to coat with a large spoon. Ingredients should be evenly coated in the candy coating. Immediately, sprinkle half of the 2.1 ounce container of Valentine nonpareil sprinkles over the mixture in the bowl. Stir gently to mix them throughout.
  4. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle with the remaining nonpareils sprinkles, the heart sprinkles, 1 cup peanut M&M’s, 1 cup Cupid’s Mix M&M’s, 1 cup Very Berry Cheerios, 1 cup Chocolate Chex, 1 cup X and O shaped pretzels, and the X’s & O’s cookies.
  5. Allow mixture to cool completely. Break apart to serve. Store in an airtight container or baggie.

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  1. Hi! Can’t find the Valentine nonpareils sprinkles
    or the Valentine heart sprinkles any advice for a substitute? Thanks!

    1. Hi Sarah! The sprinkles are purely decorative, so if you find something you like, sprinkle away! Amazon might have some that ship quickly. Enjoy!

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