Valentine’s Day recipes may be plastered across every other food-related website, but none are as easy or as reliable as this recipe for a Valentine’s Day Chex Mix.
From a couples standpoint–I’m not very into Valentine’s Day. But from a parenting standpoint–I love sharing in the holiday fun with our kids. I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day as a kid. We always had classroom parties. Weren’t those the best? We had to make envelopes for everyone to stuff. Then, we got to put in our valentine’s. I was always very careful with what valentine I gave out. I wanted to make sure none of the boys got anything too mushy! Knowing me, I am sure I snuck in something nice for whomever I had a crush on.
Looking over our valentine’s was always so fun. I liked to see what people sent. Now I see that my own sons don’t care one bit about what the valentine says–they just sign their name, the recipient’s name, and call it a day. To think, I used to wonder if some of my valentine’s meant someone had a crush on me! Apparently, that is most likely not the case. Given the state of my hair and glasses at the time, there were plenty of other reasons why that was highly unlikely.
Valentine’s Day Today
Today’s valentine’s are nothing like the simple ones of my past. They don’t even have envelopes! Opening the mail was the best part. Now, our sons pass out or receive cards with candy, temporary tattoos, pencils, mustaches, and scratch-off pictures. Whoa! If you are fortunate to live in a school system that allows homemade treats, the Valentine’s Day Chex Mix would be perfect–and stand apart from the rest of the mess.
Do you remember those old Chex Mix commercials? The ads featured the Peanuts gang. Apparently Chex Mix has been around for much longer than I thought–the first recipe was posted on the box by 1952! It makes sense. It would have made a simple, inexpensive snack for casual entertaining. Snack mixes were all the rage and took advantage of a variety of cereals.
I admit that I was never a fan of Chex Mix. Well, until I met this sweet, festive take on it. I found it on the Betty Crocker website. Now I am almost counting down to the holiday just to have an excuse to make it. Get creative. Mix up the colors and sprinkles to match whatever holiday you need. Use blue sprinkles and flags for the 4th of July, use pumpkin or bat-shaped sprinkles with purple and orange jimmies for Halloween, and whatever your favorite December holiday colors.
This Betty Crocker recipe is easy enough that it looks like you fussed when it takes mere minutes to throw together this sweet take on Chex Mix. The sprinkles just make it cute! If you need more snack mix ideas, take a look at the recipe for Muddy Buddies, also known as Puppy Chow, or Reindeer Mix for the holidays. They are another family favorite.
Valentine’s Day Chex Mix Recipe of Love
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