Trail Mix Bar

Monday, April 1, 2013

Trail Mix Bar

Spring is here! At least technically. And what more perfect time to throw a party? I have been long smitten with the candy and dessert bars that have been cropping up on blogs and Pinterest for the past few years, but for this kid's Easter event we wanted to take a more savory twist. The conclusion? A trail mix bar.

Trail Mix Ingredients

Let's talk ingredients. In hosting over 100 people bulk shopping was the way to go, but this part is fully customizable to your preferences. We went with cheerios, rice chex, mini-pretzels, white chocolate chips, goldfish, and raisins in order to include some gluten and dairy free options. Other add ins could include M&M's, crushed oreos, gummy worms, nuts, granola, or fruit loops. Anything small and bite sized.

In a Flower Pot

For a little spring flair pick up some plastic pots at your local gardening center. Choose your size based on the number of people in attendance. In our case that meant one of the larger varieties. For cute garden-themed scoops check out the toy section for plastic shovels. These were on sale in the dollar section and were the perfect size for little hands.

To prep the pots wash well in hot, soapy water. After they're dry line with cling wrap. For smaller ingredients like the raisins or chocolate chips use some filler (in this case, leftover plastic bags) underneath the cling wrap to prop up the pieces without having to purchase unnecessary extras. Seven bags of chocolate chips was plenty, but without the filler the chips would have only filled up a quarter of the pot.

On the Table

Arrange on the table and enjoy! We served ours with some small paper favor bags for the kids to scoop into, but some small baskets or tins would be adorable too.


  1. I love love love this idea! I'll definitely be using it sometime in the future!

    1. I'm so glad you love it! I would love to see photos if you end up using this in the future.


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