Toddler Snack Mix: Easy Snack Mix Recipe for Babies and Toddlers

Toddler Snack Mix

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My son is always hungry. He loves to snack throughout the day. Who doesn’t? We are out and about most days, so I’m always on the lookout for portable, toddler-friendly snacks. I first discovered toddler snack mix at one of Colton’s friend’s birthday parties. He (and all the other kids!) gobbled it up. I’ve been making it regularly ever since. This is Colton and I’s favorite “recipe” for toddler snack mix.

Toddler Snack Mix

I put “recipe” in quotation marks because, as you can see, there’s not much to it. That means that Colton gets to make it himself, which is part of the appeal.

Toddler Snack Mix

To make this toddler snack mix, you’ll need M&Ms, animal crackers, pretzels, and Goldfish crackers. Of course, you can edit the ingredients to match your little one’s taste. For example, when Colton was younger, I used to add vanilla-flavored puffs.

Toddler Snack Mix

Simply grab a large bowl and let your toddler go to work! Like most little ones, Colton loves to help out in the kitchen. Look at the pure joy on his face!

Toddler Snack Mix

The M&Ms tend to sink to the bottom of the bowl. Once your little helper has added all of the ingredients, you’ll need to help mix them up to get an even distribution. If your toddler is anything like mine, your most important task will be to keep a close eye on the ratio of M&Ms to other ingredients. If Colton had his way, the snack mix would be 90% M&Ms!

Toddler Snack Mix

Once you’ve mixed up the ingredients, you’re all done. Easiest “recipe” ever, right? That’s my kind of cooking!

Toddler Snack Mix

Colton always wants to sample his handiwork right away. Who can blame him?

Toddler Snack Mix

I usually divide our toddler snack mix into snack size baggies. This makes it super easy to throw a couple into my diaper bag and provide a yummy snack on the go. Colton knows that I always have snacks in my bag, because he’ll start digging around in there when he’s hungry. Okay, sometimes I do the same!

Toddler Snack Mix

Don’t forget to pin this toddler snack mix recipe for later!

Have you ever made toddler snack mix? What are your toddler’s favorite ingredients?

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58 Comments

  1. I love these mixed up snacks although I haven’t tried this mix. The keep toddlers so busy it gives them something to do especially on a long car ride.

  2. I love how simple this is! I have a one-year-old and we’re starting to venture off into toddlerhood, so this is a great snack to introduce her to.

  3. These look so delicious..i dont think my kids will get any with a bowl that looks that great with all the things i like. Haha thank you for this!

  4. This is a great snack mix! My girls love snacks too and I have all of these ingredients at home already. I never considered mixing them together. I’m excited to see their reaction to their new snack mix later.

    1. I hope your girls enjoy it, Ayanna! One of the things I love most about this mix is that I usually have all of the ingredients on hand anyway!

    1. Thank you, Caitlin! It’s fun to come up with different ideas of items to add to the mix. This is our favorite combination, though!

  5. My toddler loves all of these items, so what a fun idea to have her make up her own mix! I am pretty sure toddlers are obsessed with all things Goldfish! I love the idea of portioning the bags. Great tip!

    1. I agree, I think all kids love Goldfish. We even served Goldfish at my son’s 2nd birthday party! Everyone gobbled them up!

    1. That’s a great idea, Leslie! This would be a great afternoon snack at work. I wish I would’ve thought about it during my office job days!

  6. I need to make a mix like this with my kids! We love cooking and baking together, so this seems like a natural fit! Great idea. Hope your little guy continues to like being in the kitchen!

    1. That’s great that your kids love to cook and bake! I think my son enjoys being in the kitchen more than I do. He inspires me to do more cooking and baking because he enjoys helping so much!

    1. Thank you, Kim! There are lots of options that could be used in place of M&Ms that would be equally as yummy! 🙂

  7. My kids are A L W A Y S hungry. I feel like all I do all day is prepare food over and over again. This may sound silly, but I’ve never thought of making a snack mix before. My kids would really like this, and it’s so simple! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I feel the same way, Amanda! I’m basically always preparing a meal or cleaning up after one. By then, it’s time to start the next one! The glamorous life of a mom 😉

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