Holiday Trail Mix Recipe – Great Gift in a Jar!

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During the holiday season we have all kinds of yummy cookies, candies and other food gifts floating around for basically the whole month of December (and the weeks after too!) Many of those goodies are sweet treats on the unhealthy side (which of course is perfectly fine to celebrate in moderation!) – BUT, if you are looking for a treat that is a little more healthy, this Holiday Trail Mix Recipe is just the thing. The colors of this mix tie in perfectly with the colors of the season for a very festive Christmas Trail Mix.  To give the trail mix as a gift, you can pack it in a Mason jar. Then just tie a ribbon around the jar lid and you’re good to go!

For extra decoration for your jars, you can print out these free Happy Holidays Labels and attach to the top of your jar. You can either print them out on round labels, or print on regular paper, cut out and affix to the lid with glue.

Holiday Trail Mix Recipe

1 cup yogurt covered raisins
3/4 cup whole almonds
3/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
Optional: If you want some chocolate in the mix, you can add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Mix all ingredients and serve or pack in Mason jar decorated with the labels below (click image to get to print page) or cellophane bags to give as a gift.

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About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. I love making homemade gifts and am often stumped for the fellas, or some others. This is soo perfect I love it, and I love dolling up a mason jar. Thank you for the great idea!

  2. What a great gift to get for Christmas. I’m going to make up a few of these!

  3. What a great holiday gift idea, thank you for sharing with us.

  4. shelly peterson says:

    This is a really great gift idea. I will have to make some of this.

  5. Nice and simple to make and the tags are cute. Thanks.


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