Target is one of my favorite stores to shop at. I buy food, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, etc. I’m also guilty of checking out all the clearance end caps and spending waaaay too much time wandering the aisles aimlessly. Last week my wandering paid off and led me to a wonderful discovery … pretzels on the cookie aisle! I suppose that’s not really weird, but I never would have found them … thank goodness for my wandering! These pretzels aren’t your everyday normal ones, they’re Tic Tac Toe Pretzels. However, my mind is in Valentine’s Day mode and it was obvious to me … Hugs and Kisses Pretzels!!! I knew immediately that they would come home with me and be used to create Hugs and Kisses Snack Mix … XOXO ♥
Those pretzels worked perfectly … just had to open the bag and add some other goodies!
Candies and yogurt covered raisins added the Valentine’s Day colors! The flavor combo of salty pretzels, raisins, almonds, dark chocolate and cherry was a winner!
Scoop some mix into a jar and add a Valentine card to make a cute little gift for someone! Make treats for the classroom by using cello bags and adding a printable tag … found some cute ones here.
This is what I used to make the snack mix …
To the best of my knowledge, Market Pantry is a Target brand and that is only place to buy these pretzels. If you know of any other sources … please share.
Hugs and Kisses Snack Mix
- 1 1/2 pounds of tic tack toe pretzels (about 12 cups or 1/2 of the 3 pound bag)
- 1 bag (12.6 ounces) m&m’s dark chocolate – Valentine colors
- 1 bag (9 ounces) Gimbal’s Cherry Lovers candy (heart-shaped)
- 6 ounces vanilla Yogurt covered raisins
- 1 1/2 cups almonds (I used roasted-unsalted)
Pour all ingredients except pretzels in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Use a very large bowl and layer pretzels, candy mix, pretzels, candy … repeat until everything is combined. Scoop into bowls, jars or bags and give to your Valentine ♥ Note: the candies have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the bowl, just give the snack mix a stir!
Since I only used half of the bag of pretzels … bet you can guess … I’ll be sharing more ideas using these pretzels soon! Come back and visit again 😉
P.S. There is still time to enter the Heart Pan Giveaway … be sure to check out the comments … you won’t believe what some people have done with cake pans!