Jelly beans. Just like last year, I find jelly beans difficult to come up with a recipe for. Last year, I made Chocolate Pretzel Jelly Bean Bites and White Chocolate Raspberry Jelly Bean Bark. While both combinations were unique and good, this year’s Spring Jelly Bean Trail Mix blows them both out of the water! I made this over the weekend and keep sneaking my hand into the bag for a bite. Or two. Or twelve. Everything in the mix compliments each other so perfectly, and it’s sure to please since there is a little of everything. Sweet and salty. Chewy and crunchy.
Colorful and pretty, too! So let me tell you something funny about these eggs. As I’ve mentioned before, my toddler William LOVES playing in his kitchen. While we have a few different Melissa & Doug food sets, what he loves best is “real” stuff from the kitchen like oven mitts, measuring spoons, and egg cartons. Well, I was out and about yesterday running errands and of course all stores right now are stocked for Easter. We don’t celebrate Easter, but I thought the plastic eggs would be PERFECT for William to play with to fill his egg cartons. Then, as I was assembling the mix, I realized they would also serve as the perfect prop! Double win! Here’s the “recipe.” (Literally, just combine six foods together!) Check it out:
Spring Jelly Bean Trail Mix
- 1 cup Brach’s tiny jelly bird eggs
- 1 cup Branch’s speckled jelly bird eggs
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts, lightly salted
- 2 cups popcorn
- 2 cups pretzels (minis or sticks)
- 2 cups mini Nilla wafers
Combine all ingredients together. Set out to enjoy or store in an air tight container.
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This was the first time I tried Brach’s speckled jelly bird eggs. They are, hands down, my absolute favorite jelly beans. Most likely, I won’t ever buy any other kind. Particularly, the blue and the pink ones. Yes, I pick them out of the bag.
While William is still a bit too young, I know my niece and nephews would love putting this trail mix together. It’s different than traditional trail mix, but perfect for spring. Obviously, there’s no chocolate in it, but that’s ok for spring, summer, and the warmer months. You don’t have to worry about it melting. Even if you make it with the kids or intend on serving it to the kids, be ware: this stuff is addicting for everyone, adults included!
What ingredients are a MUST to include in trail mix for you?