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No-Nut Trail Mix

As the day nears for my son to start Kindergarten, I am busy coming up with fun snacks and treat ideas to make for him and his class (I am helping out with his classroom).

So, I came up with this No-Nut Trail Mix which it’s perfect for classrooms because it doesn’t contain any nuts which is one of the biggest allergies in kids!

back to school trail mix

This trail mix is super simple to make and you can find everything you need at your local grocery store.

As I mentioned it doesn’t contain any nuts so you could even make a bunch and put them into some cute cellophane bags and have your child pass them out to classmates on their first day of school. It’d be a great idea to win other students over. 😉

Note: Although this mix is nut-free, the M&M’s used are made in a facility where nuts are present. So, it is a cross-contamination issue. If you are worried, just use chocolate chips instead of the M&M’s.

What You Need to Make Back to School Trail Mix:

How to Make Back to School Trail Mix:

  1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl. Serve and enjoy!
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No-Nut Back to School Trail Mix

No-Nut Back to School Trail Mix

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

No-Nut Back to School Trail Mix - an easy nut-free trail mix perfect for kids.


  • Chex Mix (I used chocolate flavor)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Honeycomb cereal
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • M & M’s (I used the pretzel variety to certainly keep it nut free)
  • “Scrabble” Cheez-Its


  1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 385mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

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Looking for another great back to school lunch idea? Check out these Fruit Monsters!

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Deb Crosby

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has come out with a version of M&M's that is totally nut free! They are called Skippers and look just like M&M's (without the letter "M" on them.. and there are no blue ones) They taste better than M&M's because the chocolate quality is better.

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Tuesday 5th of September 2017

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Crafty Susan

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

It was great!

Nicole Thorson

Thursday 29th of September 2016

As a mom of a PA son, all M&M's are not "nut free". There are warning labels stating that M&M's are manufactured in a plant/building that contains peanut/tree nuts. Please revise your title so not to confuse new PA families and cause confusion.


Sunday 25th of September 2016

I know this is an old post, but as a mom of a peanut allergy kiddo, please be aware that m&m pretzels are not peanut free. They have a "may contain peanuts" warning on the label, which for most peanut allergy kids is a definite avoidance food.

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