Toss together your own toddler or baby trail mix in under 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients! A super simple recipe that will make a gallon of on-the-go satisfying snacks.

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Baby Trail Mix Recipe With Cheerios and Yogurt Melts

Making a Baby Trail Mix recipe requires nothing more than a box of Cheerios, a bag of yogurt melts, freeze dried fruit, and a container of baby puffs; toss it all together and you’ve made a nutritious and flavorful snack mix for the whole family.

Traditional toddler trail mixes and finger foods for older babies can be tough on little teeth and tummies; too often, they’re filled with tons of sugar, big pieces (think choking hazard), preservatives, and artificial ingredients.

This baby and toddler trail mix recipe was specifically made with kids in mind – all of the ingredients are easy to eat and melt in your mouth so that those without teeth won’t have to chew.

Serve this healthy trail mix for kids as a side to lunch or take it as an on-the-go sweet treat, but just because it’s kid-friendly doesn’t mean adults won’t love it too!

Why We Love This Kid-Friendly Trail Mix Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes.
  • Uses only 4 ingredients.
  • Filled with flavorful finger food that tastes delicious and is nutritious.
  • Easy for little hands to hold and can be customized with your favorite fruity flavors.
  • Safe snack for new eaters and teething toddlers.
  • Perfectly portable Cheerios trail mix to take to the park, pack in a lunchbox, or serve as a snack between meals.
Baby Trail Mix ingredients

Baby Trail Mix Ingredients

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make With Another Yogurt Melt: I used mixed berry yogurt melts for my baby mix recipe, but feel free to make yours with strawberry, very berry blend, or truly tropical blend.
  • Freeze-Dried Fruit Flavors: Mix your snack with your favorite freeze-dried fruit, like blueberries, bananas, apples, or any other flavors.
  • Pick Your Puff: I used Strawberry & Beet flavored baby puffs which compliment the taste of the other ingredients nicely. However you can use any flavor you prefer.
  • Swap The Strawberry: To make a blueberry baby food version, use blueberry cheerios, mixed berry yogurt melts, freeze dried blueberries, and blueberry baby puffs.
Baby Trail Mix in a bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula

How to Make Baby Trail Mix

  1. Make The Mixture: Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Serve: Serve and enjoy snacking!

Tips For Making The Best Baby Trail Mix

  • Scoop the trail mix into snack cups or Ziploc bags for easy on-the-go snacking.
  • This recipe is recommended for babies already eating solids, toddlers, big kids, and adults.
  • You can double or triple this recipe if you keep the ratios the same.

How to Store Baby Trail Mix

  • To Store: Store your trail mix in an airtight container on the counter for 1- 2 weeks.
scooping Baby Trail Mix with wooden spoon on a white table

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is my baby ready for this trail mix?

Every baby is different, so only you will know when your baby is ready for solid foods and snacks. As a general guideline, babies don’t start eating solid foods until six months or older. As with all new foods, you should supervise your baby when trying this trail mix for the first time.

Is this baby trail mix healthy?

Compared to store-bought trail mixes, this can be considered a healthy homemade snack when eaten in moderation. Most of the sugar occurs naturally from the fruit, and it is a much-better-for-you option than cookies and candy. This mix is packed with protein, probiotics, vitamins, and other nutrients. 

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Baby Trail Mix

Serves — 1
This Baby Trail Mix is easy to make in 5 minutes with 4 flavorful ingredients. A healthy snack for teething toddlers too!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 18 ounce box Very Berry Cheerios
  • 1 ounce bag of Yogurt melts I use Happy Baby brand
  • 1 ounce bags of Freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 container Baby Puffs I use Happy Baby brand


  • Mix all in a large bowl.
  • Toss well with rubber spatula to evenly mix.
  • Enjoy! Serve inside snack cups or Ziploc bags for easy carry!

Jenn’s Notes

  • To Store: Store your trail mix in an airtight container on the counter for 1- 2 weeks.
  • Scoop the trail mix into snack cups or Ziploc bags for easy on-the-go snacking.
  • This recipe is recommended for babies who are already eating solids, as well as toddlers, big kids, and even adults.
  • You can double or triple this recipe as long as you keep the ratios the same.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 2030kcal | Carbohydrates: 401g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 2549mg | Potassium: 3653mg | Fiber: 55g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 16863IU | Vitamin C: 456mg | Calcium: 1862mg | Iron: 154mg

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