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a savory and sweet snack mix for the holidays...

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Everyone loves getting a yummy treat for the holidays! So today, we've partnered with Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® to show you a really easy way to put together a cute and delicious snack that doubles as a thoughtful gift for family and friends. We have two options—one sweet and one savory. Here's how to make them...

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If you're craving something sweet...

Sweet/S'mores
- Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
- chocolate chunks
- mini white chocolate chips
- granola
- mini marshmallows
- sprinkles

If you're feeling like something savory...

Fruit & Nut/Trail Mix
- Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
- dried cranberries
- freeze dried strawberries
- candied ginger
- almond slices
- shredded coconut
- banana chips
- dried orange slices

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To make either one, mix the ingredients in a bowl so everything is evenly distributed. Then, grab a spoon and scoop the mix into a cute jar or bag. It makes a fun gift for the holidays or a delicious snack for you to bring to work, school, or on-the-go. They're also cute enough to have out on display as treats during a holiday party or gathering! Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps are a holiday must-have because they're a "better for you snack" that you can do so much with...dip them, eat them plain, or do what we did and use them as the perfect crisp in a snack mix! 

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*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, and styling assistance by Jess Hong.

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Monster Muffins / Recipe via Oh Joy!

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