Valentines Candy Mix

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This delicious sweet and sour Valentine’s candy mix is super quick to assemble and makes a perfect Valentine’s gift for kids and adults alike.

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Valentine's day candy in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Viral Valentine’s Day Candy Mix

Creating a viral Valentine’s candy mix involves combining the tangy zing of Sour Punch Bites with the crunchy and chewy delight of Nerds Gummy Clusters, ensuring a multi-sensory experience in every handful. The mix is further elevated by the playful contrast of Haribo Sweet and Sour Hearts, adding a chewy texture that balances tartness and sweetness perfectly. Rounding off the mix, Jolly Rancher Jelly Hearts bring a bold fruit flavor in a chewy form, ensuring that this Valentine’s candy mix is not just a treat for the taste buds but a feast for the senses, making it an instant viral sensation.

You can use any Valentine’s themed candy you want to make this delicious mix. Make sure you try to balance sweet with sour and salty. My kid’s love a jar of candy mix besides their bed Valentine’s Day morning with a cute heart shaped note. These treats are perfect for your Galentine’s too! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's day candy in mason jars.

How to Make Festive Candy Mix

First assemble the following ingrdients:

  • Sour Punch Bites (1 package) – These bites offer a tangy and fruity flavor, enveloped in a chewy texture with a sour sugar coating that packs a punch.
  • Nerds Gummy Clusters (1 package) – A delightful mix of crunchy Nerds and a sweet, gummy center, creating a multi-textured experience with a burst of fruity flavors.
  • Haribo Sweet and Sour Hearts (1 package) – These hearts feature a playful balance of sweet and tart flavors, with a firm, chewy texture that Haribo is known for.
  • Sour Patch Kids Hearts (1 package) – A Valentine’s twist on a classic, these hearts start off sour then turn sweet, with a soft, chewy texture and vibrant fruity flavors.
  • Haribo Be Mine Mix (1 package) – This mix offers a variety of shapes and flavors, combining the classic chewy texture of Haribo gummies with a sweet theme perfect for Valentine’s Day.
  • Jelly Beans Sour Pucker Lips (1 package) – These jelly beans bring a sour kick with every bite, shaped like lips for a fun, puckering experience in assorted fruity flavors.
  • Jolly Rancher Jelly Hearts (1 package) – Infused with bold fruit flavors, these jelly hearts have a slightly chewy texture and the unmistakable Jolly Rancher taste, but with a Valentine’s twist.
Valentine's day candy box.

Use this method:

  • Grab bags of your favorite sour Valentine’s day candy, get creative!! 
  • Mix all the candy together and put it in jars for your galentines or put it in a large glass jar and enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks for Making Valentine’s Candy Mix

Balance Flavors: Include a variety of flavors to cater to different tastes. Think about balancing sweet, sour, salty, and bitter elements. For instance, mix chocolate candies with fruity gummies and salted nuts.

Play with Textures: Combine different textures for an interesting mouthfeel. Mix smooth chocolates, chewy caramels, crunchy toffees, and airy marshmallows.

Color Coordination: Stick to a Valentine’s Day color palette with reds, pinks, whites, and maybe some gold or silver for a touch of elegance. This not only makes your candy mix appealing but also thematic.

Homemade Touch: Consider adding a few homemade candies like chocolate-dipped strawberries, heart-shaped sugar cookies, or homemade fudge. This personal touch can make your mix special.

Quality Counts: Choose high-quality candies. This doesn’t necessarily mean expensive, but look for candies with good flavor and ingredients. Quality can make a big difference in taste.

Dietary Considerations: Keep in mind any dietary restrictions or preferences. Include some vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free options to ensure everyone can enjoy.

Creative Containers: Present your candy mix in creative containers. Think beyond the traditional box to things like mason jars, clear cellophane bags tied with a ribbon, or even a themed mug.

Layering: If you’re using a transparent container, consider layering your candies by color or type. This not only looks attractive but also adds an element of surprise as the layers are revealed.

Personalization: Add a personal touch to each mix if you’re giving them as gifts. Include a favorite candy of the person you’re gifting to or attach a handwritten note for a heartfelt touch.

Experiment with Combinations: Don’t be afraid to experiment with unconventional candy combinations. Sometimes, the most unexpected pairings can be the most delightful.


How do I balance flavors in the mix?

Try to balance sweet, sour, and salty flavors. For every rich, chocolatey item, consider adding something fruity or tangy to cut through the sweetness. A few salty items like chocolate-covered pretzels can also add a pleasant contrast.

Can I include homemade candies?

Absolutely! Homemade candies like chocolate-dipped strawberries, heart-shaped marshmallows, or truffles add a personal touch and can make your mix more special.

How do I make my candy mix look appealing?

Use a variety of colors and shapes to make the mix visually interesting. Consider layering candies in clear containers for a striking look, and tie it off with a decorative ribbon or a personalized tag.

What’s the best way to package a Valentine’s Day candy mix?

Choose clear containers like jars, cellophane bags, or even themed boxes so the colorful candies are visible. Ensure the packaging is sealed tightly to keep the candies fresh. I love these cute containers!

How long will the candy mix stay fresh?

This depends on the types of candies included. Most store-bought candies have a long shelf life, but homemade items should be consumed sooner. Generally, keep your mix in a cool, dry place, and it should last several weeks.

Are there any non-candy items I can include in the mix?

Yes, you can add non-candy items for variety, such as small toys, stickers, or Valentine-themed trinkets. Just make sure they are clearly distinguishable from the edible items to avoid confusion.

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What to Enjoy with your Valentine’s Candy Mix

Pair with Fine Wines or Champagne: Select wines or champagne that complement the sweetness of your candy mix. For example, a sweet Moscato can pair wonderfully with fruity candies, while a rich Port may be the perfect match for chocolate treats.

Create a Dessert Board: Arrange your Valentine’s Day candy mix on a board alongside other sweet treats like mini cupcakes, macarons, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. This not only makes for a visually appealing spread but also offers a variety of flavors.

Coffee and Tea Pairings: Enjoy your candy mix with a cup of gourmet coffee or a pot of fine tea. The bitterness of coffee can balance the sweetness of the candy, while aromatic teas can complement the flavors. For instance, a dark chocolate candy pairs well with a robust espresso, and fruity candies can be delightful with a floral tea like jasmine or rose.

Romantic Movie Night: Make your Valentine’s Day cozy and intimate with a romantic movie night. A bowl of assorted candies adds a sweet touch to your movie experience, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Craft a Candy Cocktail: Get creative by incorporating pieces of your candy mix into cocktails. For example, use a piece of chocolate candy as a garnish for a chocolate martini or drop a few gummy candies into a glass of sparkling wine for a fun and festive drink.

Bake with Candy: Use the candies from your mix as ingredients in your baking. Chop up some chocolate candies to make decadent brownies, or top cupcakes with colorful candies for a festive look. This is a great way to add a unique twist to traditional baked goods.

Host a Tasting Party: Turn your Valentine’s Day celebration into a tasting party where guests can sample different types of candy from your mix. Provide note cards for guests to rate each candy and discuss flavor profiles, making it a fun and interactive experience.

Gift Wrapping Station: If you’re giving away Valentine’s Day candy mix as gifts, set up a gift-wrapping station with various materials like decorative bags, ribbons, and tags. Personalize each gift with a thoughtful note or a creative packaging idea.

Candlelit Candy Feast: Create a romantic setting by enjoying your Valentine’s Day candy mix by candlelight. The soft glow of candles adds a warm and intimate ambiance, perfect for sharing sweet treats with your loved one.

Outdoor Picnic: If the weather permits, take your candy mix outdoors for a Valentine’s Day picnic. Pack a basket with your candies, along with other snacks and a bottle of wine, and enjoy a romantic day out in nature.

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Valentine’s Candy Mix

Delicious super easy to assemble Valentine's Candy Mix is packed with sweet and sour candies, the perfect thing for that special someone!
Course Candy & Sweets
Cuisine American
Keyword candy mix, candy salad, romantic candy, sweets, valentine’s day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 containers
Calories 246kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


  • 10 oz Sour Punch Bites
  • 6 oz Nerds Gummy Clusters
  • 4 oz Haribo Sweet and Sour Hearts
  • 10 oz Sour Patch kids Hearts
  • 4 oz Haribo Be Mine Mix
  • 4 oz Jelly Beans Sour Pucker Lips
  • 11 oz Jolly Rancher Jelly Hearts


  • Mix all the candy together and put it in jars for your Valentines or put it in a large glass jar and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Sodium: 42mg | Sugar: 40g

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