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Simple Sweet Snack Mix For Kids

Kids snack mixI love to talk about how trail mix is the perfect after school snack, hiking snack, or anytime you are on the go snack.  However, some kids just don't like trail mix.  Maybe it's the variety of nuts, maybe it's the dried fruit, maybe it's just too unfamiliar.  Either way, this snack mix is a healthy alternative for those kids, who need something a little lighter.  We like it because:

  • It's sweet.
  • It's perfect for on the go.
  • It's cheaper than trail mix.
  • It has familiar snack food kids already like.
  • It's easy to make.

Here is our recipe

sweet snack mix for kids

  • 1 Cup whole grain cereal (such as Cheerios)
  • 1 Cup popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut (If you have trouble finding this, try a grocery store that sells items in bulk)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (shelled)
  • 1/2 cup California raisins (or dried cranberries)
  • 1 TBL Date sugar (if you don't have date sugar, substitute for brown sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp. butter buds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon.

Mix cereal, popcorn, coconut, almonds, and seeds.  In separate bowl, mix sugar, butter buds, and cinnamon.  Spread cereal and nut mix in a single layer in cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with sugar, butter, and cinnamon mix.  Bake in oven at 300 for about 15 minutes. Mix the raisins in (after cooking). Let it sit so it gets cool and crispy.

snack mix for kids

What seasonings have you tried over snack mix?  Have you tried apple pie spice, or pumpkin pie spice?  That sounds pretty good!

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Comments

sallyjw
08/12/2011 5:34pm
I totally love this http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-recipe/cherryalmond-snack-mix.aspx It took me forever to find sweetened oat square cereal in the grocery store: it's Life brand made with Quaker Oats
08/13/2011 11:07am
Sounds delicious!
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Heather
04/30/2012 12:34pm
Sounds yummy and I bet my kids will love it. In the spirit of trying to make ahead for the week and eliminate some processed foods...How long does this last if you keep it in an airtight container?
05/02/2012 6:10am
If everything is completely dry (including the dried fruit), it will save until you think it tastes stale. If any of it is moist, of course, it will not store well longer than 5-7 days.
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Shautel
07/17/2012 4:40pm
What are butter buds?
07/19/2012 2:08pm
We buy them in the spices, they are just a powdered flavoring that tastes like butter.
Jenny
09/27/2013 1:23pm
Hi I know this is an older post BUT this is so cute and I had a question Where did you purchase the small ceramic animal bowls? Or what are they really called so that I can find them online? Thank you My kids are going to love this recipe!
09/27/2013 1:26pm
Aren't those cute Jenny! lol. I actually picked them up at Ross in their random kitchen stuff, and they are boiled egg cups. I found something similar on ebay, although mine were definitely only a dollar or two.. so I would keep my eyes open. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-4-Childs-Animal-Egg-Cups-Turtle-Monkey-Pig-Sheep-Whimsical-Boiled-Eggs-/271268090850
Jenny
09/27/2013 5:39pm
Amy~ LOL That's too funny because I LOVE ROSS! Their stuff is so cool and so inexpensive at times. I get the best snacks/ goodies there. They have these cookies from the UK Called Biscoff for $2.00 here in Southern California. Well I bought some and ran out and had to have more but when I googled them they are soo expensive! So when you go back be on the lookout they are delicious, not healthy but worth it ;) Thanks for the speedy reply I will be on the lookout for these cute cups!

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