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SUPER SIMPLE SNACK MIXES

Apple Cinnamon Snack Mix

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Serves 6

4 cups cinnamon-flavored cereal
1 ½ cups plain fish-shaped crackers or animal crackers
1 cup dried apples
1 cup raisins

1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Store in an airtight container.


Beary Good Snack Mix

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Makes 16 1/2 cups

6 cups bear-shaped graham snacks
6 cups toasted oat cereal
3 cups honey-roasted peanuts*
1 ½ cups raisins

1. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl.

2. Package in individual plastic bags for each child.

*Please use caution when serving peanuts to young children.



Cereal Snack Mix

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Makes 5 Servings (1 cup each)

1 ½ cups unsweetened rice square cereal
1 cup toasted round oat cereal
1 cup small pretzels
½ cup honey-roasted peanuts
½ cup raisins
½ cup candy-coated chocolate pieces (optional)

1. Stir together.
2. Store in an airtight container.


Chocolate Snack Mix

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9 cups of square-shaped cereal (corn, rice or wheat)
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup powdered sugar

1. Measure cereal and pour into large sealable container and set aside.
2. Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine in a 1-quart microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir in vanilla. If not melted, microwave for 30 seconds more.
3. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring until all pieces are evenly coated.
4. Pour powdered sugar over mixture. Seal lid securely. Shake until all pieces are well coated.
5. Store leftovers in a sealable container.


Cinnamon Crunch

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Makes 20 -“ 1 cup servings

1 bag of low-fat microwave popcorn (about 6 cups popped)
½ of a large bag of animal crackers (about 16 oz)
1 (12 oz) box cinnamon-flavored square cereal
½ cup raisins
½ cup dried cranberries

1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Store in an airtight container.


Circus Snack Mix

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Makes 9 servings (1 cup each)

2 cups round oat cereal
2 cups fruit-flavored round cereal
2 cups round corn puffs
2 cups animal crackers
1 cup chocolate candy-coated pieces

1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Store in an airtight container.


Fish Bait

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5 servings

1 cup popcorn
1 cup pretzel sticks
½ cup raisins
½ cup small fish-shaped crackers
2 cups non-sweetened oat cereal


Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Enjoy!


Munchie Mix

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Makes 5 cups

2 cups sweetened corn cereal
½ cup raisins
½ cup peanuts*
2 cups round oat cereal

1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
2. Store in an airtight container.

* Please use caution when serving peanuts to young children.


Shake a Sack Cracker Snack

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Makes 1 serving

1/3 cup cheddar cheese squares
1/3 cup pretzel bits
1/3 cup oyster crackers
1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing mix
1 small paper sack

1. Put all ingredients in a paper sack.

2. Shake well and eat.

Optional: Spray inside of bag with cooking spray before adding dressing mix.


Pizza Snack Mix

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Makes 15 cups

5 cups unsweetened corn or rice square cereal
5 cups cheese flavored crackers
5 cups pretzels
1/4 cup vegetable oil or cooking spray
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 teaspoons dry spaghetti seasoning


1. In large mixing bowl combine cereal, crackers and pretzels. Pour oil over cereal mixture and mix until well coated or use cooking spray to coat cereal mixture.

2. In small bowl combine Parmesan cheese and dry spaghetti seasoning mix.

3. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until well coated with seasoning mixture.

4. Store leftover snack mix in an airtight container or bag.


Snack Mix Fun

To make a healthy, crunchy snack, you do not have to have a recipe. Use your imagination and see what you can put in your snack to make it uniquely your creation. You can use any kind of cereals that you have, even if it is just a small amount. Add any kind of dried fruit, nuts, pretzels, crackers, candies, and popcorn. The more variety of flavors, colors, and sizes, the more unique your snack will be. Try to include some whole grain foods in your snack and less sugar coated cereals and candy. Mix it all together and share with family and friends.

Ingredient ideas:

  • Sunflower seeds
  •  Banana chips
  • Tropical dried fruit mix
  • Dried cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Cocoa flavored cereal
  • Cheese crackers
  • Fruit flavored cereal
  • Colored candies
  • Chocolate covered candies
  • Chocolate chips
  • Spoon-sized whole wheat cereal
  • Round oat cereal
  • Wagon wheel shaped cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Roasted soy nuts