Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Snack Mix Recipe

Fall may be a few weeks away yet, but we're slowly getting into that mindset.  All of the kids are back at school and enjoying their friends and teachers.  That doesn't mean that we've stopped doing fun activities around here in the afternoons though!

Fall snack mix recipe

We made some fall snack mix yesterday.  I'm not even going to try to say this is healthy, but it sure is a fun mix.  The kids enjoyed taking turns adding ingredients. 

fall snack mix recipe

Fall Snack Mix Ingredients
1/3 bag of bugles
1 bag of candy corn mix
1/2 bag of fall colored M&Ms (or as Juiciness calls them, letter candy)
1 bag of apple bits
1 bag of craisins
2 cups of roasted peanuts

fall snack mix for kids

fall snack mix for kids

We put some mix in mini snack bags so the kids can easily grab a bag at snack time.

Linking to:  So Sweet Sunday, This Chick Cooks


Christy said...

That's a fun fall treat!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This definitely sounds yummy and has some healthy components. Are your schools peanut-free zones? Apparently, there are several children in our school who are allergic even to the smell of peanuts, so ours are peanut-free.

Kelly said...

Natalie- The classrooms are nut free if there is a child in that grade with a nut allergy. However, the cafeteria is not nut free. There are tables designated nut free for children with allergies.

sara d. said...

a friend share this snack mix with meanings...

American Blessings Mix

2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks
2 cups small pretzels
1 cup candy corn
1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins
1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds
1 cup M&Ms chocolate candy
16 Hershey's chocolate kisses

In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except Hershey's Kisses. Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup Blessing Mix in small cellophane treat bags. Add one Hershey's Kiss to each bag. Close bag with chenille stem or twist-tie.

Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our Nation's abundance.

Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by the founders of our country.

Candy Corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrim's first winter. Food was so scarce that the settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn per day.

Nut or Seeds: Promise of a future harvest, one will reap only if seeds are planted and tended to with diligence.

Dried Fruits: Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.

M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.

Hershey's Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.