This recipe is just too much fun! I HAD to share it with you. It’s so easy, and my students LOVED it. This recipe is a mix of healthy and sweet with lots of bright colors, which make kids very happy. I have to admit, it makes me happy, too! I love bright colors, especially in food. And after a few bucks, you can feed a herd of happy faces!
You can pick whatever you want to throw in your kids’ trail mix. I got this idea from a Hannah Montana Cookbook that one of my students bought at the Scholastic Book Fair. Ha! Gotta love Miley Cyrus )
We have students with peanut and tree-nut allergies, and I managed to find the generic cereals in the large plastic bags that were nut-free. Awesome!
Feel free to get creative with your mix. Pick your favorite cereals, and have a go with it. I recommend putting Rice or Corn Chex cereal in it for some neutral, not so sugary flavor. Dried fruit and nuts are awesome in this. You could even melt white chocolate and drizzle it on top and mix with a large wooden spoon. (Got that idea from my friend Nicole, and it’s delicious!)
I came home from work after making this for 20+ children with so many leftovers that I made an enormous batch of this stuff for Jay and I, and I STILL have leftover cereal for later.
Kids’ Trail Mix
Serves an entire class and probably their families, too ;o)
Ingredients: (generic brands are great!)
2 cups Corn and/or Rice Chex cereal
1 cup Cheerios
1.5 cup Cocoa Puffs
1.5 cup Fruit Loops
1 cup mini marshmallows
1.5 cups organic banana chips
(Feel free to add M&Ms or melted chocolate… I couldn’t because of all the peanut allergies…)
Mix all the cereal in a large bowl. Add marshmallows and banana chips last. Give it a quick stir.