RECIPES: DIY Portable Snack Mixes for Kids

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Let’s Go Fishin’ Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1 ½ cups whole-grain goldfish crackers
  • 2 cups plain, frosted or honey-nut toasted o-shaped cereal
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Store in tightly covered container or zippered plastic bag.

Makes about 5-6 cups (10 servings of ½ cup each)

Recipe by culinary nutritionist Kim Galeaz, RDN, CD

 

Nuts & Bolts Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 cups toasted o-shaped cereal
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • ½ cup each golden and regular raisins
  • ¾ – 1 cup mixed nuts

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Store in tightly covered container or zippered plastic bag.

Makes about 7 ½ cups snack mix. (15 servings of ½ cup each).

Recipe by culinary nutritionist Kim Galeaz, RDN, CD

 

Peanut Butter Pretzel Raisin Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter-filled pretzel sandwiches or nuggets
  • 1 cup California raisins
  • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted or cocoa peanuts

DIRECTIONS

Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Store in an airtight container. Makes 3 1/2 cups.

Recipe tip: Stir in 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt covered raisins, if desired. Prep time: 5 minutes

Recipe from LoveYourRaisins.com

 

Cocoa Peanut Raisin Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups California raisins
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate graham crackers
  • 1 cup cocoa coated peanuts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Makes 4 cups. Prep time: 5 minutes

Recipe from LoveYourRaisins.com

 

Crunchy Cinnamon Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup California raisins
  • 1 cup cinnamon chex cereal
  • 1 cup cinnamon sugar pretzel pieces
  • 1/2 cup California golden raisins

DIRECTIONS

Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Makes 3 1/2 cups. Prep time: 5 minutes

Recipe from LoveYourRaisins.com

 

Vanilla Nut

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups California raisins
  • 1 cup cocoa & vanilla gluten free bunny cookies
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted almonds

DIRECTIONS

Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Makes about 4 cups.

Recipe tip: Stir in 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt covered raisins, if desired. Prep time: 5 minutes

Recipe from LoveYourRaisins.com

 

Honey Nut Raisin Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups brown crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup rolled gluten-free oats
  • 2 cups California raisins
  • 1/2 cup California golden raisins

 

DIRECTIONS

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add honey, almond butter and cinnamon and bring to a full boil. Let boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in cereal, almonds and oats. Spread 1-inch thick on a baking sheet then separate into 1-inch clusters. Let cool completely then stir in raisins. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 6 cups.

 

Recipe tip: For crunchy clusters, spread cooked mixture 1-inch thick on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.  Stir to form clusters and let cool completely. Stir in raisins. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 5 minutes. Cool time: 30 minutes.

Recipe from LoveYourRaisins.com