Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 6 cups
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Recipe Notes

  • Peanuts and other small foods that are round are easy for your preschooler to choke on when swallowing them. Have your child eat at the table, or at least while sitting down.
  • Always watch your child while he or she eats.
Kid friendly

Ingredients

1 cup
square-type whole grain cereal
1 cup
o-type whole grain cereal
1 cup
puff-type whole grain cereal
1 cup
dried fruit of your choice
1 cup
small pretzels
1⁄2 cup
small nuts*

Directions

  1. Set out a bowl of each ingredient with a serving spoon.
  2. Let guests add a spoon of each ingredient to a platic bag or other container. Shake to mix. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Peanuts and other small foods that are round are easy for your preschooler to choke on when swallowing them. Have your child eat at the table, or at least while sitting down.
  • Always watch your child while he or she eats.
Last updated: 05/25/17

3 Comments for "Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix"

I have made this several times with kids:  once in a library setting and once in our 4-H cooking club.  Kids measure out all the ingredients into the bowls, then put their own portions in ziplock bags.  Great practice for measuring skills.  We also talk about what groups are represented in My Plate:  whole grains, fruit and protein (nuts).  Combined with a fruit smoothie or pumpkin smoothie in a cup and you can cover all the aspects of My Plate in 2 kid-friendly recipes

This is a great snack.  Mix up a batch, then divided into small zipper plastic bags.  It's always ready to grab for a snack or for lunches on the go.

I take this to work as a snack all the time! simple and so delicious!

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