A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Brain Food Trail Mix Recipe

Generally, I'm not much of a recipe gal.  Paul is by far the better cook in our house (love those firehouse recipes!).  I'm more likely to "defrost" something than to create something.  So any recipe I share is going to be an EASY one.

Our ingredients come from Costco, because that's where Paul does the bulk of our weekly shopping.  Yes, I really am that lucky.  

You need:  
4 cups plain Cheerios
2 cups cashews (you can use peanuts, or even mixed nuts if you prefer)
2 cups chocolate chips (if you're serving toddlers, you may want to use M&Ms to avoid mess, but Katie, who is almost 3 does fine with choc chips)
2 cups dried fruit (I usually use raisins, but this time, we had craisins, so I did one cup raisins, 1 cup craisins.)

Ordinarily, I have the kids pour each item into a gallon sized ziplock bag, which we then seal and shake to mix.  However, we were out of bags this time, so we used a bowl.  

I serve our trail mix in 1/2 cup portions.

Our trail mix makes a great snack for game playing (game review coming soon!).  We also like to take it to the park with us (but use M&Ms for park mix in warm weather).

I like this blend, because the kids think they're getting a huge treat, but it's not "junk food."  Enjoy!

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  1. Thank you for linking this wonderful recipe up with the Hearts for Home Blog Hop. I look forward to trying it out myself.

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