Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Easy, nutritious, keeps for a long time (in a sealed container), easily "tweaked" to fit your personal tastes. A REAL kid-pleaser. Great for bringing snack on your child's turn at preschool/daycare. Although it may be wise to omit the ingredients containing peanuts (when considering a choice for nuts and regarding the peanut butter chips) as the allergy to peanuts is increasingly common and potentially life-threatening. Also great for a cooking activity with small children...wash their hands and let them throw handfulls of the ingredients together.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup Cheerios toasted oat cereal (honey nut, plain and apple cinnamon work equally as well)
  • 1 cup goldfish crackers or 1 cup other cheese crackers
  • 1 cup cherry-flavored dried cranberries (or other favorite dried fruit)
  • 1 cup cashews or 1 cup other favorite nuts (although be aware of children's potential allergy to peanuts)
  • 1 cup miniature M&M's chocolate candies (or other chocolate candy)
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips or 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup miniature pretzel twists or 1 cup pretzel stick


  1. Throw everything together in a sealed container.
  2. Store in cool, dry area (to prevent melting of chocolate candies/chips and other soft ingredients).
Most Helpful

5 5

what could be bad? I added raisins, peanut M&Ms and honeycomb cerial (had them in the pantry) left out the chips. Kids and I loved it. It made a great car trip snack.

5 5

Awesome recipe! At first the kids turned up their noses at the thought of cranberries and nuts but we pushed on. They had a blast making it. They actually ate the cranberries and nuts and loved it. They polished off the whole batch and asked to make more. Thank you!

4 5

Took this with us camping and the kids really enjoyed it. Used honey nut cheerios, regular m&m's, plain goldfish, peanut butter chips, cherry craisins, mini pretzel twists and omitted the nuts.