Kiddos Favorite Trail Mix

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Parrot Head Mama

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.

Top Review by Ilysse

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 236.59 ml Cheerios toasted oat cereal (honey nut, plain and apple cinnamon work equally as well)
  • 236.59 ml goldfish crackers or 236.59 ml other cheese crackers
  • 236.59 ml cherry-flavored dried cranberries (or other favorite dried fruit)
  • 236.59 ml cashews or 236.59 ml other favorite nuts (although be aware of children's potential allergy to peanuts)
  • 236.59 ml miniature M&M's chocolate candies (or other chocolate candy)
  • 236.59 ml peanut butter chips or 236.59 ml butterscotch chips
  • 236.59 ml miniature pretzel twists or 236.59 ml 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).

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