Zoo Food

"Great for kid's parties or in individual bags for bake sales. Mostly healthy ingredients, but you would never know it!"
photo by Charlotte J photo by Charlotte J
photo by Charlotte J
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Charlotte J photo by Charlotte J
photo by Charlotte J photo by Charlotte J
Ready In:


  • 2 cups animal crackers or 2 cups teddy grahams cookies
  • 1 cup salted peanuts or 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 12 cup M&M'
  • 12 cup raisins


  • Mix all together and store in an airtight container or zipper plastic bag.

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  1. My son and I made this tonight and just love it. It's the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Another plus: my son is allowed to bring a snack to school, and most of his classmates bring in something sugary. My son has a "mean mom" who won't let him have lots of sugar at school. This snack is perfect! He think he is getting something special because of the M&M's and yet I know it is basically healthy with lots of protein for his little body. Thanks!
  2. I just love Teddy Grahams, you know, and tonight I'm too tired to cook proper food for my brother and me. So, instead, we're just snacking on this and I've already made this thrice:-)! Its just wonderful, Thank you for posting!
  3. Adorable and tasty! This would be so cute as a treat for a kid's birthday party or to have around the house as a fun snack. It was really quick and easy to throw together and the ingredients were affordable and went well together. I loved how colorful and whimsical it was, with the little animals worked in to the trail mix. =)
  4. I wanted something for the kids to snack on this Thankgiving and knew they'd like this and it looks so pretty. I did have to make a few changes based on what was available here in our little store (would you believe they were out of regular animal crackers and had no raisins) so I used a small bag of frosted animals (they are messy, but the kids love them) and some little gingerbread boys, figured they'd be visitors at the zoo. No raisins, so just left them out. Then made individual zip lock bags and a small dish for the table. The photo doesn't look as cute at the regular recipe but the kids love it.
  5. This is very good. I made it for my daughter's 5 year old birthday party and it was a hit with all her guests. I added Reese's Pieces and pretzles to the mix. It's a nice, easy, versatile recipe.


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