Friday, May 14, 2010

Smores Trail Mix {A Great Afterschool Snack or Lunch Box Treat}

I was glancing through a after school snack cook book at the School Book Fair and came across this recipe for a S'mores Trail Mix. I thought to myself what a fun and easy little snack that the kids can make at home.  My kid's love s'mores, but to be honest the only time we make them is when we go camping.

We don't go camping a whole awful lot. You see our camp outs usually consists of a camping in our back yard. But that's OK, my kids love back yard camp outs.Besides that the only other time we have s'mores is in the winter when our fire place is in full swing.

I thought what a fun way to bring s'mores indoors. Plus this version is way less messy than traditional s'mores. This trail mix only requires a handful of ingredients which keeps it pretty low cost.

You can use either teddy grahams or golden grahams cereal. I chose to use cereal instead of cookies.By using the golden grahams cereal it was a bit more healthy than using cookies. Not to mention the golden grahams were $2.68 for a 16oz box versus $2.50 for a 10oz box of teddy grahams.

 I wanted to keep this recipe as low cost as possible and I always have mini marshmallows and chocolate chips in the pantry.

Not only is this trail mix the perfect after school or lunch box treat. But it is also fun to add the trail mix to clear gift sacks and make treat bags for the kids at school. What kid wouldn't love this.

I opted to leave the peanuts out of the trail mix for the kids, but I did add a few peanuts for my oldest son and me.

The great thing about this recipe is the kids can make it all by themselves. Just toss all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Store in a airtight container and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

This little mix has the perfect combination of flavors. Do you have a favorite after school snack you make for your kids? If so I would love to hear about it.

S'mores Trail Mix

15-16 oz box golden grahams cereal or
2 - boxes teddy grahams
1 - 16oz bag miniature marshmallows
1 - 12oz package nestle chocolate chips
2 - cups peanuts (optional)

Empty all ingredients into a large bowl or bag and mix. 
Store mix in a air tight container.


the country cook said... #

Yum! Those mix of flavors would make great "smore rice crispy treats" too...

JavaMama said... #

YUM!!! I even have all of that in my cupboard RIGHT now!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said... #

How fun ... and tasty! Another great and easy snack idea. The kids will love this!

Avril Miller said... #

What a yummy idea! - thinking of making this treat as a party favor for my daughter's BDay party....thanks! :-)

~Judy~ said... #

Great little recipe and easy too!

Katherine said... #

What a cute idea! It would be a great gift.

Sherrie said... #

I made this today and all my boys loved it! So simple and so wonderful. TFS :)

sanjeet said... #

I even have all of that in my cupboard RIGHT now!
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sanjeet said... #

How fun ...
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Melissa said... #

We made these for the kids at church one weekend for a special snack to go along with our monthly theme! It was such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said... #

Yum...we love smores when we go camping. Great way to have that flavor all year long :)

Beth said... #

Thanks for the recipe. We just put it together and although my girls are 15 and 18, we love it!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

How fun Beth your never to old for a fun and tasty trail mix.

~Alison~ said... #

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
My baby girl just started on table food and I'm on the look out for some healthier snack options! this is perfect!

Rebekah said... #

I never would have thought of that! I love it!

Annie Davis said... #

I made this today. It was great!

Anonymous said... #

I love this idea!! So yummy!! I linked it to my blog.

Alison Zulyniak said... #

After school snack for kis?... i'm thinking late night snack for Mom!!!

Alison Zulyniak said... #

After school snack for kids?... i'm thinking late night snack for Mom!!!

Traci said... #

I made some yesterday. My oldest said it was very yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

Misty Martin said... #

My girls are jumpin g up and down to make this.

Anonymous said... #

How can I stop the cereal from becoming soft and not crunchy?

Bianca @ The Pierogie Mama said... #

I made this with teddy grahams for our camping trip this weekend and it was so yummy!

My only complaint (though not any fault of the author's) is that after the first day, the marshmallows get hard (like Lucky Charms). On the second day the cookies get soft. Still a great snack, but my recommendation for those bringing this camping is to bring the ingredients separately rather than prepare ahead of time at home.