Are you looking for an affordable way to eat organic snacks? My four kiddos adore Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies and they could inhale a whole box in one setting if I allowed it. Rather than a free for all box of bunnies, I have to give them an allotment. Anyone with me on this snack rule?
I’ve found a way to stretch this fun organic snack and make it a real treat for them. Those of you who like chex mix will appreciate this snack. My kids could eat the entire bowl of this too. Instead I divide it into portions in snack bags and stow them in the freezer until we head out the door. I place this entire plastic basket in my chest freezer to keep it fresh for weeks, like it would last that long. It’s a lunch time or soccer game treat. They’re satisfied, momma’s happy and so is her pocket book.
You can stretch all the ingredients out in three batches if you get creative with some other add-ins like nuts or other healthy stuff your family enjoys.
Enjoy my modified version of orginal chex mix made from home a little healthier with love.
- 3 cups Corn or Wheat cereal
- 3 cups Rice cereal
- 3 cups bite-size pretzels
- 3 cups Cheddar Bunnies or cheese crackers
- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and crackers; set aside. In small microwavable measuring glass, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
- Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container or freeze in individual snack bags for lunch boxes.
Sometimes when I’m in a hurry I’ll mix up a trail mix with no seasoning, add unsalted peanuts, dried fruit and pretzels and stow this in a canister for our camping trips.
What is your favorite snack mix?