10.02.2009

snack mix it up baby!

I love snack mix but I rarely buy it because it's so darn expensive!

A while back I spotted homemade snack mix ideas at one of the blog's I follow. I swear it was over at Linda's but for the life of me I can't find that post now! (BTW, Linda is having a great giveaway through October 9th. Check it out! )

I perused the bulk aisle to find some of the ingredients for this mix. I was able to pick up the mixed nuts and chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla chips in bulk. I found a bag of these buttery pretzel balls and I had a box of Cinnamon Chex at home already.

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I gently tossed all of the ingredients together and placed it in a jar with a tight fitting lid to keep it fresh. I've been throwing it into my kids lunches and they just love it!

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I can't wait to whip up another batch soon! I think I'll add some dried fruit and seeds next time!

Have you ever made your own snack mix? What did you use?

36 comments:

Jenn said...

Definitely a healthy snack mix. I love snacking on snack mixes in the afternoon. The great thing about them is that you can mix it up any way you want.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh i love this send a jar my way!

Danielle said...

Ive been trying to keep healthy snacks at my desk so I can "graze" instead of pigging out on fast food at lunch. what a no brainer (that this brain didn't even consider)!! Thanks for posting this :)

Judy said...

i love your new blog layout! how cute! =)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I wanted to make my own snack mix but kinda forgot about it. Now, you made me remember..

Mini Baker said...

Yum! This looks delicious... best thing about making your own is you don't have to pick through and throw out things you don't like... I hate having to do that with the pre-made kind!

Angie's Recipes said...

Definitely my snack mix too!
Angie's Recipes

Dustjacket Attic said...

So healthy, great idea.

Have a great weekend,
xxx

Adam said...

So basically you're saying your kids are the pride of the school lunch box group. I mean I'd totally peer over my pb&j to see 'hey what's he got over there?'

Katy ~ said...

Yumm.. does this look good. Excellent point that we only put in those goodies that we like and omit the rest! Love dried apple chips!!

Palidor said...

Snack mix is expensive, and making it at home is a great idea! Plus you can use just the ingredients that you like.

doggybloggy said...

man o man that some ten dollar snack mix if I ever saw some - and a nice new seasonal header to boot!

TKW said...

My kids LOVE snack mix...must try!

Faith said...

I love snack mixes! I usually mix dried fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate. I will definitely be looking for those butter pretzel balls...yum!

ck said...

What a great idea. I'm in desperate need of new snack ideas, I'll have to give this a try.

Connie Weiss said...

I love snack mix and I've always thought of making some during the holidays.

this one looks perfect!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

That's such a yummy snack!! I've never made my own! It's a great idea.

Velva said...

I have never made my own snack mix. Your snack mix looks great. I can see why your kids are enjoying it so much in their lunch boxes.

teresa said...

what a great snack, for kids and me. your blog looks great!

Stephanie said...

My mom always made a simple "trail" mix, she called it. It was just equal portions of peanuts, raisins, and chocolate chips. To this day, I just love it. Simple...yet the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and texture. YUM!

Can't remember if I already told you - but, love the new header!!!

Claudia said...

You know - I tend to only make these over the holidays - maybe because so many of the ingredients are on sale. Yours looks just wonderful - and the fun is - you can just put it what you and your family loves!

TreasureHunter said...

Looks soooo yummy. I am loving your good blog! I wish our grocery store had a bulk isle! It would be perfect for making snack mix instead of buying it.

Mimi said...

You know this reminds me that I used to make my own trail mix all the time. Pepitas, shelled sunflower seeds, almonds, dried cranberries and raisins. When I could find them I'd throw in dried blueberries. YUM!

In the winter I make my own Chex mix, basically following the recipe, but with little melba toasts & I make extra "sauce" cause I like it bold.

BarbaraJean said...

Hey... bring some to the Pumpkin Patch so I can enjoy! Good job!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I'll always make up my own snack mix cause my son has nut allergies. A lot of the pre-mixed snacks include nuts.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I have never made my own snack mix. But I love the idea! Your mix looks great!

burpandslurp said...

that is a sweet snackmix!
I've made a snack mix before, but it wasn't for me, it was for another person as a gift. I used nuts, seeds, dried fruits, yogurt-covered pretzels, and cereal!

noble pig said...

I love making my own, you've inspired me to whip up a batch!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

You had me at buttery pretzel balls! :)

Pearl said...

I must admit... the first thing I did when I got to your blog is scroll through all of the pictures... omg, YUM! Then I promptly clicked the follow button.

I've never made my own snack mix, but I have totally scooped some snack mix from a bulk bin into a bag and thusly created a bag of snack mix to my exact weight specification. Does that count?

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I know it sounds weird, but I like raisins and dried cranberries in my snack mix!

Mary said...

This looks so good and sounds so easy that it's hard not to worship at you feet. Have a great day.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Haven't made snack mix with the kids...but we will tomorrow!!!!!!!!! Promise!

WhisperingWriter said...

I would love to live in your house. It seems like there is something tasty there at all times...

shang09 said...

I make mine with peanuts, mini marshmallows, craisins, and sunflower seeds. Sometimes I throw in some m&m minis, too.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh that stuff is addicting, but it sure is good. You have a great site and I've enjoyed reading several of your posts.
Happy Twirls

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