August 31 is National Trail mix day. Time to make everyone’s favorite party snack. This S’mores trail mix reminds me of the ever popular camping treat, and the kids will just love it, so it makes a wonderful after school snack.
Our family is very fond of trail mixes. They are a good way to satisfy you sweet tooth and also give you an extra boost of energy. Trail mixes are easy to find in the stores, but they are also super easy to make and you can put them together to suit your individual tastes, so I like to come up with my own recipes.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Consumer Brands. All opinions are entirely my own. It’s time to make some S’mores Trail Mix!
Adding some nutritious ingredients to a few sweet treats also means that you know you are giving your kids something that is nutritious to snack on instead of a full out sugary snack.
Treat your family to this delicious S’mores Trail mix.
Each time I make a new trail mix recipe, I try to incorporate a few ingredients that I have not used in the past. It makes snacking fun and I can even use flavors to tie in with seasons. Since late summer is the time for camping, I thought a twist on the fun time camping snack – S’mores – was in order. This S’mores trail mix is the perfect snack to make the kids feel as though the summer is still with us, even though it is back to school time.
Imagine my delight, when shopping recently at my local Food Lion, to discover a Malt-O-Meal® cereal in a S’Mores flavor! As soon as I saw it, I knew that it would make its way into my new trail mix recipe! And since Malt-O-Meal has 34 delicious options to choose from, the varieties for some future snacking are just endless. How about some crunched Malt-O-Meal Cinnamon Toasters on top of delicious baked apples, or some Malt-O-Meal Golden Puffs muffins?
Right now Catalina has a special offer for Food Lion shoppers that ends on 9/30/16. Shoppers can really save big! You can get between $1-$2.50 off the retail price of Malt-O-Meal cereals, depending on the number of bags that you buy.
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The more you buy, the more you save! Not only is this a great tasting cereal, but you can use it in all sorts of other recipes!
I love the look of the ingredients that are going into this S’mores Trail Mix recipe! It is a delicious blend of sweet, crunchy, salty, tart and wholesome goodness.
I knew that I wanted a nice variety of yummy tastes, so my big bowl of goodness contains the following ingredients:
- shelled pistachios
- sunflower seeds
- dried cranberries
- dark chocolate chunks
- peanut butter chips
- flaked coconut
- and of course my Malt-O-Meal S’Mores cereal. I can’t wait to mix it all up!
This is such a busy time of the year. The kids are heading back to school, there are tons of things to catch up on myself, and there seem to be an endless round of things to do right now. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s important for me that my recipe is one that is easy to put together. This recipe is just that. Once I get all my ingredients sorted out, the whole thing comes together in about one minute! You can’t beat that for quick snacking, can you?
Pour everything into a large bowl, give it all a good swirl and you are ready to say “Hey gang, anyone want s’more trail mix? My Sunflower pail makes a great storage container for my trail mix.
This S’mores Trail Mix is chock full of nutritious ingredients, but the addition of the decadent dark chocolate and yummy peanut butter chips makes you feel as though you are treating yourself to something sweet, as well. Add in the tang of dried cranberries and you have a winner!
One of the great things about this type of snack, instead of a sugary one, is that it is full of protein-packed nuts and seeds so that you don’t get the crash from a sugar rush right after you have eaten it.
Almonds, cashews and pistachios add some lovely crunch and those Malt-O-Meal S’Mores cereal clusters give just the right look to the mix. If you have a variety of trail mixes in your canisters, there will be no mistaking the fact that this is the special S’mores Trail Mix when you see those tell-tale marshmallows, nestled between mini honey grahams with a bit of chocolaty crunch. I am betting this trail mix will be, hands down, the one to disappear first! I love serving it in these mason jar mugs!
This Energy Boosting S’mores Trail Mix with Coconut and Dark Chocolate chunks is a nutritious mix of nuts and seeds, plus dried cranberries and peanut butter chips to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s the perfect snack for a busy back-to-school afternoon and is also great to pack in your gym bag or your handbag for those times when you are on the go!
This recipe for S’mores Trail Mix is the perfect party appetizer, too! I love the crunch of the honey grahams and toasty texture of the mini marshmallows and chocolatey chunks. It really is a party in your mouth! Your party guests will love it.
I found the Malt-O-Meal S’Mores cereal in the ready to serve cereal aisle of my supermarket. With 34 available varieties, you can be sure to find your favorite flavor, too!One of the best things about trail mixes is that the sky is the limit as to what you can put into them. So head off to Food Lion and gather up your favorite bag (or two) of your favorite Malt-O-Meal cereal and see what kind of a trail mix you can come up with! This would make a great Christmas present for a foodie friend. Display it in a mason jar and you could even print out a label so they can make it on their own, later!
What are your favorite things to add to a trail mix recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
- 1 cup Malt-O-Meal cereal - S'Mores flavor
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1 cup cashews
- ½ cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chunks
- Place all of your ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
- Store the trail mix in an airtight container at room temperature, or divide into individual portions in zip-top baggies.
- A good serving size is a heaping ¼ cup.
- Enjoy! Makes about 25 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
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