Friday, August 8, 2014

Back to School: Easy Snack Mix Recipe

Crunch, salty, savory. Yummy! 
Want to give your kids this combination, but want it not to be fried? Here is your recipe. This is another one of those "hide it so you don't eat it" recipes. And it is easy!! No cooking - no baking. If you can stir and/or shake, this recipe is for you! We did put cashews in the mix for a little protein, but feel free to leave it out if needs be. It won't make much of a difference.

Easy Snack Mix Recipe

7 cups Rice Chex
5 cups Glutinos Pretzels (approximately 8 ounces)
1 6-1/2 ounce box Van's Say Cheese Crackers
1 6-1/2 ounce package (2 cups) roasted and unsalted cashews (optional)
1-1/2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1-ounce package Hidden Valley Salad and Seasoning Mix (The list of ingredients must say gluten-free, since all Hidden Valley products are not gluten-free).

In a large lidded plastic container, place the first four ingredients. Sprinkle on 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil and gently toss ingredients to cover with oil. Sprinkle the package of Hidden Valley over the snack mix in the bowl a little at a time and toss until all is well-covered. Allow flavors to blend overnight before serving. Store in a cool, dry place.

So that's it. Pour it in, gently stir. Serve it up!

Serve it with fruit as an after school snack!

And remember that panicked post about all I was doing was making gluten-free lunches? Well, here's my first tip: immediately bag this yumminess into individual portions (or bag half of it and eat the rest... I mean... save it for those snacks mentioned above). Grab a bag to stick into the lunch bag.

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