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Caramel Apple Trail Mix
Now that school and activities are in full swing, “grab and go” snacks are a major topic of conversation in our house and this Caramel Apple Trail Mix is the latest addition! The kids are trying to be more involved in planning, selecting and making quick snacks for their lunch box, after school and before activities. To help them get started, I created two snack stations with ideas of light, easy to make meals and quick snacks to grab on their way out the door.
First we made a grocery list and headed out to Pavilions. I love the vast selection there and how everything is so easy to find. Right now, Albertsons and their banner stores are celebrating the season with a Stock Up sale from 9/30 through 10/15. This would be an excellent time to load up on your favorite General Mills products! Here is a little preview of some amazing deals you will find:
- Honey Nut Cheerios $1.88
- Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup $1.28
- Progresso Light Chicken Noodle Soup $1.28
- Yoplait Original Strawberry $0.48
- Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla $0.88
- Nature Valley Crunchy Oats N Honey Granola Bars $2.48
- Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper – Cheese Burger Mac $0.88
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Vons/Pavilions Only) $1.69
Albertsons, Safeway & Jewel banners – Sept 30th – Tues, Oct 13th
Acme, Shaws & Star banners – Friday Oct. 2nd – Thurs, Oct 15th
You can view the ad HERE.
* Other Albertsons Banner Stores include: Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Tom Thumb, Acme, Star Market, Shaws, Carrs, Market Street and Amigos.
We found several great General Mills items to include in our two snack stations.
As we were wandering around the store, looking for additional snack ideas, we passed the seasonal aisle and caught a whiff of the cinnamon pine cones! I LOVE the smell of them. They were located near the pumpkins and gourds. Then we passed a caramel apple kit and I immediately thought of a fun snack to make for our snack station! I love seasonal snacks and so do my kids!
Once we unpacked our groceries, I went to work organizing them in a way to make it easy for my kiddos to choose something simple to make. I began with the pantry. In a medium storage bin, I gathered a variety of snack ideas and ingredients, all in one place. Then I created a label with those snack ideas for easy reference. Below it, I put all the chips and crackers in another bin for easy access. Now they can just pull the bin out and bring it to the counter. (This is also to avoid excessive crumbs and spills in the pantry.)
Having everything in one place is so much easier! There is also less of “MOM, what can I eat?!” Its all right there and they know exactly what is available to choose from. Let me just say: Best. Idea. Ever!
So lets get back to the seasonal snack idea… I decided to make a Caramel Apple Trail Mix!
Caramel Apple Trail Mix
- 1 1/2 Cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 1 1/2 Cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- 1 Cup Apple Chips, crumbled
- 1/2 Cup Yogurt Raisins
- 1/3 Cup Chewy Caramel Baking Bits
- 1/4 Slivered Almonds
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store in air-tight container.
I filled snack sized zipper bags with 1/3 cup of the Caramel Apple Trail Mix and added them to my snack station. The kids will grab one for their lunch box or for a quick snack after school. It really is so delicious! When I eat some it just reminds me of fall!
I hope you love it as much as we do! http://cbi.as/v9py
What is your favorite fall-inspired snack?