Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gabby's Eats: Fall Harvest Snack Mix For A Good Cause

This October Gabby's class hosted a fundraiser breakfast cafe outside her school. It is a weekly event that each grade participates in to help support not only the class but the whole school too!  We wanted to come up with a fun treat to share with her friends and raise money for this important cause so we worked on this snack mix together a few weeks before.  Our teamwork paid off and we developed a yummy semi-indulgent recipe that also has some healthy characteristics as well. In addition to raising money we are also fans of saving money, that's why we in this post are also highlighting the site a great site where you can sell unused gift cards to get cash to buy ingredients for yummy recipes like these or even buy discounted gift cards!  They are hosting a Halloween recipe round up and we thought this was a perfect recipe to share!!

While candy corns and a sweeter cereal are involved, also included are dark chocolate, fruit and whole grains which do indeed have some positive health benefits (like vitamins and minerals and they certainly kicked up the fiber content too)! So we'd say this is a pretty decent treat to munch on occasionally :)  

Plus, this is a very easy to make recipe with your family for the Autumn season and even for Halloween party snacks or favors!

So make some at home and check out Gabby working away with Mommy trying the recipe out in late September, and ironically the first week of Fall!! And check out too!!


2 cups frosted mini wheats (or cinnamon chex if on gluten free diet)
2 cups air popped popcorn
1.5 cups pretzels (if on gluten free diet use GF brand such as Glutino)
½ cup dried apple chips, broken (I used the Bare brand)
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup candy corns
1 t cinnamon
2 teaspoons sugar (optional)


Mix all the above ingredients together in a bowl. 

Store in an airtight container.

Makes seven cups, 7 servings    

Serving size: 1 cup  Calories 210  Protein 3 g Carb 44 g  Fiber 4 g Sugars  23 g Fat 3.5 g Saturated fat 2 g Sodium 115 mg


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