Growing up, one of my favorite things about fall was the slight, but noticeable change in the weather. Warm, humid air gave way to crisp breezes and the leaves turned slowly from green to yellow, red, orange, and all the brilliant hues in between, and my mom would inevitable make her famous “road trip snack mix.” I loved that snack mix. I could always count on filling my hands with its deliciousness and licking my fingers in satisfaction after it disappeared from the container.
Fall Festival Snack Mix
Now it’s my turn to share the same traditions with my girls, and I couldn’t feel happier making our own version of this nostalgic treat with them. Sharing happy traditions and making memories with my girls is what life is all about for me. I’m calling this my “Fall Festival Mix” because of the colors and ingredients, but you can easily change out any of the fall themed items for other seasonal delights.
Fall Festival Snack Mix Ingredients
- 1 cup of Goldfish® crackers (I used the colors mix)
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1 cup candy corn or fall candy mix
- 1 cup thin pretzel sticks
- Optional: 1 cup peanuts
- Pour each cup of ingredients in a zip top bag.
- Close the bag.
- Shake the bag gently to mix all the ingredients.
- Pour into a bowl or individual cups and serve.
My girls could not wait to try out this mix. From the moment I started measuring out the ingredients to letting them help me pour each cup into the zip top bag to shaking it together (GENTLY, I had to remind them), they loved being my little helpers in the kitchen.After we made our mix, we made a second batch without peanuts to share with our friends who have a peanut allergy. I tasted both mixes, and it was just as good without the peanuts as it was with them, so don’t feel like you’re missing out if you can’t include them. I could also see the addition of a dried fruit, like cranberries, in place of the peanuts being another option you could consider.
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