Chocolate Drizzled Trail Mix | Packable Snackables
Chocolate Drizzled Trail Mix is the perfect Packable Snackables to bring along on those super busy days of shuffling children to school and activities. This Chocolate Drizzled Trail Mix is filled with dried fruits, nuts and seeds and of course, chocolate!
Chocolate Drizzled Trail Mix
I have never met a child who didn’t like to snack! Who can blame them? Snacking is fun! Snacks are an important part of a child’s day. My children are growing so fast and need frequent refueling. The task of feeding them is never ending, isn’t it?
How many times a day do you hear, “Mom, I’m hungry"? Over and over and over, probably, just like in my house.
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I diligently plan our healthy meals, but I do not always plan for snack time. I seem to just throw something together whenever my kids are hungry. But this is not working so well for me now that my kids are older and hungrier and busier. My brain simply can not keep up with my children's hunger pains!
PLANNING HEALTHY SNACKS
While I do not need to plan each and every snack, I do need to plan ahead for the times we are out running from one music lesson to another. We have many music lessons during the week and my children need to keep their inspiration and energy levels high. I am able to prepare some snacks ahead of time that I can keep bring with us. When hunger strikes, I will be prepared and my children can refuel.
We are constantly refueling on the go and I need to ensure my children are consuming food at the right time and in the right quantities. My children need nutrients and energy to perform optimally at all their musical lessons, orchestra practices and numerous recitals. Remember, refueling is not a normal meal, it is simply refueling the body for future activity.
I find it easy to prepare snacks while we are at home. But it has been a bit of a challenge to come up with snacks that travel well. I like something that is transportable, can be eaten in the car, doesn't need a spoon and will not make a huge mess. I came up with the idea of "Packable Snackables"!
Trail Mix with SNICKERS® 2-to-go bars can be enjoyed at home, but it is the perfect snack for taking on the go to refuel. The snack urge can really hit us at any time. Thankfully, my local Walmart is super close and I can pop right in to gather all my ingredients for my SNICKERS® trail mix and grab Dr Pepper TEN for myself right at the check out aisle!
A great trail mix is always a fabulous combination of crunchy, sweet and salty. My children need the protein and healthy fat, so I add nuts and seeds. I also add dried fruit and coconut flakes for the sweetness. I always give a bonus and add SNICKERS® pieces as well.
This trail mix with SNICKERS® satisfies all the snack urges. While my children are refueling on the go with SNICKERS®; this busy home educating mom of three, who drives many hours a day, from one music lesson to another, is refueling with Dr Pepper TEN.
Chocolate Drizzled Trail Mix
What you need
3 cups nuts (I used peanuts, almonds, and cashews)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
SNICKERS® 2-to-go-bar (cut up in bite size pieces)
Dr Pepper TEN
How to make it
Mix together the nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, raisins, dried cranberries and SNICKERS® pieces.
Pack in individual containers for the perfect packable snackable to take on the go to refuel.