Kid-Friendly Recipes: Cinnamon Snack Mix

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on September 27, 2011

Every day when I pick up the kiddo from preschool I immediately pepper him with questions. What did you do? Did you listen to any stories? Did you sing any songs? What did you play with? Who did you play with?

What did you have for snack?

You see, each parent is assigned to bring snack every six weeks or so. The school provides white milk, but it’s up to the parents to bring a small snack, to keep those little tummies full and to prevent all 10 kids getting a bad case of the sassies all at once.

You think it’s bad when your kid(s) get crabby? Just imagine having 10 crabby three year olds. They could easily take over the classroom. Easily. No one wants to be in the middle of that kind of madness.

No one. *shudder*

So it’s up to us to keep the teachers alive by providing a semi-nutritious snack. Which would normally be something store bought, but in the kiddos’ class there are no food allergies. Woot! Perhaps even better than zero possibility of kids having an allergic reaction to a snack is that now I can make something tasty instead of buying something that resembles cardboard.

Insert happy dance!

Of course I wanted to make something that the kiddo would enjoy helping with, as well as something tasty, and something that isn’t a brownie, cookie or cake. I wouldn’t feed that to the kiddo as a part of an every day snack, so I’m not going to serve it to a room full of three year olds either. Which I’m sure their teachers appreciate. I think that sugared-up kids rival sassy kids.

So I created a slightly sweet snack mix, with a hint of cinnamon, because you can’t make something without cinnamon this time of the year. I’m pretty sure it’s a law. Or it should be. With a handful of raisins {not pictured} you have a pretty well balanced snack, and something that kids will enjoy making and eating.

Kid-Friendly Recipes: Cinnamon Snack Mix

I may have outdone myself just a little bit with this snack. So much so that I probably can never supply a store bought snack, for fear of the disappointment on the teachers’ faces.

Kid-Friendly Recipes: Cinnamon Snack Mix

What can I say, I live to please, as long as pleasing includes making something yummy to eat.

Kid-Friendly Recipes: Cinnamon Snack Mix

Kid-Friendly Recipes: Cinnamon Snack Mix


  • 5 cups honey graham cereal
  • 2 cups corn chex cereal
  • 2 cups ramen noodles, crushed
  • 2 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup raisins, craisins or chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the honey graham cereal, chex cereal, ramen noodles and pretzels.
  3. In a small bowl stir together the melted butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  4. Pour over the cereal mixture, and toss to coat.
  5. Spread the mixture on a large baking sheet covered with tin foil or silicone baking mat.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, stirring once. Cool and store in airtight container.
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