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Real (freeze dried) apples, cereal, and notes of cinnamon make up this simple to assemble Apple cinnamon trail mix.
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Back to school is just around the corner and I have had apples on the brain. The grocery store is gearing up with all their apple flavored snacks and I even saw some pumpkin spice out today. Fall is coming ya’ll! So while I was shopping, all of those new apple cinnamon products were calling my name. I picked up a few things to create this super simple apple cinnamon trail mix.
So, you know the trail mixes at Christmas that everyone seems to make? It is very yummy but you have to turn on an oven or a crockpot, melt butter, mix everything up, wash a dish. You get my point – it is time consuming and best if someone gifts it to you! I know that probably sounds lazy but sometimes we just need a simple treat.
This apple cinnamon trail mix is a fun, seasonal treat without a lot of fuss. It is no cook and so simple your kids can assemble it.
Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix
A snack mix is fun because you can easily add or subtract ingredients without having to worry about a recipe. Find another apple or cinnamon item, throw in a handful or two. Hate something shown? Just omit it. Easy as pie.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Cinnamon Apple Straws (Aldi)
Mini Bear Grahams Apple Cinnamon (Aldi)
If you wanted to add in something extra, some white chocolate chips would be great. If your kids eat nuts, I think cashews would be a great addition to this apple cinnamon trail mix.
Assemble The Snack Mix
Add one cup of each item into a large bowl. I measured out a cup of each but when I make more, the handful method will be used!
Once you have all your items in the bowl gently mix to combine. I just used my hands but you could use a plastic spoon or spatula.
Store in a large ziplock bag. I am going to test out how the Freeze dried apples do with the rest of the crunchy items and will update in a day or two!
I had a disaster last year with my apple cinnamon trail mix so I just want to make sure that does not happen again. And in case you see the cute, apple shaped fruit snacks at the store that I saw, do NOT add them to your crunchy mix. The moisture in the gummy treat will make your crunchy items taste stale within a day or two. I am hoping that the freeze dried fruit doesn’t do that.
*Update* The freeze dried apples did just fine. After two days, everything is still crunchy and delicious.
The apple cinnamon trail mix is also a tasty back to school classroom treat. Add 1 cup or 1.5 cups to a clear favor bag, attach a super cute apple label, write “Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix” on your label, and tie it up with a red ribbon.
Need some more Fall & Apple in your life? Check out this fun Apple Cinnamon and Oatmeal Sensory Bin.
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