Trail Mix Recipe | Happy Trails to You

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  • I wanted to send Adalyn’s friends a little something for the end of the school year.  Fortunately, her “school” allows homemade treats!  I decided to make one of my favorite snack mixes, substituting butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips in case of any allergies.  I also eliminated my favorite sesame sticks, as I’m not too sure a lot of 2 year olds will enjoy them as much as I do.
    Start out with a few of your favorite things.  Try to include an equal mix of sweet and salty. I included:
    1 bag banana chips
    1 bag pretzel sticks
    1/2 box Chex cereal
    1 bag M&M’s
    1bag butterscotch chips
    Using your hands {rather than pouring packages in}, add ingredients to large mixing bowl.  This will eliminate lots of crumbs and loose salt that just doesn’t look as pretty in clear cellophane!  Toss.
    Grab a handful…see if you like the mixture and ratio.  Hey, taste testing is important!
    Using clear treat bags, add mix, lay flat, remove excess air and fold the top several times.  
    Add your label!

    Click here for the free printable label.  I used sticker paper by HP that can be found at an office supply store.  Remember when you purchased a printer and it came with a random pack of paper?  You just might have some on hand!  I did!

    Print, cut, add your child’s name and label!

    Happy Trails to You!  {unless you want more classmate gift ideas, then click here.}
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