There’s no denying that one of my favorite things is to be in the kitchen with my little boy. He’s finally at the point where he can be a helper in the kitchen and actually be more help than mess maker. I’ve got him doing a perfect matchstick cut on veggies and he can whip eggs whites like nothing I’ve ever seen. Of course, y’all know I’m kidding – although I wish I wasn’t… help like that would be invaluable. Anyway, anytime I can have Jack in the kitchen with me is a real treat and an opportunity to teach him about food, making healthy choices, and very basic cooking techniques.
This recipe is one that I used to make with my friends that lived next door when I was a kid so I knew I had to have Jack in the kitchen with me to make it. It’s really not a recipe per se, but it’s something perhaps you can do with your kids – especially with the holidays coming up and them being out of school. It’s really a matter of just dumping it all in a big bowl and mixing it together. I love the salty-sweet flavors and of course the nostalgia of a recipe from my childhood that I can now share with my little boy. When packaged up pretty, this is also a GREAT (and inexpensive) little gift for your child’s classmates and friends.
- 1 – 12 oz box Golden Grahams Cereal
- 1 – 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 – 10.5 oz bag of marshmallows (I only use half of the bag.)
- 1 – 12 oz can salted peanuts
- In a very large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. (I’m not a huge marshmallow person, so I usually only use about half of the bag. But you can suit it to your tastes.) Store in an airtight container.
S'mores Snack Mix
- 1 (12-ounce) box Golden Grahams Cereal
- 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 (10.5-ounce) bag of marshmallows
- 1 (12-ounce) can salted peanuts
- In a very large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. (I’m not a huge marshmallow person, so I usually only use about half of the bag. But you can mix it to your tastes.) Store in an airtight container.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.