Thursday, September 26, 2013

Honey Bear Snack Mix

My daughter and I whipped up this fun little snack this afternoon all the while singing "Teddy Bear's Picnic" as we mixed and stirred. This easy to make mix will be a great after school snack for her two brothers who always get off the bus starving and begging for food!!

**If you have a nut allergy in the home, you can always substitute something else for the peanuts, like pretzels or just omit them all together! 

4 cups of popcorn (I used air-popped. If you don't have an air-popper #1. You should get one <microwave popcorn is not good for you> and #2 Use popcorn that has little to no seasoning as you will be adding butter and spices to the popcorn!)

2 cups plain Cheerios

1 cup Teddy Grahams

1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts (optional)

1 cup mini marshmallows

2 Tbl honey

3 Tbl butter

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 300F

Mix the popcorn, Cheerios & Teddy Grahams in a large bowl. Place honey, butter, salt & cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for one minute. Remove from microwave and stir until butter is melted and all the ingredients are smooth and combined. Pour over the popcorn, Cheerios & Teddy Grahams and toss to coat evenly.

Pour coated mixture on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Give the mixture a nice little stir. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool. Then add the peanuts and the marshmallows. Let your little honey bears enjoy this sweet snack!!

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