Fall Harvest Snack Mix

As the leaves are changing color and the air is getting chillier, everyone is indulging their favorite seasonal flavors. This harvest snack mix makes a great fun fall recipe for kids to help prepare in the kitchen.  Not only is the snack mix simple to make but it can be customized with all your kid’s favorite treats.

Ingredients

There really is no wrong way to create a snack mix! Here are some of our favorite ingredients to get you started but you can add different items to your liking.

  • Chex cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Candy Corn
  • M&M’s
  • Dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or dehydrated apple chips
  • Any type of nut like almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, or pistachios.

Directions

Once you have all your ingredients, mix everything together in our non-skid base mixing bowl. The amount of certain ingredients can be adjusted to create a balance for your liking. Consider pre-packing your harvest snack mix into baggies for your kids to take on the go!

Tips for Making this Fall Recipe with Kids

  • Let the kids pick out some of the ingredients
  • Measure out all of your ingredients and place them in individual prep bowls for the kids to help pour into the mixing bowl
  • Help the kids practice their counting by having them count out specific amounts of each ingredient and asking them how many are in each cup

Classic Caramel Apples

Another favorite fall recipe for kids is caramel apples. It’s another classic treat for this time of year and can be a great way to get in the fall spirit by making your own! This is another recipe that does not take many ingredients but will be a fun process for kids to try.

Four caramel apples

Ingredients

  • 6 medium apples. Granny Smith apples are popular because they are very sweet, but you can use any kind of apple you like. Honeycrisp or Fuji apples also work well.
  • 1 package (14 ounces) individually wrapped caramels
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • Remove stems from the apples and press a craft stick through the top of each one.
  • Unwrap caramels and place them into a microwave-safe bowl. Add the milk and microwave for two minutes. Stir together and let cool for a few seconds.
  • Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until evenly coated. Place them in a silicone cupcake liner on a baking sheet to set.
  • Optional: coat caramel layer with additional toppings like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or sprinkles.

Pro Tip: The caramel could get messy! Be sure to dress your little one in one of our fun chef aprons

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