This is a snack we sent to my daughter’s nursery school class during “D” week. We combined some Chex mix recipes and came up with a dinosaur style snack mix. The idea was to have kids dig for dinosaur bones and dinosaur eggs in the snack mix.
- 2 c. Corn Chex cereal
- 2 c. Rice Chex cereal
- 1 1/2 c. oyster crackers
- 1/2 c. small pretzel sticks or pretzel snaps
- 2 c. graham sticks (dinosaur bones) or Stauffer’s original animal crackers (dinosaurs)
- 6 oz. dried fruit (we liked a combination of dried blueberries, cranberries, and cherries)
- 1 c. yogurt-covered raisins (dinosaur eggs)
- 5-6 T. butter, melted
- 2 T. sugar
- 2 t. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place cereals, oyster crackers, pretzels, and graham sticks in a large bowl; mix lightly.
- Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle evenly over cereal mixture. Toss to coat. **If the mixture is pretty dry, mix another half batch of butter/sugar/spice and add.
- Spread the coated cereal mixture in an even layer on the pan.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring gently halfway through. Cool completely. Stir in dried fruit and yogurt-covered raisins.
- Instead of graham sticks or animal crackers, you could use mini-dinosaur grahams. I can’t ever find these at my grocery store, but I think they are out there.
- For “G” week, you could make Gorilla Grub and substitute the yogurt-covered raisins and dried fruit for plain raisins and dried banana chips. You could also call this Monkey Mix.
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