Post from monthly contributor, Jamie, at Love Bakes Good Cakes.
It’s officially Fall. I’m actually kind of glad …. Not only is the weather starting to cool down a bit, but life seems a little more normal than it did in the summer. Summer is chaos at our house. Not that it’s a bad thing, it’s just that I love having a schedule and I think my kiddos do better with one as well. With school back in session, it helps a lot to have the structure and schedules.
Besides school, there are so many fun things to do in the Fall – apple picking, visiting a corn maze, making chili, picking pumpkins and making Jack-o-Lantern’s, jumping in leaf piles, eating s’mores ….. Of course, after all of that excitement, sometimes you just need an easy (and fun) snack idea! I created this Fall Snack Mix as an after school snack for my kiddos – and they just loved it! It would be just as great as a snack for a day of fun too! Seriously, with Caramel Bugles, Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows and Reese’s Pieces, what’s not to love?
While this is a recipe, there really isn’t any specific amounts listed – Everyone has different tastes. Add as much or as little of something as you like! If you don’t like something, it’s easy to leave it out or substitute it with something else. I used the full packages of all of the items listed below (we’re a family of 7!) – well, at least what my kiddos didn’t eat before it made it into the bowl! I absolutely love the caramel bugles and pumpkin spice marshmallows – so I tend to try to make sure my spoonful has more of those things! 😉 Please, tell me I’m not the only one who does that?
- Candy Corn
- Reese’s Pieces
- Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
- Caramel Bugles
- Mini Nutter Butters
- Cheez-It Crackers
Mix desired amount of each ingredient in a large bowl. Store in a covered container.
I hope you enjoy! Until next time…
Jamie Sherman founded Love Bakes Good Cakes in February 2012. Jamie spends her days with her husband, Brian and homeschooling their 5 children – ages 17 to 1 – in the Phoenix area. She also develops and tests recipes using her own family recipes that have been handed down to her, as well as those she adapts from cookbooks, magazines, newspaper, online resources and from other bloggers.Her love of cooking started very young from watching her mother and grandmother in the kitchen – it’s a love she hopes to instill in her own children and gladly shares with her readers! She believes meals and recipes should be easy enough for the average cook and uses ingredients that are available in most local markets. Jamie has no culinary schooling and has learned through observation and experimentation. She strives to share recipes that are family-friendly, budget-friendly and cook-friendly!