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This peanut butter maple snack mix is a perfect after school treat, road trip snack or portable pick me up! It is full of flavor, texture and plenty of crunch.

bowl full of peanut butter maple coated cereal, candies. raisins and peanuts for snack mix

      A delicious snack mix is always a good idea! This peanut butter maple snack mix is loaded with yummy coated cereal coated in an easy peanut butter maple mix, then extra peanuts, raisins and candies are mixed in to make it a super fun treat. Change up the mix ins to match your favorite flavors or make it just like we did.  Either way it is sure to get gobbled up!

       Shhhhhhhh! It’s nearing the end of July and that means back to school is around the corner. Don’t say it too loudly or you’ll scare the children… and the teachers!

     Next year at this time I’ll be getting a taste of what it’s really like (gulp!). I’ll be picking out school supplies and fretting over whether or not little dude is really ready.

     He’s smart as a whip, so I’m sure he is. However the idea of him getting on the bus with his bookbag is a bit much for this mama to take right now. Luckily I have a little more time to get used to the idea.

     MiMi was always really good at having fun after school snacks for us. We always had to sit down and finish our homework before we could play and a good snack helped us power through.

     My younger siblings almost always got fresh baked cookies. She’d freeze dough and bake a few cookies every afternoon.

    They were spoiled rotten and it’s not fair and all of that good stuff! When I was a kid, that snack was frequently some sort of trail mix or fancified gorp.

     It would almost always have the good old raisins and peanuts and of course chocolate candies. Sometimes it would be bulked up with cereal, pretzels or those cute little graham bears.

small container of peanut butter maple snack mix on a sheet of notebook paper with a couple of pens nearby as a perfect homework snack

    This is my twist on that idea. I coated some toasted oat cereal in one of my favorite combinations, peanut butter and maple syrup.

    It really adds an extra peanutty punch and makes this mix smell amazing! Then I tossed in those trail mix staples and a fun new snack was born.

     This would be great packed in a cold lunch.  It also makes a great after school snack to munch on while doing worksheets.

    But it doesn’t end there. If you’re in charge of after game snacks for the team, looking for a great roadtrip snack or even something to take along on a hike, this is multi-purpose, flavorful and portable!

sandwich bags of peanut butter maple snack mix with bag clips down the center making them look like butterflies

    Go ahead and whip up a batch today and let me know what you think. While you’re at it, why don’t you let me know what your favorite snack mix ingredients are?

More fun snack mix ideas: 

  • Sweet and Salty Caramel Snack Mix is kind of like caramel corn but made with cereal instead of popcorn.  Follow our easy directions to make it in crunchy quickly in the microwave.
  • Hillbilly Hash Popcorn is a super fun mix of crunchy peanut butter popcorn, and candy corn.  It is a perfect fall munchy snack. 
  • Brownie Batter Puppy Chow has been a favorite for quite some time.  It is a lot like the original only with even more chocolate punch!
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Yield: 16 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Peanut Butter Maple Snack Mix

Peanut Butter Maple Snack Mix

A delicious snack mix is always a good idea! This peanut butter maple snack mix is loaded with yummy coated cereal coated in an easy peanut butter maple mix, then extra peanuts, raisins and candies are mixed in to make it a super fun treat. Change up the mix ins to match your favorite flavors or make it just like we did. Either way it is sure to get gobbled up!
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 40 M

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoon melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups toasted oat cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate candies
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275 F and grease a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, syrup, melted oil and salt. Add the cereal and toss to coat.
  3. Spread over the greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes.
  4. Cool completely and then toss with candies, raisins and peanuts.
  5. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Calories
267.80
Fat (grams)
15.64
Sat. Fat (grams)
6.14
Carbs (grams)
28.86
Fiber (grams)
2.93
Net carbs
25.93
Sugar (grams)
15.63
Protein (grams)
6.37
Sodium (milligrams)
209.74
Cholesterol (grams)
4.32
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This peanut butter maple snack mix is a perfect after school treat, road trip snack or portable pick me up! It is full of flavor, texture and plenty of crunch.
This peanut butter maple snack mix is a perfect after school treat, road trip snack or portable pick me up! It is full of flavor, texture and plenty of crunch.

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Val

Monday 7th of August 2017

By now I'm pretty sure you know my love for snack mixes... I'll be pinning this one for later! Thanks for sharing on the Celebrate 365 Back to School Party!

Carlee

Monday 7th of August 2017

You and I definitely have a shared love for munchy mixes! I am sure your gang will like this one as well! Thanks, Val!

Unknown

Friday 28th of July 2017

This looks like a perfect after school snack!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of July 2017

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Sounds like a great afternoon snack for the office too!

Carlee

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

It definitely would be!

Allison

Monday 24th of July 2017

Turning the baggies into butterflies is such a cute idea! I don't have kids so I don't know these little mom tricks, but filing that one away for the kids at summer camp next year.

Carlee

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

The kids at camp would love it! Thanks, Allison!

Unknown

Monday 24th of July 2017

Mmmmm. I love this! Perfect for taking along on a hike or for road trips!! Yum!! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy Link Party!!

Carlee

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Portable snacks are the best, aren't they? Thanks, Kelly!