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.
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!
If you are looking for a fun snack mix for after school, road trips, parties and more, you are in the right place. This recipe makes a fun gorp or trail mix style munchy mix that is easy and delicious.
The special twist in this mix is the peanut butter and maple syrup coating that is baked on the Cheerios. It is super simple to do and makes the mix so flavorful.
Then add the traditional trail mix goodies of raisins, chocolates and peanuts and you get a flavorful and hearty snack. It is super transportable for hikes, boat trips, road trips and more.
Plus it stores well, so you can keep some on the counter for when a snack attack hits. Once you have made it a time or two, you can easily change up the mix-ins to keep it interesting.
If you are serving people with peanut allergies or sensitivities, you can use sun butter, almond butter or another almond butter instead of the peanut butter. Then add sunflower seeds, toasted pecans or another nut instead of the peanuts… or leave them out altogether.
Instead of adding M&M’s, use candy coated sunflower seeds instead. That will still give you that fun pop of color with even more nutty goodness. Use the extra sunflower seeds to make turkey rice krispie treats, they are cute and fun to make!
Feel free to substitute other dried fruit in place of the raisins. Dried cranberries or cherries would be great options, or use whatever your favorite is!
Original Post from 2017
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.
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 peanut-y 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 road trip snack or even something to take along on a hike, this is multi-purpose, flavorful and portable!
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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Peanut Butter Maple Snack Mix
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoon melted coconut oil or butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 cups Cheerios or similar
- 1 cup chocolate candies
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 275°F and grease a rimmed baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, syrup, melted oil and salt. Add the cereal and toss to coat.
- Spread over the greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes.
- Cool completely and then toss with candies, raisins and peanuts.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.