Choco-nana Trail Mix

We do snack time after we get Wonder Woman from the bus every day, but it’s hard to really vary it up while staying healthy. We do fruits with yogurt or veggies and dip a lot, but I like giving them an extra ‘sweet treat’ occasionally. This trail mix is perfect, combining some sweet chocolate and popcorn (always a kid favorite) with healthy dried fruits. It could also be mixed up with a variety of other things for a whole new combo!

Choco-Nana Trial Mix / Busy Mom's Helper

11 cups Popcorn, popped
2 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
2 cups Dried banana chips
1 cup Dried raisins or cranberries (I use craisins)
1 cup Chocolate chips
1 cup Nuts of choice (pecans, walnuts, etc.)
Nonstick cooking spray

Pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl, removing any unpopped kernels.

Coat lightly with the cooking spray, tossing a few times and respraying.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat.

Add the bananas, raisins/cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts. Stir to mix.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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    • says

      Aw, thanks so much Donna! That sunshine penpals is such a cute, fun idea – a great way to connect with others! I’m going to have to consider doing that 😀

    • says

      Thanks Jeni! It really is….the popcorn, especially was a huge hit with the kids, since I don’t exactly let them have that as a ‘snack’ often (or ever, really).

    • says

      Thanks a bunch, Amber! I do, too – we don’t do popcorn very often (I hate cleaning all those kernels up!), so it’s an extra bit of a treat when we do 😀