When the kids get home from school they’re starvinggggg. I’m starting to think they have a goal to eat us out of house and home, but regardless we always have lots of snacks on hand and I love creating yummy treats for them to eat. My husband always jokes that I’m the healthy parents because when I give the kids snacks it tends to be healthier items like yogurt, granola bars, and fruit. I’m thankful that when it comes to eating fruits it’s something my kids loves, with one of their favorites being raisins.
California Raisins are a healthy and delicious snack. They’re not messy, portable, and and perfect for on-the-go snacking and lunch boxes. California Raisins are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about giving to your kids. They get their sweetness naturally and with California Raisins, the nutrition label tells a great story: Zero fat, no cholesterol and no added sugar. Plus, raisins offer 9% of your daily fiber and potassium, and 6% of your daily iron. (per quarter cup serving)
I whipped up a fun after school treat for the kids using some of their favorite snack items that turned out to be a big hit. It’s quick, easy, and I can pack more in their lunches tomorrow!
Trail Mix Popcorn Bars
1 bag white microwave popcorn or 8 cups of popped popcorn
5 cups mini marshmallows
6 tbsp butter
1 cup m&m’s
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup california raisins
Melt butter in pot over medium heat. Once melted mix in marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat and add in popcorn, raisins, peanuts, and m&m’s. Mix well gently. Place mixture into a 9×13 baking pan lined with wax paper. Even out and let cool.
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