Both of the samples were great, even alone. The Beach Bash contains sunflower kernels, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and apricots while the Mountain Mambo has sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, raisins, apples, chocolate chips and cranberries. Both varieties were actually eaten plain, alone, by both of my picky children. That, in itself, should tell you they are good.
As always, when I get any new items, I try to think of different ways to use them. Sure, they are great for snacking but why just snack when you can SNACK? Don't get me wrong, I am all for keeping my children healthier, providing mostly non-sugary foods but I also know that everybody likes to have something as a treat every once in awhile.
One of the recipes I chose to try out was inspired by my children, who love Krispy Treats. Instead of using Rice Krispies, I substituted our store brand Crispix cereal and added in some Mountain Mambo mix to get Mountain Mambo Krispies
This is my way of having my kids get something healthy while still giving them their sweet item as well.
3 tablespoons butter or butter alternative
1 package mini marshmellows
6 cups Crispix, Crispix alternative or any crunchy cereal of your choice
1/2 Cup Enjoy Life Not Nuts Seed & Fruit Mix of your choice (can add more, if desired)
Spray a glass casserole dish with baking spray and set aside.
Using a large pot, melt the butter on medium-low heat. With a plastic spatula, add in the mini marshmellows and stir constantly to keep the butter and marshmellows from burning. Mix until well melted. Remove from the heat and add in the cereal and the Not Nuts Seed & Fruit Mix.
Gently spread the mixture into the prepared pan and let it cool before cutting into squares.
And, as most of you know, Sunday is Pancake Day at our house. This Sunday, I walked downstairs and was suddenly excited when I realized that I could use the mixes in my gluten free pancakes! Believe it or not, sometimes pancake day gets a little...mundane. This brightened my day. Because of this, we now have an awesome recipe for Gluten Free Trail Mix Pancakes.
This is the "Before" picture: