Critter Munch

February 25th, 2012

There’s this snack they feed the kids at daycare called “Critter Munch.”  It’s sort of like trail mix for preschoolers (sans nuts).  When I was little, a similar entity existed.  We called it a “munchie box.”  Mostly it was different kinds of cereal all mixed together in an oval tin.  I loved the munchie box, so I decided to make something similar for snacks around the house.

I browsed the aisles of the grocery store looking for munchable items and came up with a good supply.  Honey Nut Cheerios, mini marshmallows, M&Ms;, animal crackers (which turned out to be too big, Craisins, and goldfish crackers.

There’s no science to the proportions.  Just mix all the munchies together until it looks good.  I went heavy on the marshmallows because I know Miss Mouse adores them.

I got creative for storage and “upcycled” (oooh, look how green and hip I am) a butter toffee almond container that just happened to be the perfect size to throw in a diaper bag for a day out.  It’s got a flip top lid, too, so Miss Mouse can eat her snack in the car.

Sadly, Buggie doesn’t have the dexterity for the container yet and I haven’t figured out a better method of feeding him in the car other than handing him goldfish crackers one by one.  It’s not the best system ever.  But the snacks are good!

One response to “Critter Munch”

  1. G'Mom says:

    Munchie box! I had forgotten about it. Marshmallows? Oooh – I don't think you got any of those.

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