Another Yummy Use for Fall’s Harvests
Fall is harvest time, a time of bounty; it is also my favorite time of year and the time in which my favorite holiday, Halloween, takes place. With the cooling of the season, all sorts of yummy fruits are available and pumpkins are ripe for the carving. With all this bounty, a trail mix is just the thing to give purpose to the odds and ends of other snacks or projects. Trail mix is a nutricious snack that children can help fix. And because ingredients will almost never need cooking at the time the mix is being made, it is also a safe snack for children to help an adult create.
I like to reach into the cupboard and pull out the opened boxes and containers to see what I have available when I make trail mixes, but today I have decided to share with you my favorite Halloween trail mix: Jack’s Trail Mix. I call it Jack’s Trail Mix because I use pumpkin seeds in this mix, which are often the leftovers from my family carving Jack o’Lanterns as Halloween comes rolling in.
1 cup diced dried apples
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup craisens
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cup granola
Place all ingredients in a bowl or food storage bag and mix well.
In general, all ingredients listed in this treat can be purchased at grocery stores, but they can all also be made at home. Additional seasoning can also be included, like sprinkling cinnamon and sugar to taste. Trail mixes are versatile by nature, so I would suggest you experiment and have fun with this sort of treat!