Easy Kids Toasted Trail Mix Recipe

I am always looking for a new trail mix recipe for the family. Trail mix or snack mix is perfect for the lunchbox, or as an after-school pick-me-up!

Kids toasted trail mix
Let’s make easy kids toasted trail mix recipe.

Let’s make Easy Kids Toasted Trail Mix Recipe

I recently found this Kids Toasted Trail Mix recipe and fell in love! It gives you the perfect mix of salt, nuts, and pizza flavor — yes it’s pizza flavor!

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Kids toasted trail mix
This is what we will need to make the toasted trail mix!

Kids Toasted Trail Mix ingredients

Here’s what you need to make Easy Kids Toasted Trail Mix.

  • 4 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups mini Triscuits
  • 2 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 cup un-salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pizza or Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

directions to make kids toasted trail mix recipe

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

Step 2

Mix together all of the dry ingredients (Chex, Triscuits, pretzel sticks, dry roasted peanuts, and cashews)

Step 3

Melt the butter in a small saucepan.

Kids toasted trail mix
Add the pizza or Italian Seasoning and Soy Sauce to melted butter and mix completely.

Step 4

Add the Pizza or Italian Seasoning and Soy Sauce to melted butter and mix completely.

Kids toasted trail mix
Pour the mixture evenly over the dry ingredients and make sure you mix it completely.

Step 5

Pour the mixture evenly over the dry ingredients and make sure you mix it completely. You want to cover all of the dry ingredients the best you can.

Step 6

Spread the mixture over a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Kids toasted trail mix
The Parmesan cheese over the top will make such a delicious difference!
Kids toasted trail mix
Make sure you don’t put too much Parmesan cheese.

Step 7

Slightly sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top. You don’t want to overdo it — just a little goes a long way. 

Kids toasted trail mix
Bake until golden brown.
Store in an airtight container.

Step 8

Bake for 5 minutes, remove, and mix trail mix. Bake for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Allow for trail mix to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

variations for easy kids toasted trail mix recipe

There are so many variations to a trail mix recipe. If you can’t have nuts, you can add Cheese Itz or Cheerios. That is what I love about trail mix — it combines all of your favorite snacks. What I love about this one is the baked flavor of the pizza seasoning and Parmesan cheese. 

how to serve easy kids toasted trail mix recipe

Make sure you let the trail mix cool completely — then put it in an airtight container or bag. This trail mix is great for school lunches or as an after-school snack. I also like to put it in a decorative jar and give it as a holiday or hostess gift!

Yield: 10 servings

Easy Kids Toasted Trail Mix Recipe

Kids Toasted Trail Mix!

This perfect toasted trail mix recipe will become your go-to snack once you try it. It gives you the perfect mix of salt, nuts and pizza flavor — yes it’s pizza flavor!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups mini Triscuits
  • 2 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 cup un-salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pizza or Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients (Chex, Triscuits, pretzel sticks, dry roasted peanuts and cashews)
    3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
    4. Add the Pizza or Italian Seasoning and Soy Sauce to melted butter and mix completely.
    5. Pour the mixture evenly over the dry ingredients and make sure you mix it completely. You want to cover all of the dry ingredients the best you can.
    6. Spread the mixture over a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    7. Slightly sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top. You don’t want to overdo it — just a little goes a long way. 
    8. Bake for 5 minutes, remove and mix trail mix. Bake for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Allow for trail mix to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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