This salty snack is way more than the last-place pick in the mix bowl. Make the most of these snackable treats.
March 25, 2016
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Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix
Combining unsalted mixed nuts with dried fruit, oat cereal, Goldfish crackers, and mini pretzels satisfies a sweet and salty craving while giving you an energy boost throughout the day. A great option for snacking on the go, this trail mix is also a great for entertaining or tailgating. Not only is it kid-friendly, but it also comes together in just minutes, making it the superior option to other time-consuming dishes. Make a large bowl of it and portion it out for the week, or serve it to guests for an easy appetizer or poolside snack.
A DIY cousin to the thick-coated pretzel snacks, these glazed pretzels have just the right touch of sweetness and a tiny pop of springtime color, but they don’t have any additives or unhealthy fats like many store-bought varieties. Plus, they’re easy to make, and it’s a great activity to do with kids.
You'll only need 3 simple ingredients to make the glaze: low-fat yogurt, powdered sugar, and preserves or jam.
Toasting almonds gives them a richer, nuttier taste. Simply spread the almonds on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes. Or, place the almonds in a dry skillet, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes or until they’re toasted. Be sure to watch them carefully —they can go from toasted to burned very quickly.