Is it possible to make a snack for 23 and not cost a fortune? Sure it is!
Elijah's preschool has parents take turns bringing in a healthy snack. 20 kids + 2 teachers + 1 parent = 23 hungry people.
First, I want to thank my friend Beth for coming up with the idea of trail mix for a snack. She reads this blog so I better give her some credit! Thanks Beth!
Homemade Trail mix is awesome frugal snack idea.
There are just two rules:
1/ Put in it only what you want
2/Use only what you have on hand. No spending gas money going to the store with this recipe!
Elijah's Trail Mix
4 cups of pretzels (~$.40)
2 cups of whole grain gold fish (~$.60)
1 cup marshmallows (~$.15)
1/2 cup craisins (~$.50)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (~$.25)
2 cups Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch (~$.70)
Total Cost: $2.60/23 = 11.3 cents per serving! Yeah!
The kids at school loved it. Everyone got something they liked. I packed the trail mix in little snack size baggies. This way I was able to prepare the night before and had no clean up! Simple!
I would love to hear some of the frugal snacks ideas you have!