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Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Cereal is not just for breakfast. This crunchy snack mix made with cereals and dried fruit is whole grain-rich and fun to eat.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
½ cup fruit
½ oz eq grains
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
    • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
    • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
    • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
    • oz Multigrain cereal squares

    Measure

    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
    • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
      • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
      • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
      • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
      • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

      Measure

      • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
      • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
      • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
      • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
      • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
        • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
        • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
        • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
        • oz Multigrain cereal squares

        Measure

        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
        • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
          • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
          • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
          • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
          • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

          Measure

          • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
          • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
          • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
          • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
          • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
            • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
            • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
            • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
            • oz Multigrain cereal squares

            Measure

            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
            • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
              • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
              • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
              • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
              • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

              Measure

              • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
              • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
              • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
              • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
              • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                Measure

                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                  • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                  • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                  • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                  • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                  Measure

                  • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                  • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                  • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                  • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                  • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                    • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                    • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                    • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                    • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                    Measure

                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                    • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                      • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                      • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                      • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                      • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                      Measure

                      • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                      • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                      • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                      • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                      • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                        • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                        • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                        • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                        • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                        Measure

                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                        • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                          • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                          • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                          • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                          • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                          Measure

                          • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                          • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                          • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                          • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                          • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                            • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                            • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                            • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                            • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                            Measure

                            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                            • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                            • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                              • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                              • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                              • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                              • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                              Measure

                              • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                              • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                              • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                              • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                              • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                Measure

                                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                  • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                  • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                  • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                  • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                  Measure

                                  • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                  • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                  • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                  • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                  • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                    • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                    • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                    • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                    • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                    Measure

                                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                    • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                    • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                      • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                      • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                      • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                      • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                      Measure

                                      • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                      • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                      • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                      • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                      • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • 10½ oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                        • 1 lb 2 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                        • oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                        • oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                        • oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                        Measure

                                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                        • 1 qt + 3 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                        • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Multigrain cereal squares

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • 1 lb 5 oz Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                          • 2 lb 4 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                          • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                          • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                          • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                          Measure

                                          • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture,½" chopped (see notes)
                                          • 1 qt + ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
                                          • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature sized
                                          • 3 qt + 2 cups Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                          • 1 qt 2¼ cups Multigrain cereal squares
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
                                          • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss.
                                          • Serve ⅔ cup (#6 scoop).

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
                                          Amount Per Serving (0 ⅔ cup Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix)
                                          Calories 188 Calories from Fat 9
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 1g2%
                                          Saturated Fat 0g0%
                                          Cholesterol 0mg0%
                                          Sodium 81mg4%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 45g15%
                                          Dietary Fiber 4g17%
                                          Total Sugars 14g16%
                                          Protein 3g6%
                                          Calcium 42mg4%
                                          Iron 16mg89%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide

                                          Notes

                                          • Contains wheat (cereal).
                                          • Choking prevention: Dried fruit can be a choking risk for children under the
                                            age of 4.
                                          • If you choose to make the recipe without dried fruit combine the cereals in a
                                            bowl, toss, and serve ½ cup. Credits as ½ oz eq grains.
                                          • Each cereal must not contain more than 6 grams of total sugars per dry
                                            ounce.
                                          • Dried fruit credits as twice the amount served.
                                          • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
                                          • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook,
                                            Method A.
                                          Yield / Volume
                                          25 Servings:

                                          2 lb 14¾ oz

                                          1 gal ¾ cup Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix

                                          50 Servings:

                                          5 lb 13½ oz

                                          2 gal 1½ cups Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix