Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center

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 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares

Quantity
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares

Quantity
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares

Quantity
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares

Quantity
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares

Quantity
 

  • ¾ cup Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped (see notes)
  • ¾ cup Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, miniature-sized
  • ½ cup (1¼ oz) Toasted whole grain oats cereal, o-shaped
  • ¾ cup (1½ oz) Multigrain cereal squares
*See Marketing Guide

Instructions
 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss.
  • Serve ⅔ cup.

Nutrition INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts
Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center
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%
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*Marketing Guide
The CHEF TIPS:

  • 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 fruits credit 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.

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