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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
¾ cup fruit
1¼ oz eq grains
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNurtrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
    • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
    • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
    • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
    • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

    Measure

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

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
      • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
      • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
      • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
      • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

      Measure

      • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
      • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
      • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
      • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
      • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
        • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
        • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
        • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
        • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

        Measure

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

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
          • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
          • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
          • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
          • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

          Measure

          • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
          • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
          • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
          • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
          • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
            • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
            • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
            • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
            • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

            Measure

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

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
              • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
              • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
              • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
              • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

              Measure

              • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
              • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
              • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
              • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
              • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                Measure

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

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                  • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                  • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                  • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                  • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                  Measure

                  • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                  • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                  • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                    • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                    • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                    • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                    • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                    Measure

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

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                      • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                      • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                      • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                      • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                      Measure

                      • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                      • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                      • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                        • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                        • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                        • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                        • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                        Measure

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

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                          • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                          • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                          • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                          • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                          Measure

                          • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                          • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                          • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                            • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                            • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                            • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                            • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                            Measure

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

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                              • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                              • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                              • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                              • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                              Measure

                              • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                              • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                              • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                              • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                              • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                Measure

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

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                  • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                  • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                  • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                  • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                  Measure

                                  • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                  • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                  • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                    • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                    • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                    • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                    • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                    Measure

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

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                      • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                      • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                      • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                      • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                      Measure

                                      • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                      • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                      • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • 1 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                        • 1 lb 11 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                        • 13 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                        • 10½ oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                        • 13 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                        Measure

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

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • 2 lb Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                          • 3 lb 6 oz Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                          • 1 lb 9 oz Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                          • 1 lb 5 oz Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                          • 1 lb 9 oz Multigrain cereal squares

                                          Measure

                                          • 2 qt + 1½ cups Apples, dried, slices or rings, regular moisture, ½" chopped
                                          • 2 qt + 1½ cups Cherries, red tart, dried, whole, without pits
                                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Shredded wheat cereal, frosted, bite-sized
                                          • 1 gal + 3 qt Toasted whole grain oats cereal
                                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Multigrain cereal squares
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
                                          • In an extra-large bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss.
                                          • Serve 1¼ cups dried fruit and cereal snack mix.

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
                                          Amount Per Serving (1 ¼ cups Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix)
                                          Calories 322 Calories from Fat 18
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 2g3%
                                          Saturated Fat 0g0%
                                          Cholesterol 0mg0%
                                          Sodium 154mg7%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 76g25%
                                          Dietary Fiber 7g29%
                                          Total Sugars 24g27%
                                          Protein 5g10%
                                          Calcium 75mg8%
                                          Iron 32mg178%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide

                                          Notes

                                          • Contains wheat (cereal).
                                          • 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:

                                          4 lb 15½ oz

                                          1 gal 3 qt 3¼ cups Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix

                                          50 Servings:

                                          9 lb 13 oz

                                          3 gal 3 qt 2½ cups Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix