Back To School Snacks Mix– PB & J Trail Mix

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This school year we will be managing not 2 schools as we have the past 3 years, but 3 different schools. I am not talking about elementary, middle and High schools, I am talking about 3 completely different schools with 3 different schedules.

I am sure I will be sending someone to school on a day they don’t have class or someone will have an extra “vacation day”. My husband and I knowingly made this decision and while I feel each of our children will be in a school that best fits their needs, I expect to spend way to much in my car.

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We still have a few weeks before this craziness will begin and will enjoy having the kids under my schedule, September will be here and I want to have some tricks up my sleeve.

How to Make  Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Mix

One of them is creating a Cereal Trail Mix that my kids will have readily available to them so if breakfast needs to be consumed in the car or a quick snack after school,  I can feel confident they are getting a balanced meal.

This PB & J Breakfast trail mix is filled with Quaker cereals the kids love, nuts, dried fruit and some peanut butter chips for flavor.



I headed to Walmart to stock up on some breakfast and snack items for Back to School and found some great items including Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip (Value Pack – 24 bars + bonus Birthday Cake Bar)Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Original (Value Pack – 20 packets) and Cap’n Crunch, Crunch Berries.


The Quaker Chewy granola bars and Quaker instant oatmeal will come in handy for lunch boxes and quick breakfasts, consecutively. Our family has been buying Quaker for years and know we can trust the flavor and how much my kids love them.



 The peanut butter trail mix is super simple to make. Just throw all your items in a large bowl, and mix. Store it in a sealed container until ready to use. 


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I packed a few servings in fun packages to get the kids excited about back to school.


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You can even pack them up with some vanilla yogurt for a fun take and go pack. We will see how long this lasts!

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We brought a bag of this to the pool and the chips melted ever so slightly and the kids and adults went crazy!

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PB & J Snack Mix Recipe

PB & J Snack Mix Recipe

Yield: 5 Cups of Snack Mix
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

PB & J Snack Mix Recipe is like eating a PB & J sandwich but more fun


  • 2 cups Captain Crunch Cereal
  • 1 Cup Life Cereal
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Mixed Berries
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup Yogurt Covered Fruit
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts


  1. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix gently.
  2. Store in a sealed container and eat within a week.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1/2 Cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 2mgSodium 147mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 6g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

What would you add to this snack mix recipe?

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  1. thank you, i was surprised how much my hubs and I enjoyed it too. Not too sweet.

  2. This looks really good!!

  3. My kids are forever asking for cereal for snacking on. This is something Im going to have to try!

  4. This sounds delicious! A fun twist on a classic taste combination. Sounds excellent!

  5. This sounds delicious! You could make it with Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch too. One of my faves!

  6. How do you do it Carolyn. Any tips to stay organized?

  7. Yep… 3 different schools for us too. Crazy! I love how you packaged the trail mix cups up with the yogurt. Such a cute idea. #client

  8. I’ll be managing three different schools in just a few short years and it will definitely make things interesting! I’m not really looking forward to that schedule! This snack recipe does look yummy!

  9. I know my youngest would absolutely love this mix! Thanks for posting it!

  10. It went so quickly in my house, I need to make more for an upcoming trip!

  11. That is a great way to make a mix. It’d be perfect for this upcoming weekend here too!

  12. How cute is this. Absolutely love the pairing with the yogurt

  13. Looks delicious! Perfect for an after school treat!

  14. This is such a great idea. I want to make some for myself for work. Love the flavor combo!

  15. I love this idea! Tasty and so easy to make

  16. I am all over anything PB&J! Smoothies, sandwiches, oatmeal…and now snack mix! Best combo ever.

  17. What a great snack before before and after school. They’ll need plenty of refueling!

  18. Anything with Peanut Butter and I’m all game .. I like the presentation of this and would be a great idea for those early mornings

  19. Awesome combination. Real yummy treat

  20. great suggestion, who doesn’t love some chocolate and peanut butter!!

  21. Definitely looks like a snack my kids would love! Adding the cereal gives a nice sweetness with it!

  22. What a clever idea. My kids would love this.

  23. Looks like a yummy snack. I know my son would love it because he loves peanut butter and jelly.

  24. I would throw in a few chocolate chips as well. I love chocolate.

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