Link Party * College Snacks recipes

My last August Party post is about College snacks. Link up your favorite recipe and share…. Lisa

Once a month I send a Care package of goods to my son with snacks and gifts.

Homemade Granola :

My son is not a big sweet eater – hes all about the salt ,sweet with a crunch. The granola can be eat as is or Cereal.

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup coconut unsweetened, shredded
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup almonds sliced
  • 1 teaspoon  apple pie spice mix or ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon each cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup applesauce homemade or unsweetened store-bought
  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix oats, all seeds, nuts and spices in a large bowl. Add melted coconut oil and applesauce and stir to combine.
  3. Spread onto a large baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Toss and bake another 10 minutes. Repeat tossing every 10 minutes for a total baking time of 35 – 45 minutes until granola turns golden. Granola will get crunchy as it cools.
  4. Once removed from the oven sprinkle with raisins and let granola cool at room temperature. Store in airtight containers at room temperature.

Trail Mix :

You can change this up. At Halloween I use raisins, white and dark chocolate chips and lots of goldfish and crackers.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted mixed nuts
  • 2 1/2 cups multigrain toasted oat cereal
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup whole-grain cheddar Goldfish crackers

Combine nuts, cereal, dried cherries, M&M’s, pretzel twists, and Goldfish crackers. Portion into 1/2 cup servings.

Next month Link up : Football & Tailgating recipes. Lisa

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