Back to School Snack Mix with Goldfish® Crackers

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Can you believe how quickly summer has flown by? In just a few weeks, Little Crafter will be heading back to school, and I know that for some of your kiddos, the new school year has actually already started! This year, LC’s elementary school is switching to an earlier schedule, which means he’ll have lunch around 10:30 and be home around 2:15. That also means he’s going to be one hungry little guy when he gets off the bus. Last year, there was only an hour between when he got home and our dinner time, but this year, he’ll definitely be needing an afternoon snack! His absolute favorite thing to snack on is Goldfish® crackers. We buy them in bulk and he literally eats them every day. I thought it would be fun to use the crackers as a base for a tasty sweet and salty snack mix that he can help prepare and enjoy when he gets home from school!


This snack mix is incredibly simple to make, and doesn’t require any measuring unless you want to. You can just gather the ingredients and add more or less of each one based on your own preference. It’s easy to mix up a whole bunch at once and store it in an airtight container, or you can make just enough for an individual bowl if you prefer. There’s no wrong way to make this tasty snack…except to not make it at all!



Goldfish crackers: Colors {Cheddar}
Goldfish crackers: Pretzel
Dried Cranberries
Miniature Marshmallows
Peanuts or your choice of nuts

Simply pour your desired amount of each ingredient into a bowl and gently stir to mix. Feel free to add your own favorite ingredients too! This snack mix is a fun combination of sweet, fruity, and salty, and has a variety of textures to enjoy as well.


This snack is something that older kids can easily help create, which makes them enjoy it even more. Little Crafter and I love working together to make things, whether it’s creating art in the craft room or mixing up a recipe in the kitchen. Sharing smiles and quality time with my son is something I treasure, and I hope he does too! Goldfish crackers help to spark joy, one smile at a time, as we enjoy them together. We also often have the neighbor boys at our house after school, and they love snacking on Goldfish crackers too as they relax and play after a long day of learning.


Goldfish crackers are what I call a “win-win” for parents and kids! LC and his friends love them, and I feel good knowing that he’s snacking smart. I also enjoy getting a great deal, so I like to stock up on LC’s favorite flavors at our local Walmart. Check your own Walmart for a rollback of $5.98 on bulk Goldfish crackers, plus right now you can save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Bolthouse Farms® 10 oz. Baby Carrots or Bolthouse Farms(® 11 oz. juice when you buy any ONE (1) Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers 30 oz. or larger.


What are some of your kids’ favorite after school snacks? Check out more great recipes and pairings inspired by Goldfish crackers here so you’ll be ready to go when the school year begins!

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