Valencetimes Day. That's what Diva calls it. I like the sound of it. It makes me smile when I hear it. So...I have mentioned over at Oklahoma Women's Bloggers that this year I wasn't doing it. I wasn't stressing about VDay and I wasn't making Valentine's cards. That does not exempt me from treats however. The Dudes are in a Mother's Day Out program. They are having a party on Thursday. I never seem to sign up in time and I am always stuck with the little "take home treat" bags. Ugh. Recently I was on Pinterest and came across a Toddler Valentine Snack Mix Super cute. I pinned it not knowing when or if I would ever use it. That's the problem with Pinterest. I only use a fraction of what I pin. So, when I got around to signing up for the party and saw that I would yet again be doing the treat bags I immediately thought of this snack mix. Perfect! I read the recipe and directions on the link and headed to Target. Mine is a slight variation of the pinned one, but just as pretty. And good. Holy cow it's good. After I made the treat bags I had some left over. Mr. Mayer and I can't stop eating it! Here's my version:
Toddler Valentine Snack Mix
Strawberry Mini Wheats
Strawberry Yogurt melts
Now, prepare to be blown away with my measurements.
I did 3ish cups of Cheerios and 2ish cups of Mini Wheats (ish because I used a measuring cup but some scoops were fuller than others). Then I did 2 bags of the yogurt melts. Half a bag of Craisins and half a bag of yogurt raisins. I then did a cup to a cup and half of marshmallows (really just until it looks right to you). I mixed it all together and took my measuring cup and did one cup scoops into the treat bags.
There are 12 kids in the class. I got 7 bags out of the recipe so I made another one. You can see where the extra came from.