9.17.2016

Scarecrow Crunch Trail Mix {dairy + gluten free}

It may not quite be fall here yet, but I'm in the mood for fall flavors, colors, and some much cooler weather. Our Dollar Tree store stocked our favorite allergy-friendly candy corn and mellow-creme pumpkins (unless you have egg and soy allergies...sorry!), so I stocked up on several bags. This snack mix is one of the easiest to throw together and satisfies that sweet + salty craving. 

#dairyfree #glutenfree #allergyfriendly #trailmix #fall #halloween

Last Sunday after church, my little bug told me the other kids had trail mix for snack. He was a little disappointed that he wasn't able to have it, but he understands the reason behind it. We regularly bring his own personal safe snack for Sunday School because I am never positive if what they provide will work for him or not. The church staff has been great about finding out what exactly Mason can and can't have, and they are well aware of his food allergy (as well as many other children with allergies), but I don't worry too much about stressing the importance of having milk-free options because we attend often, but not every week.

After Mason enlightened me as to what their trail mix included (chocolate candies, cereal, pretzels, and candy corn), I decided I would make a safe version for him to enjoy here at home. The combination of sweet, crunchy, and chewy is perfect. This mix was a delicious snack and went perfectly with the menu at our Pumpkin Carving Party last weekend!

In the past, I had trouble finding safe candy corn and mellow-creme pumpkins. Most brands have a warning that they are processed in a facility along with other allergens. We strictly avoid anything that has a warning label for cross-contamination with milk products. It is too big of a risk and just not worth it! Thankfully, one year I found both items at Dollar Tree, called the manufacturer and found out they do not use any milk, nut, or wheat products in their facility. That doesn't happen often and is awesome! This year I found that they actually add this statement to their packaging as well. Coastal Bay Confections definitely has one of the best labels in my book! 

#dairyfree #glutenfree #allergyfriendly #trailmix #fall #halloween

Scarecrow Crunch Snack Mix {dairy + gluten free}

  • 4 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup gluten-free pretzel sticks (or peanuts or cashews)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup candy corn and mellow-creme pumpkins
Pour all ingredients into a bowl or large plastic bag. Shake or stir to mix well.






#dairyfree #glutenfree #allergyfriendly #trailmix #fall #halloween

#dairyfree #glutenfree #nutfree #allergyfriendly #trailmix #fall #halloween

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Updated 9/17/16; original post 10/13/2014. 
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