Sweet & Salty Fruit ‘n Yogurt Trail Mix

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.

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I don’t know about you, but in my house we are already talking about back to school!

To be fair, my kids were ready for back to school the day before summer vacation began! They loved the school year. Des flourished in kindergarten – learning how to read and socialize and buy school lunch (as long as I packed good snacks). Scarlet had a wonderful 3rd grade teacher and class – who all worked together cohesively and kindly. It was a bit of a magical unicorn of a school year. When I went to pick my kids up on the last day of school, I was expecting exuberant and excited kids, and both were a bit sad to let go of the school year. I’m not sure they really understood the wonder of summer – with its fireflies (fairies), fireworks, and FUN. Luckily on that last day of school, I had made a special trail mix that I’m also using for summer camp and back to school. You could say it’s now a family favorite among all of us:

Sweet & Salty Fruit ‘n Yogurt Trail Mix

Sweet & Salty Fruit ‘n Yogurt Trail Mix

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup of Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks
  2. 1/2 cup of mixed nuts - almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts
  3. 1/2 cup dried fruit - cranberries, cherries, raisins
  4. 1/2 cup yogurt pretzels
  5. 1/2 cup of yogurt drops (optional)
  6. 1/2 cup of freeze-dried fruit (optional)

Instructions

  • Blend the ingredients all together and make sure to mix well
  • Enjoy!
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And the secret ingredient is absolutely Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks in the Strawberry flavor. They have fruit as the first ingredient, AND, they deliver the delicious taste that kids love. They come in Strawberry, Blueberry, and Cherry (0.8 oz pouches in an 8 count box) and they are THE go-to choice for back to school. They are fun to eat for kids and adults and it’s never too early to think about back to school time, and what might make the kids more excited. I know mine are!

So I made my fun recipe because this is the snack of choice for the back to school routine. And whether mom packs Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks in her kid’s lunchbox or in her purse, the whole family enjoys this delicious snack on the go.

It seems strange that so many fruit snacks out there ignore fruit – the key ingredient! That’s why we love that Welch’s is listening and putting fruit at center stage. Their Fruit Snacks and Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks are not only made with real fruit, but fruit is their first ingredient. That’s why we’re using Welch’s to make awesome trail mix.

Find them at retailers that carry groceries, and don’t forget to visit the Welch’s Fruit Snacks site!

Are you already starting to get ready for back to school?

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Unicorn Fudge as Part of Our Unicorn Series

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

Here is part 3 (of at least 4) of our Scarlet-inspired Unicorn Recipes.

Earlier this week we’ve had Unicorn Smoothie Bowls and Unicorn Pancakes. Both are excellent and colorful breakfasts and now we’re moving onto desserts and party recipes. Stay tuned as well for Unicorn Bark, because a girl can never have too much bark. I seriously tell myself that sometimes. Over here, Scarlet had an awesome birthday! In lieu of our usual giant, back-breaking party, she had a few friends over for pizza, Harry Potter jellybeans (GROSS), and a cool, wonderful cake.

She had started theater camp on her birthday and we didn’t want to give up any of that. Yesterday I picked her up from camp and we did a birthday tour where you get a free rose, a free pin, two free chocolates, and a free ice cream sundae.

Now here’s another Scarlet-inspired Unicorn Recipe. Unicorn Fudge! It’s so good! We love to watch the fudge makers (if that’s the term?) make fudge at Penney Patch Candies in Provincetown on Cape Cod. That’s one of our annual delights. In fact, we’ll be going there really soon. The smell of the fudge is intoxicating. We don’t have the fancy fudge equipment here.

We make do, and you will too!

Unicorn Fudge:

What You Need:

6 oz white fondant
Cornstarch for rolling
2 cups white chocolate
2 cups milk chocolate
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup sprinkles of your choice

Yields: 10 to 12 squares of fudge

What You Do:

1 – Line a rectangular pan with wax paper and set aside. Also, line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside

2 – Start by rolling 12 fondant spheres, about ¼ of an inch in diameter. You can use your cornstarch on your fingers to avoid the fondant from getting stuck

3 – Then, roll each sphere into a long strip, about 1 ½ inch in length

4 – Slightly fold over your strip and start twisting – this will act as your unicorn horn

5 – Gently place each one on your lined baking sheet.

6 – In two separate microwave-safe bowls, microwave each chocolate in 30-second intervals until completely melted

7 – In a small saucepan, warm condensed milk over medium heat but do not allow to boil

8 – Add condensed milk into melted white chocolate and stir

9 – Pour into lined rectangular pan and tap to even it out

10 – Pour sprinkles on top of fudge, place fondant horns, and chill for approximately 3 hours. Cut into 3 inch squares

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

And there you have it. Unicorn Fudge! Colorful fudge. Party fudge. Whatever you want to call it, it’s super fun. And the unicorn horns are the cutest, right? Working with fondant is a lot easier than I ever thought, with such possibility.

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

What’s your favorite kind of fudge?

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!