Homeschool Snack Idea: Scarecrow Crunch


Here’s a great little recipe for the littlest of chefs in the homeschool kitchen. A simple trail mix helps them get used to working in the kitchen, measuring and mixing ingredients and testing flavor combinations.

This party mix is a great homeschool snack or the perfect munchie for your scarecrow making party. We call it scarecrow crunch.

You can use any ingredients you prefer, but it’s really the hay-like appearance of the shredded wheat that makes it scarecrow-like, and the colors of the candy corn that speak to the harvest season.

The other ingredients used in this scarecrow crunch party mix are white cheddar popcorn, dried cranberries and mixed nuts (we used honey roasted, but any flavor you like will do).

Pretzels, raisins, chocolate chips and dried fruits are more choices that can be added to this party mix.

Mix it up, and serve it in a bowl as is. Yum!


Spread it on a baking sheet, pour caramel over the top and bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool, cut into bars and serve. Yum! Yum!


Editor’s note: Sometimes our “recipes” are more like suggestions for mixing together  types of  ingredients. Because we believe the kitchen is one of the best places to foster creativity, if the dish does not require a precise set of measurements and instructions, we simply list some basics kids can use as a springboard for experimentation with different methods and flavor combinations. 

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