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Energy Mix


  • 1 cup dried apples(or dried pineapple chunks)
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried banana chips
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup raisins

Materials Needed

  • Measuring cups
  • Cutting board
  • Small sharp knife
  • Medium bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Zip-lock sandwich bags


  1. Cut the dried apple into bit sized pieces
  2. Cut the apricots into ¼ inch strips.
  3. Mix the apple pieces, apricot strips, banana chips, sunflower seeds, peanuts and raisins in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
  4. Put the dried fruit mix into the plastic bags for school lunches or snacks.

*** The recipe makes 5 cups. You could use dried pineapple chunks instead of the dried apples. (Remember, the apples will tend to make your mix a bit soggy if it is stored in a plastic bag overnight.) Dried fruits are full of iron. At least half of the water content in the fruit is removed when it is dried. That is why it is chewy and very sweet.

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