Robot Nuts & Bolts Trail Mix

Have you seen our printable emotional robot? It has put us in full robot fever – even our snacks have been taken over! This Nuts & Bolts Robot Trail Mix is a fun treat for the little engineer, or a great addition to a birthday party menu.

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Are your kids interested in robots? My daughter is determined that she can make one out of her tinker tray and circuit boards, which I am all for – this is how a love of engineering starts! I knew that a surprise robot nuts and bolts trail mix would be a special treat for her to discover in her lunch box.

How to Make a Nuts & Bolts Robot Trail Mix

First, gather your ingredients:

Now, there are grown-up party versions of “nuts and bolts mix” that involve cooking, worchestershire sauce, etc. While my daughter is an adventurous eater, I wanted something a bit quicker and easier.

If you wanted a bit more flavor, popcorn seasoning can be sprinkled overtop of the finished mix, or you can use nutritional yeast (my secret ingredient for making protein-packed popcorn).

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Don’t be intimidated by the idea to “spray paint” the pretzel rods with food safe color – it is super simple and adds a fun touch to the trail mix.

Simply lay the pretzels on a baking sheet or some parchment paper and coat one side generously for a solid silver color. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes before turning over and coating completely.

how to make nuts bolts robot trail mix

Once the silver pretzel rods are dry, simply mix all of the ingredients together and serve!

This robot nuts & bolts trail mix will keep in a covered container for up to a month. Kids can enjoy the trail mix as-is, or try to create their own snack robots!

Do you have a robot-obsessed child who would love this robot nuts & bolts robot trail mix?

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If you are a huge fan of trail mixes, you have to check out all our other ideas for fun mixes!

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