For the Army’s Birthday on June 14th, show a deployed soldier how much you care by sending a care package with these homemade treats. Fill the box with bags of berry granola, savory snack mix, snowball cookies, and honey-cinnamon nut mix. It is a hug of appreciation with a little taste of home.
Berry Delicious Granola
The flavors and textures of homemade granola are superior to any store-bought brand. This recipe is virtually bursting with flavor from oats, nuts, flax seed, dried fruit, and a kiss of honey and sweet spices. It gets a colorful cheer from the dried blueberries. Your recipient can eat it as a snack, or for topping yogurt or ice cream.
Classic Snack Mix
Most military stations overseas do not have many of the snacks we do in America. To create a classic snack mix for your soldier, let your slow cooker do the work! This mix has all the favorite ingredients, like toasted oat, rice and corn cerals, pretzels, and peanuts. Let it slowly simmer in a zesty mixture of butter, sugar, and spices, and put it in resealable bags.
Old-Fashioned Snowball Cookies
Soldiers overseas often miss the tastes of home. These Christmas favorites are a welcomed treat any time of year. The sweet rolled cookie balls are infused with buttery goodness and a hint of real maple syrup. After they are baked and cooled, roll them in powdered sugar. A bit of homemade love is in each morsel.
Honey-Cinnamon Nut Mix
Nut mixes are delicious, easy to make, and supply a lot of protein. This recipe features crunchy walnuts and pecans, covered with a mouthwatering glaze of honey and cinnamon. Roast them in the oven for about 15 minutes, and you have a sweet-salty mix that will be the talk of your soldier’s military base!
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.