#SchoolFuel Challenge with Walmart Canada

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Does your mind run blank when trying to figure out snacks for the kids to take to school? First off, it needs to have ingredients that are permitted at the school and it also needs to be something that the kids will actually eat! There’s no point in sending food that just comes home unopened and untouched.

I was tasked with taking the first ever #SchoolFuel Challenge from Walmart. My mission? Visit my local Walmart and shop for ingredients to make some of the yummy recipes in their Walmart Snack Report. This report is Walmart’s first one ever and they are responding to parents wanting more snack recipes for the back-to-school season.

What I liked about the Snack Report is the variety of snacks included. They have a good mix of healthy snacks and sweet treats (which my kids love!). Since moving to Pembroke, I do all my grocery shopping at our local Walmart Super Centre so I was heading there anyways for my weekly shopping trip. I decided to make a healthier snack and a sweet snack for the girls. Neither of these recipes I had ever tried before so I was curious to see how they would turn out.

I’d heard about Cake Mix Cookies, but never made them before. The Walmart Snack Report has two recipes: one for Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies and another for Confetti Cake Mix Cookies. Now that I’ve made them once, you can bet I’ll be making these again.

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The ingredient list is small and you can whip up a batch of cookies in less than 20 minutes.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 bag Great Value Red Velvet Cupcake Mix
  • 2 Great Value Large Eggs, well beaten
  • ½ cup Great Value Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Great Value White Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Add about a 1 tbsp sized ball to the baking sheet, set about 4 to 5 cm apart.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had to tell myself to stop eating the Confetti Cake Mix Cookies because they are seriously addicting. They were also the kids’ favourite out of the two flavours.

Confetti Cake Mix Cookies

Confetti Cake Mix Cookies

  • 1 box Great Value Birthday Party Cake Mix
  • 2 Great Value Large Eggs, well beaten
  • ½ cup Great Value Unsalted Butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Add about a 1 tbsp sized ball to the baking sheet, set about 4 to 5 cm apart.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Confetti Cake Mix Cookies

For my healthy pick, I chose these Fiesta Roasted Chickpeas. This was my first time ever making and eating roasted chickpeas. I’ve only ever used them in soups and salads in the past. They are surprisingly easy to make!

The Snack Report recipe calls for Great Value Taco Seasoning, but our Walmart sold out of it. I guess it’s popular! In its place, I used Fajita Seasoning Mix and I figured that would be fairly close to the same flavour. In the end, they turned out perfectly! The recipe says 35 to 45 minutes, but I think next time I’d leave them in a little longer. I love the really crunchy ones.

The kids weren’t sure at first, but tried them and said they were “pretty good”. I can put a handful in an airtight container to bring with them for lunch. It’s an inexpensive, healthy and flavourful snack!

Fiesta Roasted Chickpeas

Fiesta Roasted Chickpeas

  • 2 cans Great  Value No Salt Added Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ tbsp Great Value Taco Seasoning Mix (I used the Great Value Fajita Seasoning Mix)
  • 2 tbsp Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together chickpeas, seasoning and olive oil. Transfer to your prepared baking sheet.

Place in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes, stirring every 8 to 10 minutes, or until crispy. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Makes 6 servings.

For more snack ideas, take a peek at the Walmart Snack Report. Which snack would you make first?

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    what a great idea from Walmart to make a Walmart Snack Report. It’s always difficult to come up with something new that the kids will enjoy and is still healthy, this sounds like a good way to do just that :-)

  2. Lynda Cook says

    I’m a snacker and sometimes I’m always reaching for the bad snacks, so I really want to try the chick peas, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Lori R says

    The roasted chickpeas look and sound amazing. We are not big sweet eaters, but the confetti cake cookies look interesting as well. Thanks for the recipes. off to roast some chickpeas right now!

  4. M.Clark says

    These cookies look delicious, yum, I will definitely have to try these. I really want to try the Fiesta Roasted Chickpeas, that looks like a great healthy snack. I would definitely make the Fiesta Roasted Chickpeas first, thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

  5. Sherry Compton says

    Those cake cookies look so good and are really easy. This would actually be a fun snack to do with the kids plus they would love the colors of the confetti cookies. I like that there are healthy snacks too, and they are all so relatively easy to prepare.

  6. Irene Newstead says

    The Walmart Snack packs are a great idea and Fiesta Roasted Chickpeas look like something most youngsters would eat. I used to make up small ziplok bags filled with nuts and dried fruit or with slices of fresh veggies.

  7. Heidi C. says

    I have some confetti cake mix I picked up from Walmart and now I am so excited to make those yummy-looking cookies!

  8. Jen L says

    Stacie – I will definitely be trying this chickpea recipe. Probably will will avoid the walmart overlords and head to the Co-op instead ;)

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