Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe: 6 Health Benefits

Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe is a hearty, no-bake snack mix that is perfect for when you’re stuck in traffic and need a quick pick-me-up or when you’re bored and want to try your hand at something new. The recipe uses oatmeal cookies, pretzels, and cereal as the base ingredients.


How to make Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe


  • 1 jar (16 oz.) Doo Dads Snack Mix
  • 8 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup baking powder (I used erythritol)

Hot water for mixture:

  • Glass measuring cups
  • small bowl or cup
  • microwave on high for 15-20 seconds    


Step 1: Combine Doo Dads and hot water in a large bowl. Stir until moistened. Let sit for 30 minutes or until cool. Add flour and baking soda to the mixture and mix to combine. Shape into 1.5-inch balls and place on a dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate for approx. 6 hours or until done (I used my Excalibur Dehydrator).

Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe
Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe

Step 2: When the mixture is cool enough to touch, place balls in a Ziploc bag with the air squeezed out; store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

Step 3: Using a small bowl or cup, place oatmeal cookies, pretzels and cereal in the microwave and heat on high for 20-25 seconds. Pour the mixture onto wax paper to cool.

Step 4: Place balls in a Ziploc bag to store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Enjoy!

How to prepare time?

30 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes

Nutrition facts of Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe

  • Calories: 453
  • Fat: 10.4 g
  • Carbohydrate: 79.4 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g
  • Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Sugar: 13.1 g
  • Sodium: 1,259 mg

6 Health Benefits of Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe

1. Dementia Prevention:

Oatmeal, a high-fiber food, helps slow down the rate of brain cell degeneration. It also helps with blood circulation, oxygen supply, and waste removal.

2. Weight Loss:

According to a 2013 Journal of Nutrition Food Science, eating oatmeal may help shed weight by decreasing fat in your belly. High-fiber foods like oatmeal can help you feel fuller longer after you eat them while also making you feel less hungry throughout the day.

3. Digestive Relief:

Oatmeal is good food for the digestive system. It’s packed with fiber, minerals, and vitamins that help regulate the natural function of your colon. It has been shown in studies to relieve constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and irregularity.

4. Heart Health:

Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe
Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe

Oatmeal is a heart-healthy food that lowers cholesterol levels in men and women. This includes lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol and raising the “good” kind (HDL).

5. Antioxidants:

Oatmeal contains antioxidants, which can protect your body against the effects of certain cancers, including skin cancer.

6. Blood Sugar Control:

The fiber in oatmeal prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after eating a meal, which can help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. Fiber also slows digestion and helps you feel full longer, so you don’t overeat later.

Chex Party Mix recipe variations

Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe is super fun to make, but it can be daunting at first. I recommend trying one variation on the Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe first. Don’t be intimidated by all the wheat! For recipe variations, you can check out my original recipe here.

Is Doo Dad’s Snack Mix Recipe Healthy?

Oatmeal and whole wheat flour are both good sources of fiber. Oatmeal provides a little protein as well. The Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe is not unhealthy if you follow a well-balanced diet and maintain an active lifestyle.

Is Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe Gluten Free?

You can find oat fiber at your local grocery store, but you’re still not going to be able to make this mix without gluten. If you’re trying to eat gluten-free, you can also make a lot of substitutions in this recipe. My top substitutes are:

Oat bran

Cornmeal or whole wheat flour

Corn and whole wheat tortilla chips instead of pretzels and cereal. Oatmeal chocolate chips or raisins instead of chocolate chips, cornflakes, and pretzels.

Is Doo Dad’s Snack Mix Recipe Kosher?

This snack mix contains oats, a food prohibited for consumption by all Jewish people.

Is Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe Vegan?

Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe is not a vegan food because it contains eggs, butter, and chicken stock.

How to store Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe 

Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe can be stored in air-tight containers at room temperature for up to three weeks. You can also freeze the mix in air-tight containers for up to three months.

Is Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe Paleo/Gluten-free?

The Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe is gluten-free, but it still contains wheat, eggs, and other ingredients that are not always Paleo.

You can make this recipe gluten-free by swapping these high-origin grains for higher-fiber varieties such as quinoa and amaranth.


Doo Dads Snack Mix Recipe is a fun snack mix that is easy to make. It would help if you enjoyed making this recipe because you can eat the finished product. It’s delicious, nutritious, and fun to make with friends.

If you’re planning a party, keep Doo Dad’s Snack Mix Recipe on hand, and your guests will be happy! This recipe is also great if you want to eat healthy while reducing sugar and salt.