Summer vacation time may be nearing an end, but that doesn’t mean there can’t still be some fun days ahead.

If you have youngsters at your house for a pool party or summer sleepover, snacks may be in short supply. Make a quick batch of Sweet Nutty Snack Mix or, better yet, put your young guests to work and have some fun at the same time.

There are a number of cereals that make good snack mix combinations, including a few featured in this column over the years.

Having a snack mix on hand saved me many times through years of carpooling to after-school activities. The mixes are easily made in the slow cooker and fun to invent.

After making Sweet Nutty Snack Mix according to the recipe, feel free to add extras, such as raisins or Craisins. Children almost always have a few ideas for favorite add-ins. Enjoy the remaining days of summer!