If your stomach is growling and you've got the appetite of an animal, look no further than these fun-flavored, zoo-inspired cereal snack mixes. As a kid, I loved eating my meals off of the Zoo Pals plates, and these snacks make eating just as enjoyable. Seriously, what better way to bring back your childhood than with the two things that probably defined it: cereal and going to the zoo? Not only are these cereal snacks simple to put together and super affordable, but they'll unleash your inner beast and have you roaring with content.

Monkeys and Gorillas

Amanda Steinborn

If you go bananas for monkeys, then this cereal mix is the one for you. Just mix together Reese's puffs, dried banana chips, peanuts, and chocolate chips, and you've got yourself the perfect combo. The mixture of nutty, sweet, and savory will have you swinging from tree to tree. 

Fish and Underwater Creatures

Amanda Steinborn

If you’re feeling like a fish out of water, this cereal snack is sure to bring you back under the sea. Simply throw Goldfish and Swedish Fish in a bag with both Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles, and you’ll be swimming with happiness. The combination of the colorful cereal and the fish-themed snacks will make it look like you’ve got your own personal aquarium.


Amanda Steinborn

From the tropical toucans to the flashy flamingos, if birds are your favorite zoo animals, this mix will definitely send you soaring. To match the food of the birds, just combine classic Cheerios with sunflower and pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate chips, almonds, and any dried fruit of your preference. Your taste buds will be chirping with satisfaction.

Tigers and Lions

Amanda Steinborn

If you’ve got your eye on the tigers, then this cereal mix is the prey of your hunger. Not only is it color-coordinated, but the intense cheesy and salty flavors are scary addictive. Throw together Rice Chex with Bugles, Cheez-It’s, and pretzels, and you’ve got yourself a snack fit for the king of the jungle. 

Polar Bears

Amanda Steinborn

If you’re a fan of the polar bears, then you’ll crave this sweet snack inspired by these beautiful creatures. Just take Frosted Mini Wheats and mini marshmallows, along with some York Peppermint Patties and white chocolate pretzels, and you’ve got yourself a “cerea-ously” good dessert. Not to mention, the colors totally coordinate!

Whether you're looking for a quick snack to whip up or just in the mood to be creative and fun, these zoo-animal inspired cereal snack mixes are perfect for parties or late-night snacking. Not to mention, they're super easy to prepare since all the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen. All you need is five minutes of your time to combine them, and you're set, so go ahead and munch away.