Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Study Treats take 3

The M1's had tests this week, so last week I made them study treats. This time I decided to do something salty instead of sweet. So, I put together a trail mix. I knew that I didn't have enough stuff to do a traditional trail mix, so I put together my own version. I think it turned out just right. It's a little better for you than the other kind as well since I used canola oil instead of butter/margarine.

Tomorrow, my roomie and I have a get together with some friends, so look for pictures and food later on! Okay, I'm off to study parasympathomimetic drugs...doesn't that sound like fun?

Trail Mix
4 cups corn cereal
3 cups wheat cereal
1 cup almonds
1 1/2 cups wheat thins
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Nature's Seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons Season All
Candy Corn

Preheat oven to 250 F. Stir together cereals, almonds, and wheat thins. In a separate bowl, stir together oil and seasonings through Season All*. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to cover. Place on a roasting pan and bake for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a bit. Add candy corn to the mix and enjoy!

*I didn't write down the seasoning measurements, but I'm pretty sure this is what I used! I know, I need better habits when making recipes.


Harmonia said...

Sounds great! I have been thinking about doing peanuts and pretzels like that (in the oven with seasoning and such)

Thanks for this idea!

Annie said...

I love crunchy treats! The problem is I could probably eat that whole tray. It looks so good!

Unknown said...

Harmonia - Thanks! I love this kind of snack, so can't keep it around. We always make 2 batches at Christmas and one around Thanksgiving. I think my dad could eat all of it! ;-)

Annie - I agree! Salty and cruncy is good. I also have a sweet version that is great as well!

Anonymous said...

Yummy, I get really hungry for salty stuff sometimes. This looks great :)

funwithyourfood said...

looks great! reminds me of what my mom used to make for me when i was a kid

Unknown said...

Stacy - I know what you mean. Sometimes, salty just hits the spot.

FWF - Thanks! I'm glad I could bring back a memory for you.

Lauren said...

Homemade trail mixes are the BEST. Hope everything went well with your tests!