Saturday, February 01, 2014

Holiday Snack

Snack mixes are fun to make, especially when you are going to have people around.  My family always has "trash" at Thanksgiving.  We frequently make "Christmas Crunch" at Christmas.  Last year I made a sweet and salt Frito mix.  This year I found a new one that I thought K would like due to the marshmallows.
 It would be SO easy to change the candy you use and make it "any holiday" friendly (AND it's gluten free if you omit the pretzels!). You could add candy corn, especially since they now make it in Easter colors...maybe even Valentine, I'm not sure!  Just have fun with it and enjoy with loved ones!

Fall (Holiday) Snack Mix from Stick a Fork In It
6 cups Chex or Crispix cereal
1 cup pretzels (Omit or substitute if making gluten free!)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup Reese’s pieces or M+M’s
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup candy corn (holiday appropriate colored!)

Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees F. Melt the butter in a large bowl, then toss together with the cereal and pretzels (if using) until evenly coated. Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon, then toss with the cereal mixture to evenly coat. Spread the cereal mixture onto the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Then, stir together with the Reese’s (or M&M's), candy corn and marshmallows. Enjoy!

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