Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Snack Mix

If your family is anything like mine on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, you are inevitably sitting around in the kitchen or family room talking, reminiscing, laughing and all around having a good time chatting about anything and everything. While doing this there are always good snacks to eat. This is one of those good snacks. I adapted my recipe from this one here.

Christmas Snack Mix

4 cups Corn Chex
4 cups Rice Chex
2 cups small pretzel twists
1 cup salted peanuts
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup Christmas colored M&M's

In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts and pretzels. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, peanut butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt and garlic powder; cook and stir until butter and peanut butter are melted. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.

Spread into a greased 15 in. x 10 in. by 1 in. baking pan. Bake at 250ºF for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool. When completely cool stir in M&M's. Store in an airtight container.

I love making this snack mix. I really enjoy the salty and sweet tastes together. And don't worry, it doesn't taste peanut buttery. If you are really lucky you can find Christmas pretzel shapes (like I did this year) and use instead of the twists. This keeps well (if you don't eat it all!) for several days, so it can be made ahead. Enjoy! (Only 10 more days and five more recipes until Christmas.)


Living Life said...

Where did you find those cute pretzels shaped like trees and stars??

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I think I'm going to start gaining weight just by viewing your blog! lol

Anonymous said...

Dang. Now I want some.

Unknown said...

My sister brought over a snack mix like that Sunday, but she had some kind of white chocolate glaze on it. It was yummy!