Spooky Snack Mix

October 21, 2013 in holiday by amanda

Are you ready for 5 days of Halloween ideas? I am!

And by the way, I’m pretending that I didn’t blog at all last week because I was busy preparing for this super fun Halloween-themed week but the reality is – and if you’ve been here awhile, you’ve heard this all before – I got the urge to watch The Tudors from start to finish so I signed up for Netflix and spent all of last week watching it. And also watching all 13 episodes of Orange is the New Black in one day. I do this at least once a year though. I get an overwhelming urge for some Henry VIII drama so I sign up for Netflix and try to watch everything I want to watch within the month. Because I’m cheap.

But anyway, I did make and eat this last week while in the middle of a television marathon. It’s the perfect TV snack because it’s sweet, salty, crunchy, soft. I mean, basically everything you could want. If you wanted to be extra festive, you could do pumpkin seeds instead of the peanuts. Or if you wanted to make this in the middle of July, you can just leave out the candy corn. It’s all up to you.

Two years ago: Pumpkin from the Past
Three years ago: Tofu Pad Thai
Five years ago: Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage

Spooky Snack Mix

adapted from Karo Syrup

Ingredients

5 cups Corn Chex
2 cups cinnamon-flavored Teddy Grahams
2 cups salted peanuts
2 cups tiny twist pretzels
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups candy corn
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Stir together cereal, crackers, peanuts and pretzels in a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan over medium-high heat. Stirring frequently, bring to boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Drizzle glaze over snack mix and toss to coat. Gently stir in marshmallows and candy corn; immediately spread on baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Melt white chocolate chips and coconut oil until smooth. Drizzle over snack mix and allow to sit for about 2 hours until chocolate has set completely.
  4. Store in airtight container.
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