Fall football, day trips, camping, fall parties at your child’s school, Friday night movies at home….Bring on the snack mix. My family is a fan of anything that is a snack and mixed. Sugary and Salty mixes are tops. Adrienne made this wonderful mix last Fall for a trip to the Northwest. We carried ziploc bags full of goodness all over the state of Washington. As I pack for my annual trip to Seabrook, Washington….she made my day by bringing by a bag of this mix. The snack mix and the memories it holds keep me coming back for more! Enjoy and Happy Fall!
Fall Snack Mix
1 box of peanut butter Ritz
1 bag of mini- pretzels, any preferred shape
1 large jar of roasted peanuts (or any preferred nut)
1 bag of M and Ms
1 bag of candy corn
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. butter
2 T. vanilla extract
1 t. baking soda
1 c. sugar
In a very large, sprayed roasting pan, mix together the pretzels, crackers, and peanuts.
In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Over medium heat, bring ot a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
Remove the mixture from the heat and add the baking soda and vanilla. Pour the hot mixture over the pretzel mix and stir to coat everything.
heat in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Pour contents onto wax paper immediately upon removal from oven. Let it cool for just a few minutes, and then start breaking apart the pieces that are stuck together ( leave some of the gooey peanuts stuck together because that’s the best part!)
Let it cool completely. Put in airtight containers and add in the m and ms and candy corn (don’t add until the mix is cooled). Mix together with your hands. Keeps in airtight containers for several days.