Sweet Endings

Fall Snack Mix

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.


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