Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Autumn Snack Mix from Sunday Baker

I am in love with this stuff! It's dangerous for me to have around because it is so hard to stop eating it and it's not exactly low-carb! I just love Sunday Baker, which is where I got this. It's nice to try a new snack mix. I made this one day as an after school snack for the kids and they loved it. You can add or subtract any candy you want. The good thing about this recipe is that it makes a lot (2 ice cream buckets) so it's great to give as a gift to your neighbors or friends. Yum!

1 box Peanut Butter Ritz Bits
1 bag mini-pretzels
1 large jar roasted peanuts (the more the better!)
1 bag regular m&m's
1 bag 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, or any pan with sides, mix pretzels, crackers, and peanuts.
-In a medium saucepan mix together sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 3 minutes or so (Sunday Baker said to boil 5 minutes, but I found that was too long and it hardened too fast so it wasn't gooey enough to evenly coat everything).
-Remove mixture from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Mix well.
-Pour mixture over the pretzel mix and stir to coat everything.
-Pour into roasting pan and bake at 250 for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
-When done, immediately pour onto wax paper. Let cool a few minutes then start breaking apart the big chunks. Let cool completely.
-When all cool, mix in candy corn and m&m's. Store in an airtight container for several days!