Thursday, September 13, 2012

Autumn Snack Mix

Lately, autumn themed snack mixes have been everywhere, especially on Pinterest. After seeing several variations, I collected my own favorite ingredients and mixed up an enormous jar full to keep on the kitchen counter.

I like the nuts and crunchy stuff, but I added plenty of candy corn and Reese's Pieces for some sweet to balance the salty.  My store did not have any fall color M&Ms, but I'll search some out tomorrow. I also decided I should have bought some candy pumpkins and Cocoa Puffs for better balance, as well as the chocolate crunch factor.

The jar looks so seasonally jolly on the counter! Generous scoops went into some clear bags brightly colored with a scattering of fall leaves and tied with bits of leftover ribbon in a mix of season colors. Perfect for instant hostess gifts and snacks for all the house guests we are expecting over the next two weeks -- or a "just because" treat for friends and neighbors.

Fast, simple and festive for fall ... or autumn ... or whatever you call it! Don't you just love the temperatures ... the colors ... the change in the angle of sunlight light ... and the anticipation of a whole new season of yummy foods?


Autumn Snack Mix

Stir together your favorites from the following:

Small Pretzels
Oatmeal Squares Cereal
Chex Cereal
Cocoa puffs
Caramel Popcorn
M & M's
Reese's Pieces
Malt Balls
Candy Corn
Candy Pumpkins
Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
Goldfish Crackers

Store in a large airtight container or scoop into gift bags or containers to share.


No comments: