Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Snack Mix

September is coming to a close.  Can you believe it?
We have had some great weather around here, the past few days, and I am loving every minute of it. 
Holding on to every BEAUTIFUL non winter day!

Here's a fun apple snack mix to munch on this week.

Doesn't that look yummy?  Apple Jacks and crunchy dried apples are the stars!

4 cups Apple Jacks cereal
1/4 cup cocktail peanuts
4 cups Rice Chex cereal
1/4 cup green apple flavor jelly beans
1/2 cup crunchy, dried apples
1/4 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
In a large roasting pan, mix together both cereals, peanuts and crunchy, dried apples.
In a large saucepan, melt butter.  Add the Karo syrup and brown sugar.  Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Stir constantly.  Add the baking soda.  Mixture will expand.  Remove from the heat.
Pour over the cereal mixture.  Stir to coat evenly.
Bake for 45 minutes in a 250 degree oven, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
Spread on wax paper to cool.  Add the apple flavor jelly beans once mixture is cooled.

Sweet and salty all in one!  There is a lot of crunchy apple flavor going on.
Store the apple snack mix in an airtight container and you can have this treat all week long...
if it lasts that long. :)

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,

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