Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chex & NO Balances

 I bought a box of Rice Cereal and my snacking life will never be the same!  One recipe is salty and satisfies the crunch need and the other is the cure for PMS!

Munchie Mix
Have a snack attack with this fix.  I love Chex Mix, picking out your favorite bits, but it contains MSG and other unpronounceable ingredients.  This recipe makes quite a bit.

8 cups of popcorn
4 cups corn/rice cereal
1 cup of cashews or peanuts
1 cup pretzels
1 cup or oyster crackers or croutons or cheese crackers (whatever you have)
1/4 cup butter
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp sugar

Melt butter in pan.  Stir in Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and sugar.  Mix.  Combine all snack ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour butter mix over and coat thoroughly.  Put mix on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes at 250 degrees.  Let cool and store in airtight container.

How bad can it be for you?  Peanut butter, dark chocolate, nuts, dried fruit...that doesn't sound too bad, right?  I know, I know, it's the powdered sugar that gets ya, BUT, really and truly you inhale most of from the cloud of sugar that happens when you pour it into the bag, so how much can really be in there??  Go with me on this...
 Heavenly Mix
8 cups Rice Cereal
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup cashews
3/4 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
In a large bowl combine cereal, cashews and raisins.  In small microwave bowl combine chocolate chips and peanut butter.  Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, then nuke another 25 seconds.  Pour chocolate over cereal mix and stir till everyone is happy.  Pour powdered sugar in large baggie and dump the coated cereal mix in this and shake, shake, shake!  Indulge at your discretion.


1 comment:

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

I'm making the Chex Mix as we speak!!! EEEEEKK!!