Thursday, February 9, 2012

6 Snack Mix Recipes!!

I was looking for some snack mix recipe and found some great ones, so decided to share them here. Hope you enjoy! If you have any good snack mix recipes, leave a link in the comments! =)

Kickin' Snack Mix Recipe

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + coolingYield: 16 Servings20 45 65 Ingredients 

3 cups Crispix
3 cups Wheat Chex
2 cups cheddar-flavored snack crackers
1 cup pretzel sticks
1 cup almonds
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup pistachios
1/2 cup butter-flavored popcorn oil
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the oil, dressing mix, dill, garlic powder and cayenne. Drizzle over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 45-55 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 quarts.

Nacho Snack Mix Recipe

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + coolingYield: 16 Servings10 120 130

4 cups Crispix
1 can (4-1/2 ounces) crisp cheese ball snacks
3 cups corn chips
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup cheese-flavored snack crackers
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter, melted

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Spread in two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Combine the taco seasoning, oil and butter; pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
Bake at 200° for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 4 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was prepared with Planters' Cheeze Balls.

Trail Mix Recipe

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.Yield: 8 Servings10 10 Ingredients 

1/2 cup unblanched whole almonds
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup dried apple slices, chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Honey Nut Cheerios

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 cups.


I am thinking this recipe may be good with my homemade granola, instead of the oatmeal squares cereal.

Cherry Almond Snack Mix Recipe

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min.Yield: 20 Servings10 20 30 Ingredients

4 cups oatmeal squares cereal
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 pinch salt
1 cup dried cherries or golden raisins

Preheat the oven to 300°F.
In 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch baking pan, combine cereal and almonds.
In small bowl, mix melted butter, apple pie spice, and salt . Drizzle cereal mixture. Toss to evenly coat.
Bake 20 minutes or until almonds are toasted, stirring once during baking.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Add dried cherries and/or golden raisins.
Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Corny Snack Mix

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.Yield: 40 Servings10 15 25 Ingredients

3 quarts popped popcorn
1 package (15 ounces) Corn Pops
1 package (15 ounces) corn chips
2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) vanilla or white chips

In several large bowls, combine the popcorn, Corn Pops and corn chips.
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt chips; stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.

•Spread onto two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 7-1/2 quarts.

Zesty Snack Mix Recipe

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + coolingYield: 13 Servings10 25 35 Ingredients

4 cups Corn Chex
4 cups corn chips
1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano

In a large bowl, combine the cereal, corn chips, peanuts and oats. Combine butter and honey; drizzle over cereal mixture. Sprinkle with chili powder, salt and oregano; toss to coat.
Spread in a single layer in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 10 cups.

Creamy Sourdough Snack Recipe

I love dips and bread and the hollowed out round loaves filled with rich creamy dip are just amazing! =)

I think this one may go good with the sourdough bread recipe that I just posted in my last blog post. ;)

Creamy Sourdough Snack Recipe from Taste of Home

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.Yield: 28 Servings20 20 Ingredients

1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 round loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
Chopped fresh parsley, optional

In a saucepan, combine sour cream, cream cheese, onions and Worcestershire sauce; cook and stir over low heat until blended. Add cheese and ham; cook and stir until cheese is melted and ham is heated through. Cut off top of loaf; carefully hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cut bread into cubes. Pour dip into shell; sprinkle with parsley if desired. Serve with bread cubes. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Neat Sourdough Recipe!

Looking for an sourdough recipe that you don't have to keep working with? I found this great recipe on Taste of Home and can hardly wait to try it!

Sourdough Bread Recipe

32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
3-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt

In a 4-qt. non-metallic bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups warm water;
let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups of flour until smooth.
Cover loosely with a clean towel. Let stand in a warm place
(80°-90°) to ferment for 48 hours; stir several times daily.
(The mixture will become bubbly and rise, have a "yeasty" sour aroma
and a transparent yellow liquid will form on the top.) Stir in milk
powder, butter, sugar, salt, remaining water and enough remaining
flour to form a soft dough. (Do not knead.) Cover and let rise in a
warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.

Turn onto a floured surface; punch dough down. (Do not knead).
Divide in half. Shape each into a round loaf. Heavily grease baking
sheets and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place dough on prepared pans.

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

With a sharp knife, make three diagonal slashes across tops of loaves. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Brush loaves with cold water; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 2

Editor’s Note: Dough may also be shaped into 24 rolls instead of loaves. Bake for 10 minutes, then 20-25 minutes after brushing with water.

Betty Crocker coupons!

Hey friends!

Wanted to share some great Betty Crocker coupons with you!

You can visit THIS LINK to download a
printable coupon for 85 cents off when you buy
ONE BOX of Fun da-middles Cupcake Mix.

And, you can visit THIS LINK to download a
printable coupon for 75 cents off when you buy
ONE POUCH of Betty Crocker Molasses Cookie Mix.

Hope you all enjoy and have a great "week-end before Valentines"! ;)

I received this information and the coupon offer from Betty Crocker through