Thought of the Day

I see we are talking recipes this week! How about some quick and easy ideas for those pesky school lunches?

Snack Mix Recipe

8 cups Chex cereal (Wheat -- Rice And Corn)
1 cup M&M candies
1 cup Raisins
2 cups pretzels, small rounds work best

Combine and enjoy!


Nuts 'N' Bolts Snack Mix

4 cups Cheerios® cereal
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup nuts
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1.Heat oven to 275°F.

2.In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, mix cereal, pretzels and nuts. Stir together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and garlic salt. Pour over cereal mixture, tossing until evenly coated.

3. Bake 30 minutes, stirring occasionally; cool. Store in airtight container.


Almond Granola Trail Mix

Nonstick vegetable oil spray
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/3 cup sesame seeds
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
6 tablespoons dark brown sugar - (packed)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup golden raisins

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly spray rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Toss oats and next 3 ingredients in large bowl. Whisk syrup, brown sugar, oil, 2 tablespoons warm water and salt in small bowl to blend. Pour syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine.

Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake until evenly browned, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in raisins. (Can be made 1 week ahead.)


Tip: To keep snack mixes crisp, store them in airtight containers or heavy resealable plastic food-storage bags, especially in humid weather.

Now we're cooking! :D

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