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Sunday, October 28, 2012

8 Easy Snack Mixes

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When I made the monster munch a few weeks ago, I realized that it's just one of many snack mixes that I love. There's just something more exciting about getting a variety of tastes and textures in a handful instead of simply grabbing a bunch of chips or pretzels or M&Ms. Are you with me?

Because they often make large batches and can be made ahead of time, I love to make a snack mix or two for parties. It's also the perfect snack to mix up and have on hand for Sunday afternoon football or Wednesday night Modern Family viewing. Below are a few of my favorites!

Autumn Snack Mix-Don't let the title fool you, this is good all year long! Cranberries, walnuts, and yogurt covered raisins are mixed with a sweetened mixture of Life cereal and oats.

Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn-I honestly can't make this very often because I make myself sick eating it. SO good, TOO good!

Cinnamon Pretzels-Not a true snack mix, in that it's only pretzels, but the cinnamon sugar coating on these makes them much more exciting than a regular bag of pretzels!

Life Cereal Snack Mix-A Sweets Life recipe that was not a "one and done"...both myself and friends have made this several times. It's salty and sweet thanks to Life Cereal and salted nuts!

Monster Munch-a recent favorite, I've already made this a few times this season and think it'll be a new fall tradition!

Nuts & Bolts Snack Mix-100x better than any Chex Mix you'll buy in the store! It's Martha Stewart's recipe, so you know it's good!

Praline Party Mix-This is long overdue for a new picture, but this is the most famous of all snack mixes on my blog. Literally, my mom's famous for this stuff. Most recently she made enough to give as favors to over 200 people at my sister's wedding!

Tijuana Trash Snack Mix-This one packs a punch from the cayenne pepper and the tortilla chips are an unusual but perfect ingredient in this mix.

One Year Ago: Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
Two Years Ago: Pumpkin Pancakes
Three Years Ago: Pumpkin Bran Date Bread