By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
After a turkey and dressing meal, nobody needs snacks. But it's Thanksgiving, right? So if you're looking for a couple of snack mixes to set out for people to munch on either before or after the Turkey Day meal, here are a couple of contenders.
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
2 cup Honey Nut Chex cereal
2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
8 oz. pecan halves
In a bowl, combine brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In a small, microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla.
In large microwavable bowl, mix all cereals and pecans. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Add sugar and spice mixture and toss until coated.
Microwave, uncovered, on High for 5 minutes or until mixture starts to brown, stirring ever minute. Spread on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool. Store in airtight container.
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1 cup white sugar
2 tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda
1 to 2 cups peanuts
14 oz. (2 7-oz. boxes) Ritz Bits with peanut butter
1 bag (12 oz.) pretzels
1 bag M & Ms with peanuts
Combine peanuts, Ritz Bits and pretzels; set aside. Combine butter and sugar. Boil liquid for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and soda; stir. Pour boiled mixture over peanut/pretzel mixture; stir. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool; break apart. Add peanut M & Ms and stir. Store in airtight container.
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