When the weather turns cooler, we start craving snack mix at our house. Chex mix, trail mix, anything easy to snack on as we're coming in and out of the cold. This recipe comes from my friend Mary and is a favorite with my kids.
MARY'S POPCORN SNACK MIX1 envelope microwave popcorn, popped
6 cups corn Chex cereal
3 cups miniature pretzels
16 ounces dry roasted peanuts
1 14-ounce package M&M's candies1 cup raisins, optional
1 and 1/2 pound almond bark/white candy coating
Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt almond bark and pour over mix, stirring to coat evenly. Spread on wax paper-lined baking sheets and refrigerate about 15 minutes. When cooled/hardened, remove from trays and store in an airtight container.
(Note: I use bulk popcorn, popped on the stove. You'll need about 7 cups of popped corn for the above recipe. Also, I use the store brand instead of Chex cereal, if it's cheaper. We don't add raisins to this mix because we prefer it crunchy, without any chewy spots!)