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This week I am so glad to have Heather here, from Hezzi- D’s Books and Cooks, to share her Fun and Easy Munch Mix recipe with us. She always has great recipes, some inspire you to eat better, while others will satisfy your sweet tooth. Heather, also does book reviews, which has opened my world to many new types of literature. As, a blogger, I admire her for the simple fact that she manages to accomplish all this and still finds time to write for her blog consistently throughout the week. I understand how much time and dedication this must take. I believe it shows how passionate she is about both cooking and reading.
There are days when I feel like baking elaborate desserts and then there are days when I just want to make something quickly. Whenever I’m making a snack with the kids at school I want to make something that has little to no baking but still tastes great. I like to have the kids be a part of what we are making so I often find little jobs for them to do.
This recipe is super simple and the ingredients can easily be substituted for whatever you have in the house. I had the students measure the ingredients in the measuring cups because we’re currently learning about customary and metric units so this was not only fun but it was a learning experience as well.
The kids were also able help mix the ingredients together. I ended up melting the chocolate and drizzling it over the top so that they didn’t get burnt but they did everything else. I let them portion the treats into bags and then choose a colored ribbon to tie around the bag. They were so proud of their snack.
Of course we didn’t portion all of the snack mix into bags. I did leave some in a big bowl for the students to snack on during reading class. All in all this mix took us 10 minutes to make and it actually tastes really good. I love the sweet and salty combination of ingredients and this mix would be easy to tailor to any event by using candies in the colors of the event. (Pink and red for Valentine’s Day, pastels for Easter, red, white, and blue for July 4th, etc.)
- 1 c. miniature marshmallows
- 1 c. candy (I used M & M’s and skittles)
- 1 c. mixed nuts (I used almonds and peanuts)
- ½ c. chocolate covered raisins
- 3 c. pretzels, broken into pieces
- ½ c. chocolate melts
- ½ c. white chocolate melts
- In a large bowl combine the marshmallows, candy, mixed nuts, and chocolate covered raisins. Mix in the broken pretzels.
- Spread the mixture on a large baking sheet.
- Melt the chocolate melts in the microwave on 30 second intervals until melted. Scoop into a small zip top bag and snip off the edge. Drizzle over top of the mixture.
- Repeat with the white chocolate. Allow the chocolate to harden.
- Break into pieces and put into baggies or eat and enjoy!
What a yummy looking much mix. My son loves to help in the kitchen, and this will be such a fun recipe for him to help with. Thank you so much for stopping by, Heather!