Simple Sweet & Salty Snack

Who doesn’t love a good alliteration? Or more importantly a good snack?

In honor of this sweetest of days, I am sharing this quick recipe.  Many of you have probably had something similar to this before.  I have heard it referred to as “reindeer food” or even called “white trash” snack mix, but I’m open to new suggestions.  I recently made this to take to our friends’ house for Super Bowl and extra for Mark & I to share at work and munch on at home.  I used Valentine M&Ms but it can be tailored to any occasion…Christmas, July 4th, Halloween…

Honestly, it is crazy how simple (and good) this is.

img_8463Measurements don’t have to be exact, but for 1 batch you will need approximately:

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 package M&M’s (10-12oz bag)
  • 1 package vanilla CandiQuik/Almond Bark
  • 1 cup Cocktail Peanuts

There are plenty of variations or ways to customize if you so choose: Add Cheerios, use pretzel twists instead of sticks, etc.

  • Combine all ingredients, except CandiQuick in a large bowl.
  •  Melt the CandiQuick in the microwave according to package directions
  • Pour over other ingredients in large bowl & stir to coat
  • Spread mixture out on parchment paper to cool & dry
  • Break into pieces & store in air-tight containers



Sending you lots of love,





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