2 Super Simple Snack Mix Recipes

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A couple of weeks ago I was walking through Target with Nick, when I came across Valentine’s Day treat bags that were screaming “HEY! You! These were made for you!!!”  I decided my coworkers needed some treats as a thank you for being nice to me all year long, especially on the stressful days and I bought them.

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I decided to make a duo of snack mixes, one sweet and one cheesy; basically, a good representation of my personality 😉

My heart was smiling all day long Friday, when I found one coworker after another munching on the mixes at their desks when I’d walk by.  They seemed to be a hit!  Here’s the recipes for your own snacking pleasure. 

Both recipes are for 20 snack bags total, but you can easily cut the recipe down for making smaller batches if that meets your needs.  I think the Sweetheart Mix is a perfect option for Prince/Princess Parties and Frozen Sing-a-longs, too.

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Cheesy Snack Mix
Fills 20 snack backs, approx 3 cups per bag

Ingredients

1 box [12.4 ounces] of White Cheddar Cheez-Its
1 box [14 oz] Corn Chex
1/2 box [7 oz] Rice Chex
1 large container [17 ounces] puffy cheese balls
5 cups mini pretzel twists
4 cups cocktail peanuts

Instructions

Mix ingredients in large bowl. 
Using a scoop or measuring cup, pour about 3 cups of mix into each bag.
I mixed and filled my treat bags in four batches, pouring a quarter of each ingredient into the bowl for each batch. 

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Sweetheart Snack Mix
Fills 20 snack backs, approx 1 1/2 cup per bag

Ingredients

1 box [12 ounces] Berry Kix
1/2 box [7 ounces] Rice Chex
2 packages [6.6 ounce] Strawberry Shortcake Goldfish
2 packages [12.6 ounces] m&m’s chocolate candies in pastels or Valentine’s Day mix
4 cups Craisins/dried cranberries
5 cups mini pretzel twists
2 cups cocktail peanuts

Instructions

Mix ingredients in large bowl. 
Using a scoop or measuring cup, pour about 1 1/2 cups of mix into each bag.
I mixed and filled my treat bags in four batches, pouring a quarter of each ingredient into the bowl for each batch. 

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I put out a call on Facebook when I was going shopping for ingredients, and my mom reminded me that we used to make snack mix with whatever we had in the house and when I was little I called it “birdseed.”  Favorite birdseed ingredients included Sugar Smacks, Honey Nut Cheerios, pretzels, nuts, m&m’s and raisins. . 

Ashleigh also recommended something she calls CRACK MIX which sounded wonderful!  Chex, sesame sticks, pretzels, peanuts with sriracha and coconut oil. Here’s her recipe which I plan to give a try STAT:  Sriracha Party Mix on Being Cheap is Easy

I LOVE pretzels in my mixes. They are my number 1 must!  What are your favorite snack mix ingredients? 

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