The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Cute kid mix

All you have to do is mix this together and you have a kid’s favorite snack just like that!

What you’ll need:

1 c animal crackers
1 c teddy bear shaped chocolate or honey graham crackers
1 c mini pretzel twists
1 c yogurt covered raisins
1 c candy coated chocolates (M&M’s)
1 box ice cream cones, optional

Mix all ingredients except ice cream cones together. You can serve in the ice cream cones for a cute touch at a party. Store in an airtight container for up to a month. Makes 10 servings.

Cost:
animal crackers – $1.09
graham crackers – $1.09
pretzels – $1.09
raisins – $1.12/box
candy coated chocolates – $1.50
ice cream cones – $1.89
Total – $7.66

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December 29, 2008 Posted by | -chocolate, -kids favorites, -party ideas, -super snacks | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chex mix

I can’t imagine a party without Chex Mix to snack on. It’s very easy to make and is a good idea for gift baskets too.

What you’ll need:

3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels
1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1 inch pieces
6 Tbl butter or margarine
2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tsp seasoned salt
¾ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder

Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container. Makes 24 (½ cup) servings.

Cost:
breakfast cereal – $2.50/box
mixed nuts – $3.50
pretzels – $1.09
bagel chips – $1.99
butter – $1.75/pound
Worcestershire sauce – $1.79
Total – $14.44/$0.60 per serving

December 15, 2008 Posted by | -party ideas, -super snacks | , , , , , | Leave a comment