Quick and Easy Snack Recipes

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix:
5 Cups corn chips, such as Fritos
4 Cups Crispix Cereal
8 Cups popped corn
1 (11.5 ounce) can mixed nuts
Mix ingredients in a large roasting pan
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Make syrup

½ Cup light corn syrup
½ Cup (1 stick) butter
½ Cup brown sugar
1 ½ Teaspoons chili powder (I like to use a little more, up to 2 to 3 teaspoons)
1/8 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ to ½ Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
¼ Teaspoon salt
Put syrup ingredients in 2-quare sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour hot syrup over popcorn mixture in
roasting pan. Stir until all ingredients are coated with syrup. Bake in preheated oven 250-degree oven
for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread hot mixture on waxed paper to
cool. Feeds several very lucky popcorn-hungry munchers!

Quick & Easy Punch
2 quarts Hawaiian Punch
1 Quart Cranberry Juice
2 Liter bottle 7Up or Squirt
Combine all ingredients; reserve enough juice to make an ice ring. Freeze ice ring and add to punch
before serving.

Homemade Dots Pretzels
64 oz. Butter Spindles
16 oz. Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn oil
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. dill weed
Put all ingredients in a 2 gallon storage bag, roll until pretzels are coated. Let pretzels dry overnight on
waxed paper or tin foil, store in an air tight container.

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Laverne Diede
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