Around this time of year, my mother in law likes to make a yummy snack mix with candy corn and party peanuts. The sweet of the candy corn juxtaposed with the salty crunch of the peanuts blend to make a wonderful treat. Inspired by Beaver-ly, I made this delicious autumn snack mix yesterday--doesn't it look yummy? I got the idea from here, but modified the recipe to use ingredients that we already had on hand.
I mixed together:
4 c. crunchy oatmeal cereal squares
4 c. mini-twist pretzels
2-12 oz bags brach's autumn mix candies
2 c. milk chocolate m&ms candies
4 c. caramel corn
1 c. honey roasted peanuts
1-6.6 oz bag chocolate graham goldfish crackers
It made a lot. So I packaged some in 1/2 c. reusable containers for the boys to snack on in the next couple of days.
I put about half a cup of the mixture in each of 4 bags for my boys to give to their teachers tomorrow,
and I made these bags to welcome our guests, who are arriving later today. :)
And now, an update on our pumpkin escape artist, who decided to take up residence in a tree, about 20 feet off the ground.
|Here's what it looked like on August 22.|
|Here's what it looked like on September 6. As you can see, it's a lot bigger and its weight has caused the vine to sag away from the branch.|
|Here's what it looks like today. Hubby strung it up in a mesh bag to support its weight. It's even larger, and is turning orange.|