Whip up this fun batch of sweet snack mix squares! They consist of pretzel sticks, rice cereal, M and Ms candies, peanuts, butter and mini marshmallows. Also included is a quick recipe for a healthful Fruit and Peanut Snack Mix.
2-1/2 cups broken pretzel sticks
2 cups crispy rice or Rice Chex
1-1/2 cup M & Ms or Reeses Pieces
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
5 cups miniature marshmallows
In a large bowl combine pretzels, cereal and candy.
In a large saucepan, over low heat, melt butter and peanut butter. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring until all is melted and smooth. Pour over snack mixture and stir to coat.
Press into a buttered 9 x 13-inch pan and cool until firm. Cut into squares.
Recipe makes 24 squares.
Fruit and Peanut Snack Mix
1 6-ounce package pretzel, plain, or Cheddar cheese-flavored, bite-size, fish-shaped crackers
1 6-ounce package dried cranberries
1 7-ounce package dried apricots, snipped
1 cup peanuts
In a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 6 cups (12, 1/2-cup servings).
Nutritional Analysis Per 1/2-cup: Calories: 213, Total fat: 7g, Saturated fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 206mg, Carbohydrate: 35g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 5g
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