Monday, October 29, 2012

Jack-o-lantern Jumble--a Treat and a Printable!

This time of year is all about traditions and yummy food, and this recipe is a fall/Halloween tradition in our family and definitely yummy. It's one of those sweet/salty combinations, so I guess you have to be into that to enjoy this, but I promise it won't disappoint you! It's easy to whip up a batch, and it's a great snack for yourself or a treat to give to friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. Here's the recipe:

4 cups Corn Chex
4 cups Rice Chex
1 cup salted peanuts
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1-2 cups candy corn

In a large bowl, combine the cereal and peanuts, then set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, peanut butter and worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir until butter and peanut butter are melted. Pour over cereal and toss to coat. Spread into a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until cereal has browned. I usually take it out after 30 minutes because I don't like the cereal too brown, but oven times do vary so just watch it. Let it cool, then stir in the candy corn. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

On a side note, I always do at least 2 cups of candy corn, sometimes a little more. I like to have a candy corn in each bite, about a 2-3 to 1 ratio of the Chex to candy corn. But that's just my preference and opinion, take it or leave it!

And if you're wanting to share with someone, I created a little printable tag to go along with it:

You can cut out the 2.5" square, or use a 2" circle punch if you just want the circle. Enjoy! And don't be surprised if you can't stop eating it!